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Abscess On Scalp
I'm a 21 year old, African American male. I'm constantly having multiple abscesses on my scalp. On the back of my head & towards my neck. Need help?
Need to get tests: Few things u need looked into: 1) HIV and Hepatitis screening. 2) immune deficiency testing that would be genetic. 3) autoimmune testing. 4) liver and kidney testing. 5) and also to consider hygiene if needs to be considered. U should start with ur family doctor or even a Infectious Disease Doctor
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Hi I have just had an operation to remove an abscess from a cyst on my scalp how long should this take to heal and should I return to work the op took place saturday. Any advice would be appreciated thankyou?
Healing abcess: 7-10 days. Can resume work in 48-72 hrs s/p surgery.
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.
Possibly a: Tear can occur in the lining of the intestine near the anal opening. Could be from injury or straining with constipation. Can rarely be associated with crohn's disease. Infection builds up inside and works itself toward the outside causing painful red swelling externally, outside the anal opening.See 2 more doctor answers
Poor dental hygeine: By not keeping your teeth and gums clean. Make sure you brush at least twice daily and floss your teeth! flossing is one of the best things you can do to prevent dental carries (chronic infection of the gums). It's a hard habit to start, but once you start... It's well worth the effort and your teeth will thank you!See 3 more doctor answers