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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 ...Read more
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?
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
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Baby powders: Certainly trying to improve bodily hygiene should reduce the incidence of boils, abscesses and skin irritation. I'm not sure though I can fully recommend talc, as there are concerns about longer term health effects with those products. Keeping 'dry' and practicing good hygiene (frequent showers/baths) should reduce the germ counts on your skin that can cause these types of troubles. See dematology ...Read more
Not necessarily...: Most dental abscesses can be treated with antibiotics and cleansing in some way. At times, dentally, extraction is needed. Since the inception of my dental practice in 1986 we may have had perhaps two dental abscesses drained. ...Read more
Clean and dry: After you have an "i&d" or an "incision and drainage" for an access, care is very simple. If you have had packing placed in the hole, that packing should be checked and changed by a physician at least one time after it is done initially. Once the packing is removed, warm soaks or sitz baths can be used to help continue to promote drainage and healing. Anti inflammatory meds can help as well. ...Read more
See your dentist: At first, the tooth will likely be sensitive to chewing and biting, as well as to heat and cold. You also may develop a fever, swollen lymph nodes in your jaw or neck, or swelling on your face. The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. See your dentist for exam, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more