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Hi, can abscess drainage leave hard lump under the skin something like a scar tissue. Abscess was pretty big and healed by granulation 10 yrs ago?
A 5 month toddler fell and broke his tooth. The pulp got exposed and scarred. Could he get an abscess?
Fix it now: A broken tooth, baby or permanent, does not self-repair. A baby tooth is the best space maintainer for an underlying permanent tooth. If the nerve of the tooth is exposed, the infection process has already begun. Call your dentist or preferably a pediatric dental specialist for an emergency appointment as soon as possible. ...Read more
Hi, I had an abscess on my groin drained in October. I had the wound packed daily. Now the access in back in the same place (next to the scar).
Abscess: This is not uncommon. You will need to be seen and have it drained again. ...Read more
I had an abscess drained about 4 months ago. Is it normal for scar tissue to still be hurting? There's no lump or anything. I don't think new abscess
I had an abscess from a clogged milk duct. I had to get it lanced. Now there is no lump, but pain where it was. What should I do? Can scar tissue hurt
Possible scar pain: Yes, sometime healing tissue can cause soreness in the area but anyway you should watch also for recurrent infection. If it is too tender, red, swollen or with pus needs evaluation and most likely treatment with another antibiotic. If it looks clean and pain is mild most of the time eventually gets better. ...Read more
How large is the scar following minor surgery for a skin abscess? I recently developed a skin abscess on my left cheek following an accident on my skateboard that became infected. I am scheduled for a surgery in two days. I am concerned that this will lea
Depends if complex: The sice of the incision depends on the size of the cyst and the presence of loculations (separate compartments) usually it is best to treat early with a small incision and drainage which usually heals with a very small scar. In the worst case a small scar revision can be performed 6 months later if necessary. ...Read more
I have foliculitus and get abscesses in my vaginal area now have two black spot like bumps on my Mons pubis are these scars or should I be worried?
Folliculitis is very common where there are large sweat glands and course hair like under the arms and in the groin area. Bacteria get down in the follicles and begin to grow forming small abscesses. They often are noticed in various stages of healing. I believe that this is what you are seeing. Continue to treat the infection with topical antibiotics or antibiotics by mouth. ...Read more
Using heroin IM. I have 2 abscesses on each butt cheek that have recently popped. They are ozing pus. I'm taking amoxicillin. How can I prevent scar?
Have an ugly scar on breast after abscess incision and drainage. How can it be treated. Its deep indented. Feel depressed about it.
Your decision: A plastic surgeon can revise a scar like this and make it less visible. Most people -- including most possible partners -- don't care at all about whether you've got even quite a large scar here. Hopefully you get the outcome you want. Best wishes. ...Read more
I had an abscess under my eye drained 4 weeks ago which was a result of periorbital cellulitis. A doctor 2 weeks ago said the infection was gone, but I still have a hard red lump which they said was scar tissue. Will this go down, or is it permanent?
Mri scan showed prostate scarring consistent with 13 years of prostatitis. No abscess, does the scarring cause my flare ups? Antibiotic injections help?
Recurrent abscess in the buttocks, most of the time they disappear within 7 days. And twice I needed I&D with antibiotics. Scarring is a result?
Abscess: One half of abscesses are caused by MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus) which can colonize the skin even when you don't have signs of active infection. Consider a preventative treatment to eradicate this bacteria. Use Hibiclens with the coarse side of a kitchen sponge to gentle scrub the skin of your whole body, avoiding face and genitals. The nose must be treated with prescription bactroban (mupirocin) ...Read more
Had a perianal abscess that was drained by dr 4 years ago. Now the same area is itchy and I can feel lump underneath. No pain. Is it just scarring?
No: Multiple abscesses and a low anterior resection can not cause lung scaring. ...Read more
My oral surgeon said that I had a scar tissue after my oral surgery to get 2 abscessed teeth extracted. Could this be a possibility and could it stop my mouth from opening?
Maybe / unrelated: It is certainly possible that you may have scar tissue which remained following the removal of some abscessed teeth. However, it is not likely the reason you are having trouble 'opening' your mouth. The likely reason is that during the procedure you had to open wide and you probably just strained your ligaments. Using warm compresses and slowly massaging the joints should help. Good luck. ...Read more
Scar is hard: A scar is hard and not tender. A boil is softer and fluid filled. ...Read more
5weeks pp csection. Possible stitch abcess? Csection scar opening on right side can I take a shower tonight or should I keep it dry and not shower
I get what appears to be boils or abcesses under my arms and in bikini area. Thu are very painful and and leave ugly scars. What an I do to prevent?
See below: If you shave these areas try not to shave. Them. If you must shave wash the areas with an anti-bacterial soap before and after shaving, as well as use a new razor, or blade each tie. Also see your doctor to see if there is ay other reason for you to keep getting the boils. ...Read more
In 1989 I had surgery to remove an abcess from my brain. 9 yrs later seizures began and now 2014 scar issue removing surgery is an option. Good idea?
Potential option: Depends upon frequency and intensity of your seizures, and whether your medications have been unsuccessful. Surgery could potentially stabilize the process depending on brain location, but could backfire, and create additional problems. Would suggest you also consider a vagal nerve stimulator approach, but if surgery is an option, seek out additional opinions, especially from an epilepsy doc. ...Read more
Have a boil on my inner thigh. Purple/red I've had it b4.It's a hard lump I squeeze don't pop got bigger. When goes away leaves purple scar. MERSA? Help!
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