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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
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 ?
Can the use of rectogesic ointment cause perianal abcess? After 4 weeks of usage a small lump has appeared the opening of my anus - far from fissure.
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