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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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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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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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What is the treatment for a peritonsillar abscess?

What is the treatment for a peritonsillar abscess?

Usually drainage: Early abscess may respond to antibiotics and steroids but usually require drainage. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

Drainage and meds: Usually we drain the abscess with with a needle or incise it with a blade under local anesthesia. Then we treat with antibiotics and sometimes steroids. ...Read more

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What does the treatment of a skin abscess involve? Does it always have to be opened and drained?

What does the treatment of a skin abscess involve? Does it always have to be opened and drained?

Abscess treatment: Once the abscess begins to "come to a head" and it becomes more soft and fluctuant, lancing it to evacuate the pus and relieve the pressure is the best course of action followed by a medical professional. You will also be placed on antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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