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Boils Being Lanced
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Infected Sebaceous Cyst wont drain. Doc lanced but still a huge lump. Whats left inside? Will antibiotics be more effective post lancing?
Clot: These cysts need complete excision removing the sebaceous material and the capsule as well or it will regrow. You are likely feeling a bit of clot under the skin., normal finding. If the cyst was removed in entirety no antibiotics are needed ...Read more
Waxed bikini area, got boils from folliculitis (I think), they popped&r releasing fluid over time.i started2get a chill...septicemia?
Can hidradenitis sore have MRSA in it onced it's drained? Also, how can MRSA be under a wound that has not yet opened?
Through gland ducts: MRSA can enter the sweat gland by following the sweat gland duct, even though the duct can (later) get plugged. This allows a "swimming pool" to form, where the MRSA plays. If draining "the pool" is incomplete, MRSA can still stick around. Antibiotics (topical or oral) are usually given in this situation. But the key is that MRSA can get in despite or prior to a blocked duct. TTYD / surgeon. ...Read more
Can i be sure i don't have staph?Had boil on inner buttocks lanced&sent to lab to test for staph. It came back negative.I have reoccurring boils. Why?
Negative?: Context may be missing- 1) you may not have mrsa, but you may still have "staph" , 2) not all boils are caused by staph, but others can also be involved such as fecal bacteria that grows in the absence of oxygen (anaerobes). 3) if you were on antibiotics against staph when the boil is lanced, a negative culture can occur. If possible, get a copy of the culture result. ...Read more
Recent infected spot turned boil treated 2 courses of antibiotics. This burst draining the infection and has now healed but still a lump under skin?
How big is the lump?: It's always hard to predict the future course. This could get smaller, stay the same size, or eventually get larger again. Silly surgeon saying is "when in doubt, cut it out." Discuss with your doctor the pros/cons of removing now when small and easy to do, vs watchful waiting. ...Read more
Purple pimple in area of panty line/ pubic hair. Saw derm immed. He dx small furuncle. Rx'd Bactroban (mupirocin). Read boils in groin DANGEROUS. Scared! MRSA?
My boil has been lanced 24 hours ago and its still draining.It's also packed. Wouldn't the packing being saturated in the green ooze cause infection?
Green ooze IS infect: Packing allows the "green ooze" to drain out of the infected cyst, allowing your body (perhaps with the help of antibiotics) to heal this area. Washing with soap and water (pack out) and then placing a new pack will allow fastest healing. Do this at least once or twice daily, but ask your surgeon, who should give you instructions. If "lanced" by a non-surgeon, you may still need surgical excision! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin boils: they alls start very small.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was told that there re still pockets of pus near the area where Dr lanced staph infection & was put on antibiotic.What will happen to pus around it?
I think lanced pilonidal cyst infection has gotten worse big blister like bubble formed should I go to the er?
I had sebaceous cyst on vaginal lip taking medicine now and was cut open to drain. Now getting boils all over, why?
I'm infected with Staph aureus. I know, my bf may be colonized with a Staph by kissing. Can i get infected again by him when my treatment is over?
Wish I could tell: you no but yes you can get the bacteria to live on your skin again, which is impossible to guard against. You should not get infections all the time, unless there is something not 100% with your immune system -- but Staph is known to live on human skin, most of the time not causing any problems. Hopefully you will not get infections again. ...Read more
Boil on toe,clear jelly like pus. Treated with antibiotic ointment. boil dry up but grow again in 2 weeks.
Have staph infection on side of knee, not mrsa from culture.ER DR said he didnt lance all pus.Almost pain free from antibiotic.what happen pus inside?
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