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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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3rd day of I&D abscess treatment. Still pus poured out after medic was changing dress. Is there something wrong with it?

3rd day of I&D abscess treatment. Still pus poured out after medic was changing dress. Is there something wrong with it?

Change more often: If there is still pus coming from the wound, you need to change the dressing more frequently. If that doesn't help, the incision to drain it may not be big enough. If that's the case, then it will need to be opened up more. See a general surgeon for an exam soon. This week preferably. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the best mandibular abscess treatment?

What is the best mandibular abscess treatment?

Identify and Treat: An abscess in the mandible may be due to a number of possible causes. In order to treat it, one has to identify the cause. An evaluation by your dentist would be a logical starting point. ...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

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