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I had a abscess surgically removed from my buttocks. The wound is 4cm in width and approximately 3 CM deep. What is the best treatment?

I had a abscess surgically removed from my buttocks. The wound is 4cm in width and approximately 3 CM deep. What is the best treatment?

Packing: Wounds like this are typically treated with packing and healing by secondary intent. Oral antibiotics are often used but the wound must not be closed and be allowed to heal from inside to outside in this manner. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more

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I am suffering buttock abscess since 2009, i had have surgery but i still not recover , suggest me what should I do?

I am suffering buttock abscess since 2009, i had have surgery but i still not recover , suggest me what should I do?

Need to see surgeon: You may have most likely anal fistula, less likely pilonidal sinus, both need surgical intervention , see your surgeon to find the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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When does an abscess in the cheek require immediate emergency treatment?

When does an abscess in the cheek require immediate emergency treatment?

Always!: A dental access that has spread to the cheek is an indication of a severe infection and requires immediate attention. If you can not get to an oral surgeon then go to the emergency room. This type of infection can spread to the eye and the brian and if left untreated can be fatal. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Incision and drainage performed
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Culture of pus performed
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Antibiotics by mouth & duration appropriate
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Wound care instructions & list of supplies
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What is the best treatment for recurring abscesses?

What is the best treatment for recurring abscesses?

Resolve the cause: If an abscess recurs it means that the cause of the infection has not yet been resolved. A combination of the use of the proper antibiotic along with eliminating the cause of an infection has to be implemented for enough time and in a manner that will allow the body to resolve the infection. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for liver abscess?

What is the treatment for liver abscess?

It depend on the: Abcess and were is located, some time we use surgery some we treat with antbiotics. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Soak in warm water for 20 minutes
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Apply topical antibiotic
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Consider visit to doctor to incise and drain abscess
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What is the treatment for spinal abscess?

Every abcess have to: Be drained and treat with antibiotic. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more

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