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Abscess Wound Care
Breast abscess ruptured after fna. Shld i b doing some sort of wound care at home? --or rcving wound care clinically? Only washing and dressing now.
Unusual: It would be unusual to do a fna biopsy for a breast abscess, as that procedure is generally reserved for biopsy of a concerning solid breast lesion. Contact your doctor or surgeon for instructions. Antibiotics with open incision and drainage is a common treatment for an abscess. ...Read more
Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment ...Read more
Simple and easy: You should have received instructions and dressings but some simple rules are expect some pain and bleeding in the early stages of healing when removing packing. Removing the packing helps remove some of the "bad" stuff. Cleanse gently with saline or wound cleanser to minimize damage to healing tissues. Repack loosely to minimize further damage to the wound and keep it covered and protected. ...Read more
Lidocaine Slowly: Lidocaine, and pack it slowly.Get a more detailed answer ›
If your body is healthy, how long does it typically take for an open wound (a deep hole) from an abscess to heal and close?
My wife was recently diagnosed with "heavy growth of mrsa" at the site of her abscess. She was prescribed meds and her wound is covered, am I safe?
Good hand washing hygiene is very important if you will be changing the bandages of the wound.
If you will not have any contact with the wound then you will be alright.
That being said, MRSA is very common and the most important thing is finding the right antibiotic to treat the infection. ...Read more
I got an abscess lanced. I went for a wound check up and they decided not to repack it and I'll just pull some out each day and cut it is that normal?
I had an incision and drainage of abscess two days ago. How do I clean my wound and keep it clean?
Shower and keep dry: If there was packing take it out and shower normally. Use mild soap and keep it dry with gauge. May need to change it frequently if lot of drainage. If they instructed u to pack it, then follow there directions. U also need to c ur doctor to make sure it is healing well. ...Read more
Is wound packing visible? I am not sure if the packing came out. The abscess was drained and packed but I cannot see any packing.
Yes, packing: material is visible. It is possible that the intended "tail" of the packing has moved into the wound; the wound will have to be explored to find the "tail." I seriously doubt that the packing could have come out without your knowing about it. Perhaps you were instructed in changing your dressing and repacking your wound. See if you can find the tail using your instructions. If not, go in to Doc. ...Read more
I am suffering with an abscess on my thigh at the moment and have been given a honey dressing to put on the wound , is this safe to use ?
Honey dsg ; abscess: Do not place a honey dressing on an abscess. You need to see a doctor (primary care physician, urgent care, emergency room) for evaluation of the abscess and consideration of incision and drainage and/or antibiotics. Then a sterile dressing may be placed and changed daily or twice daily. ...Read more
Hello, I was hospitalized July 16, 2017 with a tear and abscess, after treatment all cleared up only to have another attack. Considering surgery?
I have a wound from a perirectal abscess surgery that has fully healed after nearly 3 months. What could be wrong? What can be done to help healing?
I have a bug bite on the top of my head.the next morning I woke up and my head hurt very badly, I found that I had 4 abscesses all around the wound, ?
Allergic response: This sounds like a localised allergic response to the bug bite. It is unusual for infection to develop this early. This could likely be small blisters rather than actual abscesses. In any case if its causing you pain, you need to get this examined by a doctor. If there is infection, you may need antibiotics otherwise try some antihistamines which may reduce the reaction around the bite. ...Read more
My cellulitis abscess was drained a week ago and now the wound is scabbing over. Is this normal for a cellulitis abscess?
I had a abscess surgically removed from my buttocks. The wound is 4cm in width and approximately 3 CM deep. What is the best treatment?
Depends: How long ago was the surgery and where is it located exactly. Is there healthy red beefy tissue, is there drainage, have you had similar problems in the past? Either saline gauze packing every day or possibly what is called a wound vac could be used. Hard to say without additional info and seeing the wound. ...Read more
What if i have fecal matter in my anal fistulotomy wound and i didn't washed it completely. What would i feel? & would i get abscess within that day?
Yes: Smoking cigarettes is never recommended, but especially when one is trying to heal a wound or acute infection. By constricting blood vessels, slower healing occurs due to lack of germ-fighting blood cells getting to the wound, and many other effects. It is a well-known surgical fact that wound healing and recovery is impaired by regular cigarette use. ...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?
Heat pack: Moist heat pack and keeping wound clean and out of water can help speed the process along. If it is not progressing over next few weeks should see someone. ...Read more
Is it necessary to change the packing of a wound left by the draining of a perianal abscess everyday,since its so painful?My wound is 1.5 inches deep.
Yes!: The point of draing and packing space and then removing the packing and repacking is to prevent an &&andinfection from setting in there. It is not the cleanest part of your body and it will take a while to fully heal. The incision and drainage (I & D) is more important to your cure than whatever antibiotics that you may be taking. As the packing is removed a probe should be inserted & moved aroun ...Read more
Ten days: Most wound will close in 7 to 10 days. ...Read more
I had gluteal abscess about a week.Doc drained the pus.After 1week of dressing to some extent it healed but watering in the wound is present?
Give time: for complete healing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
My 8month daughter got abscess operation post vaccination last week..while during her fifth dressing...some pus is seen in the wound. is it natural ?
DH had abscess on groin,it was draining,but didn't heal,we went to clinic,they opened the wound 2days ago,today he is diagnosed fr diabetese? Plz help
See endocrinologist: Hi. The abscess was treated appropriately and should heal now. Wording is odd...are you the patient? Guessing not since DH is a "he", and you are on BCPs. Patient (DH) needs to see a doctor for determination of type 1 vs. type 2, diabetes and dietary education, and management. The abscess will heel better with controlled blood sugar now that it's been incised and drained. Case a little unclear. ...Read more