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What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

Abscess: If it is an actual abscess it should be surgically drained. However, moist heat may help to localize it in the meantime. ...Read more

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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I plucked my butt hair a few days ago and I think it may have gone infected (anal abscess?). Should I get myself checked or will home remedy work?

I plucked my butt hair a few days ago and I think it may have gone infected (anal abscess?). Should I get myself checked or will home remedy work?

Perianal abscess: It is not uncommon that by plucking a hair in the perianal area that an abscess can develop. The area is constantly contaminated and at risk for infection. Should that happen, warm sitz baths 2-3x/day help bring vascular supply to the area needed for healing. If the site doesn't resolve, then antibiotics may be needed. Rare for surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but I would like some proven things I can do at home to reduce swelling and pain..

What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but I would like some proven things I can do at home to reduce swelling and pain..

Dr.: Dr. Mcleod is right. There is nothing that you can do at home.
In addition, going to the emergency room just wastes previous tax dollars.
Please go see your dentist, or go to the many free clinics, or hospitals residencies out there.
The resources are there. You just have to go...
Best wishes,
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess? I have a swelling on my right shoulder that is colored red and is painful upon touching it. It has been there for about one week now. Having researched it on the internet, I believe it is a skin abscess. What

What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess? I have a swelling on my right shoulder that is colored red and is painful upon touching it. It has been there for about one week now. Having researched it on the internet, I believe it is a skin abscess. What

Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria to form an abscess (collection of pus/infection). When this happens, you may need to see a medical provider who may need to prescribe you antibiotics or incise and drain the abscess. Some home remedies may include a warm compress and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any natural, home remedy to help make my gums less sensitive?

Please let me know if there is any natural, home remedy to help make my gums less sensitive?

Keep guns healthy: Gums are usually sensitive when they are unhealthy. Be sure to brush twice daily, floss daily and have a professional cleaning at least twice yearly. ...Read more

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I have swollen, inflamed gums. Please help. Any good home remedy?

I have swollen, inflamed gums. Please help. Any good home remedy?

Red flag: Swelling is one of the signals your body uses to tell you that there's something wrong. By the time your gums are swollen enough to alarm you there is probably a significant gum disease problem that requires professional care, and you are probably beyond a diy cure. Please see your dentist for an examination and evaluation now. Referral to a periodontist may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is the any home remedy to make your teeth whiter and remove stains and make your gums pinker?

Is the any home remedy to make your teeth whiter and remove stains and make your gums pinker?

See below.: You be amazed of how much whiter, less stained and pinker (healthier) gums you will get just buy brushing and flossing a few times a day. By brushing properly using a soft toothbrush you can get great result. You can also use some over the counter whitening toothpaste. This is more of a maintenance plan and you should have a professional cleaning and whitening done by a dentist. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for ridding gum infection, and whitening teeth besides brushing?

Is there a home remedy for ridding gum infection, and whitening teeth besides brushing?

Yes and no: Yes to the teeth whitening and no to the gum infection. If you have gum infection, you need to see your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Home remedy for receeding gums and cavities? I can't see my dentist for a few weeks. Also, I have a bald patch just above my right ear?

Home remedy for receeding gums and cavities? I can't see my dentist for a few weeks. Also, I have a bald patch just above my right ear?

Alopecia: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it w/medication. Peace and good health. See dentist for mouth issues and consider chewing a gum called SPRY or using the tooth paste by the same company. ...Read more

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I'm getting abscess gum treatment but super afraid of the dentist, please help me?

I'm getting abscess gum treatment but super afraid of the dentist, please help me?

Sedation: Please get sedation. You will need to be healthy and get clearance from your medical doctor. If there are any medical concerns this needs to be discussed. If you are healthy, sedation will be great for you. The types are oral or IV sedation. Depending on your situation both options can be discussed. Ask your dentist about this. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for gum abscess on 7 year old, immobile front tooth?

Can you please suggest treatment for gum abscess on 7 year old, immobile front tooth?

It depends: At this age the child can have either permanent or baby front teeth, if it is a baby tooth it could be on it's way out and in this case nature will take it course and the tooth will fall out, if it is a permanent tooth you need to treat it ; keep it. Make sure you take the child to a pediatric dentist who can give you the proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck, dr mokbel, scdentalimplants. Com. ...Read more

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Hi, I have gum abscess, I have taken amoxicillin in past, I have few Doxycycline pills, can I take to start treatment until I get new script for Amox?

Hi, I have gum abscess, I have taken amoxicillin in past, I have few Doxycycline pills, can I take to start treatment until I get new script for Amox?

No: Antibiotics are prescribed for a specific diagnosis by a provider. If you are making your own diagnosis then you are short changing yourself. Using left over meds means you did not completely treat a previous infection. Using the wrong antibiotic can lead to overgrowth of bacteria and or side effects. See a dentist for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Should I lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home and just start taking amoxicillin?

Should I lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home and just start taking amoxicillin?

