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3cm diam. Boil on my right hip lobe.Using an ointment for it.Ingredient;80%vaseline, 10%İchthammol, 10%lanolin.Had small abscesses before.Will it work?
I and D: See a doctor. I might need to be drained. Be safe and see if it looks serious by a doctor. ...Read more
Would the use of triple antibiotic ointment on a draining abscess cause enough neomycin to be absorbed into the blood to damage the cochlea/hearing?
Eyelid abscess I&D today and now the eye bag area is more red, swollen painful I'm on Doxycycline & Erythromycin ointment Is this swelling normal ?
I have a boil up user my right arm pit. It bust on its on. Wat kind of ointment can I put on a open wound?
I have a boil that popped on its own and has drained but the hole won't close up it's been 2 weeks. I've been using triple antibiotic ointmen?
Hole: A larger hole could tasks longer to close. Be sure to wash the area daily - warm bath or shower and let dry. If not improving...closing more each day...check with your doctor ...Read more
Worst case-DEATH: Depending on where it is, the microbe that is causing the infection, and the size of the abscess itself, an abscess can eventually lead to a blood infection (e.g. Skin/soft tissue abscess- blood infection- heart infection) or infection of an adjacent structure (epidural abscess- brain abscess), causing overwhelming infection and death, or at least major disfigurement and handicap. ...Read more
My husband has a perirectal abscess and has been to the dr. They gave him meds but it don't seem to be helping. How can we get it to open ?
Needs to be opened: Sounds like he needs to see a surgeon. Might try epsom salt soaks in the interim. ...Read more
Last year I had an abscess about 5 cm , I had a surgery and now after a year it came back to me and its growing I don't know what to do beside surgery?
Abscess: Abscesses need to be open to heal. May need to remove the cyst wall. Consider washing w/ antibacterial 'hibiclens' 1-2 x/ week to prevent bacteria build up. Wash 2x a day in summer, keep pores open. Change position every 30 min for 1-2 min . Pilonidal cyst needs more definitive surgery f/w/doc http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pilonidal-cyst/basics/prevention/con-20025007 ...Read more
Tubo-ovarian abscess: Drainage of an abscess is ideal therapy assuming that they are large enough to drain appropriately, that the surgical procedure will not do more damage than benefit, and that the lesion is small enough to respond to antibiotic treatment without the necessity of drainage. This is often a clinical decision making process and why doctors need so much time in training. ...Read more
Interesting: Paraspinal abscess is an infection of the area around the spinal cord. If the abscess compresses nerves, it can cause serious neurologic problems including paralysis. It can come from an area of adjacent infection or it can be seeded from a distant site via the bloodstream. This is usually a surgical emergency or it can be drained by ct guidance. Iv antibiotics. ...Read more
Let me explain: An abscess (latin: abscessus) is a collection of pus (dead neutrophils) that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue in which the pus resides due to an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e.g., splinters, bullet wounds, or injecting needles). It is a defensive reaction of the tissue to prevent the spread of infectious materials to other. ...Read more
A lengthy time: Many dental abscesses are sometimes present for years before being discovered. That is because they have established drainage somewhere. They are still active, but not necessarily symptomatic. They should always be treated asap, though. They are always a source of potential harm if left untreated. ...Read more