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Med eval: Yes, don't take unnecessary risks when pregnant- seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
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
Suffering from a recurring,tender,red underarm abscess from 4years.it grows to coin size and dissappears after 3,4 days and recur after some months?
I have a swollen lump on my underarm. It's painful. I can barely raise/fully lower my arm. I had abscesses before on same underarm. What could it be?
Got to doctor: They may need to lance the area and start you on antibiotics. ...Read more
I suspect I have abscess. Its getting harder. Its in my underarm.. What caused it?.. Will it disappear n time?
See a doctor: This should be examined and treated appropriately. Do not ignore it further. ...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