No: This is way to difficult to do looking in a mirror, I would be concerned that you could do quite a bit of damage in your attempt.

This is a dental problem, you need to see your dentist asap to determine the exact cause of your abscess and perform the correct treatment and only prescribe the correct dose of the right medication.
See photo, this is a problem. ...Read more

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Should I lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home? I just began amoxicillin yesterday?

Should I lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home? I just began amoxicillin yesterday?

No: The "gum boil" is the result of infection trying to move to the area of least resistance. If you pop it at home without supervision then you risk spreading the infection. Amoxicillin typically takes 2 - 3 days to work. If it is not painful then be patient for a couple of days, it may go away. If not call your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Besides perio maintenance visits, good home oral hygiene and dieting is there anything else I can do to avoid another disasterous gum abscess?

Besides perio maintenance visits, good home oral hygiene and dieting is there anything else I can do to avoid another disasterous gum abscess?

Dental abscess: Http://www. Cdc. Gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/dental_caries. Html

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/tooth-abscess/manage/ptc-20185988

Avoid sugary foods, if you have diabetes, good control is important. You might consider gargling after meals with salt water as well as brushing as that eliminates bacteria. Seek dental attention the minute you start noting something is off. ...Read more

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I have decaying tooth and now I feel an abscess very high on my gum above that tooth. I'm in pain. Dentist appt in October. Any advice for home care un?

I have decaying tooth and now I feel an abscess very high on my gum above that tooth. I'm in pain. Dentist appt in October. Any advice for home care un?

Call dentist: Get your appointment moved up. This needs to be addressed. There is nothing you can do between now and then other than take your ibuprofen and acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is the best home treatment for ingrown toenail? Will warm foot bath with Epsom salt help? Will it help prevent infection/abscess?

What is the best home treatment for ingrown toenail? Will warm foot bath with Epsom salt help? Will it help prevent infection/abscess?

Ingrown toenail: Soaking your toe in Epsom salts and warm water is a good treatment at home for an ingrown toenail. If the pain and swelling and redness does not decrease you will need to see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I do a home remedy at 9 weeks?

Home Remedy?: I guess it depends on what you mean by home remedy and what you are treating. Need more detail. Thanks! ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for cold?

What's a good home remedy for cold?

Heals on its own: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy to help with agorahphobia?

Is there a home remedy to help with agorahphobia?

You can start: W/ a mental health professional who treats agoraphobia. Begin w/online consults if possible. HealthTap has a Concierge service for this. Baby step to the porch, steps, mail box, etc. Practice the Relaxation Response. See http://www. Relaxationresponse. Org/ Peace and good health. Lots of reason to be positive. ...Read more

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Which home remedy to cure acneis considered the best?

Which home remedy to cure acneis considered the best?

Benzoyl peroxide: It's available over-the-counter. If it doesn't clear you up, then your physician has something that can. If you are the patient, then you can try tea tree oil (it can give a man breasts), sleeping with your face smeared with honey, or anything else you find online. If you are responsible for the physical & emotional health of a teen, it's your duty get him/her effective scientific rx. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy or an otc to correct the issue?

Is there a home remedy or an otc to correct the issue?

Please tell us: What the issue is. We do not have that information in front of us. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is best home remedy for gout?

What is best home remedy for gout?

If you mean herbals: Herbs can fight inflammation and cleanse toxins from the joints. Devil's claw root, gingerroot, meadowsweet leaves and flowertops, and white willow bark all act as anti-inflammatory agents that can relieve pain. (aspirin contains a chemical that is the synthesized version of a substance found in meadowsweet and willow.) other helpful herbs include boswellia, capsicum, feverfew and licorice. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for a cough?

What is a home remedy for a cough?

Herbs, homeopathy: Not sure if these qualify as home remedies as you may have to go to the health food store to get these, but my favorite treatment is homeopathy- see http://homeopathyplus. Com. Au/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/ to help find the best remedy to try.
My favorite herb for coughs is pellargonium sidoides, sold as umcka: http://www. Umcka. Com/
for other ideas see http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/coughs. Html. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for bursitis?

What is a home remedy for bursitis?

See details: Rest and over-the-counter meds such as Aleve (naproxen) or Advil can help. Ice or heat may also be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best snoring home remedy?

What is the best snoring home remedy?

Snoring Home Remedy: Anything that helps relieve upper airway obstruction -- oral decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, nasal dilators -- all may be helpful. Is weight loss a "home remedy"? If so, this is generally the best way to help relieve snoring, after relieving a stuffy nose. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for bronchitis?

What is a home remedy for bronchitis?

Bronchitis Remedies: I commend you for your desire to have good Health.
• Don't smoke. Wear a mask when the air is polluted
• Wash your hands using hand sanitizers
• Drink plenty water
• Gargle with salt water
• Have Lemon, Bay Leaf, Savory or Thyme in boiling water or as Tea
• Eat Berries, black grapes and plums
• Rest, have good sleep
• Use a humidifier
See a Physician for continued cough, fever or yellow mucus ...Read more