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Boil Behind Ear
Boil is also known as Abscess. 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
Just curious why my surg did not give me antibiotics before he removes 3 impacted, infected wisdom teeth? I have small boils below jaw and behind ear
Could I have MRSA in my bloodstream along with pneumonia? I was diagnosed with MRSA a week ago when i went to urgent care for a boil behind my right ear. They cultured it and put me on antibiotics. Sure enough it was mrsa. It hasn't even been a full we
If : If you have fever, chest pain, cough, and shortness of breath in the setting of MRSA skin lesions, you should be seen and have a chest xray if your doctor feels the small risk of the xray in prenancy is warranted by your symptoms and exam. Mrsa can get in the blood if you have pneumonia and can be checked for with blood samples. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Good morning Dr. I just started using ichammol ointment last night on a boil i have behind my ears the boil is now soft how long does it take for the?
Draws it out: old remedy but if ripe[hot red tender, pustule] need incision and drainage by your dr. may rupture spontaneously , can help it by warm wet compresses 20 min 2-3 x/day till ruptures. if redness spreads or pain increases see your dr cause could get into blood stream. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have painful bump/boil apprx .75 inch in size near posterior hairline on head behind ear. It happens every 1-2 months @ exact spot. Why & wht to do?
My gp prescribed me antibios for abscess/sebaceous cyst behind ear now I have a large boil like lump on neck. What does this mean?
Few things: This could be caused by nerve irritation stemming from your upper cervical (neck) spine. It could also be related to your mastoid bone. If you have had any recent infections, such as an ear infection, that infection can migrate to your mastoid bone and cause complications. You also have some muscle attachments just at the base of your skull that could lead to pain in the area. Hope that helps! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Let me rephrase a question what is the best way to take your temp to be where is the best place ear, behind ear, orally, rectal?
See below: Rectal temps are most accurate, unfortunately.Get a more detailed answer ›
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