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Can i take a shower the day after having a abscess moved on my upper buttocks? u

Can i take a shower the day after having a abscess moved on my upper buttocks? u

Probably not: Depending on the type of procedure, many incisions and removals leave behind a wound that should be allowed to heal and needs to be cared for in a special way to allow that healing the best opportunity to do well. If you ever have a question about what you can/should/should not do after a procedure, it is vital to ask the provider or their support staff what to do. Always follow instructions. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

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


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I have had an abscess just above my bum and it burst the other day, pain has subsided and bleeding is far less, though there is still some serous flui?

I have had an abscess just above my bum and it burst the other day, pain has subsided and bleeding is far less, though there is still some serous flui?

What's the question?: Well, that's one way to handle an abscess - wait for it to burst. The healing process should begin now that the space containing the infection has been emptied of its contents. But you didn't have to go through all that pain and (probably) worry -- if it ever happens again, get to a doctor early in the course and get it treated in a less painful and more civilized manner. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Packing: Wounds like this are typically treated with packing and healing by secondary intent. Oral antibiotics are often used but the wound must not be closed and be allowed to heal from inside to outside in this manner. ...Read more

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I have buttocks abscess, the problem is its appear every 7 days to 2 month for 24-36 hours and gone (burst its self), its painful to sit or sleep?

See your doctor for: antibiotic treatment & referral to a surgeon who will drain the abscess & likely pack it with gauze to keep it open & draining. Although it may be from a different bacterium if it's close to your anus, Staphylococcus is the germ that usually causes skin abscesses. If not fully treated, a few "staph" bacteria remain & cause recurrence. ...Read more

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Abscess on my bum. Doc did a culture & it's MRSA. Been taking doxycycline & it's getting smaller very quickly. Is this curable? How to prevent it?

Abscess on my bum. Doc did a culture & it's MRSA. Been taking doxycycline & it's getting smaller very quickly. Is this curable?  How to prevent it?

Keep in touch!: Some sores require drainage plus antibiotics. You seem to be getting better; finish antibxs. Wear clean work out clothes and use clean towels daily. Apply benzoyl peroxide to all pimples when they present. Prevent by cleaning daily especially body openings in the straddle. Keep bathroom clean and disinfect all areas weekly. Do not pick at body sores or injuries. Wash hands after nail bits. ...Read more

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Recurrent abscess in the buttocks, most of the time they disappear within 7 days. and twice I needed I&D with antibiotics. scarring is a result ?

Recurrent abscess in the buttocks, most of the time they disappear within 7 days. and twice I needed I&D with antibiotics. scarring is a result
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Abscess: One half of abscesses are caused by MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus) which can colonize the skin even when you don't have signs of active infection. Consider a preventative treatment to eradicate this bacteria. Use Hibiclens with the coarse side of a kitchen sponge to gentle scrub the skin of your whole body, avoiding face and genitals. The nose must be treated with prescription bactroban (mupirocin) ...Read more

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I'd appreciate Suggestions after incision and drainage of buttocks abscess.I am having Duocid antibio. And Etol Fort for pain relief.

I'd appreciate Suggestions after incision and drainage of buttocks abscess.I am having Duocid antibio. And Etol Fort for pain relief.

Clean and moist: The hallmark of good wound care after drainage of an abscess is to keep the wound clean AND moist. If the wound has a foul odor, or the gauze pads are full of pus, then you need to change the bandage and clean the wound (soap and water fine) more often. Finish the course on antibiotics, and make sure to follow up with the doctor that did the drainage within a week or so. Hope this helps! ...Read more