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Abscess on leg i need to know what antibiotics to take i already got core of abscess out myself i wont go to doctor what can I take?

See below: You can soak the abscess with hot salt water to promote drainage. If there is surrounding soft tissue infection or cellulitis characterized by redness, swelling, pain and warmth antibiotics prescribed by a doctor are necessary. You are 29 years old. You need to grow up and see a doctor when it is needed. ...Read more

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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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I have an abscess on my leg and now is a big hole do I need to go get checked in there a way to send you a picture?

I have an abscess on my leg and now is a big hole do I need to go get checked in there a way to send you a picture?

Abscess?: I am afraid a picture of your wound will not help you. If the wound is not healing, you need to see a physician to diagnose its cause and formulate a treatment plan to heal it. A non-healing wound can be due to a serious problem. Get help at an ER or physician's office as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pulling back on the needle to check for air bubbles a white discharge fills the syringe. Could this be a sterial abscess? No symptoms , just sore leg.

Pulling back on the needle to check for air bubbles a white discharge fills the syringe. Could this be a sterial abscess? No symptoms , just sore leg.

More info: What are you using a needle on your leg (or whatever you're pulling back on) for? Although I definitely need more information to give you the best advice, I would advise that any time you pull back on a needle from somewhere on/in your body and you get a white return, I can't help but think it's a sign of infection. You may want to give your doctor a call. ...Read more

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How long will lymph nodes in groin and down thigh be tender/slightly sore (not swollen) after an abscess infection on upper leg is cleared up?

How long will lymph nodes in groin and down thigh be tender/slightly sore (not swollen) after an abscess infection on upper leg is cleared up?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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There is a problem in my leg becaz automatically wounds is develop and develop to abscesses?

There is a problem in my leg becaz automatically wounds is develop and develop to abscesses?

Leg infections: Yes there is a problem ?Are you diabetic ?Do you have a vascular problem ?Do you smoke ?You you drink excessively ?Do you have a chronic skin infection ---- please get yourself evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a small cyst on leg for 15 yrs. Turned into abscess and after taking ab, it got mostly better. The incision hole has not sealed. Thoughts?

See a doctor: There may be residual portions of cyst or scar tissue, you may have a chronic low grade infection with a fistula forming, and the risk of not treating is that it can involve surrounding tissue progressively. A dermatologist would be a good place to start if your pcp does not know what to do. ...Read more

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I have a hard mass along the inside of my leg. I've been on omnicef (cefdinir) for a possible abscess, didn't work. I'm lost. ?

I have a hard mass along the inside of my leg. I've been on omnicef (cefdinir)  for a possible abscess, didn't work. I'm lost. ?

NEEDS I&D of abcess: A 'painful mass' is a sign of an abcess and the best treatment is 'incision & drainage' (I&D) of the infected material. Please get seen for this procedure. Antibiotics usually can not cure a large abcess, sorry. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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