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Abscess Under Armpit
I think I have a abscess under my armpit over the last few days it's gotten bigger and hurts. Should I see a doctor or wait to see if a head forms?
See your doctor: If it hurts that much and is getting bigger, you may benefit from your doctor doing an incision and drainage on the abscess. The sooner it drains or gets drained, the less likely a worsened local infection will occur. So if it not only hurts and is getting bigger, but is red or surrounded by red, is warm to touch, and feels either firm or soft with the beginnings of a head go see your doc! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have a big abscess under my (arm) armpit . painful and my arm is swallowing .dermatologist suggested to take antibiotic,remove it under gn anestesia?
Abscess: An abscess can be incised and drained with a local anesthetic. Best start on the antibiotic or two different antibiotics to cover MRSA Staph and non-MRSA. Add heat compresses, then have the I & D the next day. It will need to be packed with gauze daily to keep it from closing back up. General anesthesia adds a separate risk factor that should not be necessary. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I have open wound under my armpit from abscess. It already pop. what to use to help heal wound cause it doesn't look like it's healing completely?
I have 5days left Armpit beansize abscess, then today started appearing under right armpit
started today to take cefadroxil monohydrate 1g.any advice?
Armpit boils: Sometimes a doctor can help things along by making a small incision in these abscesses. This helps in the treatment by getting the pus out, AND it is helpful in order to figure out 'what' bacteria are causing the problem - I suspect 'Staph' since they commonly cause localized skin abscesses. Then, once you have a culture, the best choice of an antibiotic can be made. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Ive a hard lump on my L side under the skin halfway between my armpit n my hip not n abscess/boil but hurts to touch n causing pain in shoulder n back?
See details: Then see a doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more
Ilm going for a op on both my armpits to remove sweatglads i get big huge abscesses what doses the op invole and wil i b lft wit big holes?
Hidraniditis : Suppurativa is what you sound like you have. You should not wind up with 'holes' there. ...Read more
Got to doctor: They may need to lance the area and start you on antibiotics. ...Read more
Professional drain: Abscesses only have one treatment- drainage. The localized collection of fluid won't get penetrated by antibiotics. Go see a doctor that does minor in-office procedures to get it drained. ...Read more
Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
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