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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

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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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 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 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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Will an abscess on your vagina go away without treatment?

Possible: In medicine anything is possible however, i would recommend you see your dr about this issue. This may need to be drained and antibiotics prescribed. If not could lead to a much more serious infection. ...Read more

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Periodontal abscess how long can I leave it before treatment?

Periodontal abscess how long can I leave it before treatment?

abcess: If it is a periodontal abcess....You should have gone to the periodontist yesterday.....Any abcess in the mouth must be seen right away. ...Read more

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What is the role of different anti-biotic in treatment of gluteal abscess ?

What is the role of different anti-biotic in treatment of gluteal abscess ?

Antibiotic choices: When treating an abscess -one has to consider 'what' germs might be there, then make the appropriate selection for therapy. Sometimes it's more than just antibiotics (such as incision). One has to consider patient allergies, drug interactions, dosing/length of therapy etc. It's nice to have a culture of the abscess material, but sometimes a best guess will do. I like trimethoprim-sulfa. See MD. ...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