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Can getting a peritonsillar abscess drained hurt?

Can getting a peritonsillar abscess drained hurt?

Mildly uncomfortable: With proper local anesthetic, this can be relatively easy to go through. It is done in the office and you will feel much better soon after drainage. The benefits are well worth it. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Can surgically incised abcess fill up again?

Can surgically incised abcess fill up again?

In dentistry: It can, if the problem that caused the abscess is not treated. A tooth root abscess could be surgically drained, but unless the tooth undergoes root canal treatment or the tooth is extracted, the abscess will recur. ...Read more

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Once an abscess is drained, will it have to be drained again?

Usually not: Usually not but make sure you follow up with your doctor as recommended. ...Read more

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Drain fell out perianal abscess...What will happen to me?

Your surgeon needs: To know this. Only he knows the complexity of your disease and can guide you further. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics help an undrained breast abcess or should you wait until after it is drained?

Yes: Antibiotics will help slow the growth / spread of an abscess, but will not likely be able to fully resolve the problem--hence the draining. It is not a huge issue, unless immune compromised, if you are on abx before/during I&D or after. ...Read more

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What will happen if drain fell out perianal abscess?

Probably nothing: But depends on type of drain and how long it was in. Generally 2-4 days of drainage is adequate but not knowing the circumstances specific to your problem, best to call the person who did the drainage and notify them of the situation and seek their opinion on whether you have anything to worry about. ...Read more

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Will a Z-Pack help an infected Pilonidal Cyst?

Will a Z-Pack help an infected Pilonidal Cyst?

Z-Packs are for-: -respiratory infections, consulting with a general surgeon is best. Pilonidal cysts are treated with other antibiotics, and if infected badly enough surgical option may be in order. Levoflaxin , or a drug related to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually used. ...Read more

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How could i drain a tooth abscess?

I would not...: Please seek the attention of a dentist. If handled improperly an abscess can lead to more serious infections spreading to other parts of the body including the heart. This truly is not something to manage on your own. I realize people want to save money and time, but an abscess is nothing to mess with on your own, honestly and humbly... ...Read more

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How quickly can a tooth infection (abscess) spread?

How quickly can a tooth infection (abscess) spread?

Very fast: It depends on a lot of factors such as how strong your immune system is, how agressive the bacteria are, and the location of the tooth. ...Read more

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Will ichthammol cause an abscess to drain on its own?

ICHTHAMMOL ABSCESS: AS FAR AS I KNOW, ICHTHAMMOL IS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE A DANGEROUS MEDICATION. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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What could make a drained & packed perianal abscess worse?

If opening closes: The idea of draining an abscess is to allow the infected fluid to drain externally while the abscess is gradually obliterated. If the packing is removed too early and the opening closes, then you are at risk for a recurrent abscess. ...Read more

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How to remove a boil sac after the boil has drained and healed?

How to remove a boil sac after the boil has drained and healed?

Boils and Cysts: Boils do not have sacs and thus they need to be drained. Epidermoid cysts have sacs and once the cyst has ruptured it is difficult to remove the sac and the cyst can return. ...Read more

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Why will a dentist pull an abscess tooth that's still infected after antibiotics?

Why will a dentist pull an abscess tooth that's still infected after antibiotics?

Abscessed tooth: Some will and some won't. I can only speak for myself. In my opinion, if a tooth is abscessed and cannot be saved (or chosen not to), it should come out as soon as possible.The quicker it's out, the sooner the patient is comfortable and the sooner the healing process can begin. There are cases where antibiotic coverage is preferable or required (with certain medical conditions). ...Read more

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Infected Sebaceous Cyst wont drain. Doc lanced but still a huge lump. Whats left inside? Will antibiotics be more effective post lancing?

Infected Sebaceous Cyst wont drain. Doc lanced but still a huge lump. Whats left inside? Will antibiotics be more effective post lancing?

Clot: These cysts need complete excision removing the sebaceous material and the capsule as well or it will regrow. You are likely feeling a bit of clot under the skin., normal finding. If the cyst was removed in entirety no antibiotics are needed ...Read more

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Can i drain this abcess.??

Can i drain this abcess.??

At your own risk: draining an abscess could be a bad idea if you don't have the proper equipment (sterile instruments) and could potentially make it worse if not drained fully. ...Read more

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How to treat a Bartholin's cyst abscess?

How to treat a Bartholin's cyst abscess?

I&D: Incision and drainage is the best way to treat a Bartholin's abscess. This should be done by your gynecologist. It can be done in the office or at the hospital. ...Read more

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