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How to treat an abscess in tailbone area without going to the doctor?

Need to see Dr: Abscesses are walled off areas of infection that require them to be drained by a dr. Antibiotic creams are not able to get into the abscess to kill the infection. ...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 was put on antibiotics for an abscess on my tailbone yesterday, a head formed last night, began draining itself this morning for the past 5 hours?

I was put on antibiotics for an abscess on my tailbone yesterday, a head formed last night, began draining itself this morning for the past 5 hours?

Pilonidal abscess?: Your description sounds like a pilonidal abscess that has started to drain on its own. This may help reduce the pain but often the abscess needs to be cleaned out to really heal. You should see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Lump on my tailbone, is that an abscess?

Lump on my tailbone, is that an abscess?

Possibly: Several different possibilities, consider being seen. Among the more common causes is a pilonidal cyst. An exam can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Spontaneously ruptured a anal abscess 12 days ago...I now have low back pain with a large lump near tailbone..Can this be related.

Spontaneously ruptured a anal abscess 12 days ago...I now have low back pain with a large lump near tailbone..Can this be related.

Yes: Maybe what opened & drained was a pilonidal abscess near the tailbone. Need to see a doctor. Need proper treatment and examination to be sure abscess is fully drained. Need proper antibiotics. Do not let the infection spread or get worse. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my tailbone where my butt crack starts its really hard and hurts so bad what should I do?

I have a boil on my tailbone where my butt crack starts its really hard and hurts so bad what should I do?

Cyst v Infection: That location is very common for a pilonidal cyst, though an abscess (infection with pus) is also possible. If it's causing so much pain that you can't function, haves fever or notice it getting bigger, go to an ER. However, if it is a pilonidal cyst, it's best managed by a surgeon. ...Read more

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Info on paraspinal abscess?

Info on paraspinal abscess?

Interesting: Paraspinal abscess is an infection of the area around the spinal cord. If the abscess compresses nerves, it can cause serious neurologic problems including paralysis. It can come from an area of adjacent infection or it can be seeded from a distant site via the bloodstream. This is usually a surgical emergency or it can be drained by ct guidance. Iv antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you pop an abscess on gum?

Can you pop an abscess on gum?

An abscess: Is a manifestation of infection. It can go to the bloodstream and can adversely affect especially the ones with compromised immune system. Please see your dentist so you can get proper attention. ...Read more

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Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Yes, but....: Oral sex can transmit genital herpes to the mouth resulting in a abscess like lesion in the soft tissue of the mouth. The chances of it causing a tooth's nerve related abscess are highly unlikely. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more