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Can An Abscess Be On Another Body Part Aside From The Skin
Internal abscess: Inside the body. An abscess sometimes forms inside the body within an organ or in a space between organs. Various symptoms may occur, depending on the site of the abscess. An ultrasound scan, or other types of scan, can confirm a suspected abscess.
Depends on normality: Normal people are not the same color all over. That means everybody has lighter and darker parts. If a person is darkening normally, that is ok... but if due to sun exposure, sunscreen (and clothing and shade) does help. If the neck and armpits are darkening, one's primary care Dr. can check to see if it is normal. If nipples and genitals are darkening, that is usually fine, but the Dr. can check.
Can I apply body lotion/ moisturizer if I have a boil on a particular body part? The lotion will be applied on the same body part. How to do it safely
What is more likely to cause skin absecess on different parts of the body , lupus or sjogrens? . I am working with rhumy to get a dx.
Less common: Abscesses are uncommon with either. Workup for systemic infection, immunodeficiency and white cell function may be needed.See 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation: There are two possibilites you need to be evaluated for. One is infection witha "superbug" called mrsa. Mrsa can cause reccurrent and often serious skin infections. The other is an inherited condition called hidradenitis supprativa which is characterized by recurrent boils, abscesses and scarring on buttoicks, groin and at times breasts and underarms. See your dermatologist.
What is the difference between a cyst and an abscess? They're both sacs of pus inside the body, or below the skin, correct?
No: An abscess is a collection of pus usually caused by a bacterial infection. A cyst is a sac that is lined by a membrane and contains fluid or semi-fluid matter not pus and is not caused by infection. A cyst can become infected and the liquid can change to pus thus becoming an infected/abscessed cyst.
1/3+ of all my body hair gets ingrown. I even get abscesses! what gives? I've tried so many things! it hurts/is embarrassing! is my skin not normal?
Laser hair removal: It's unfortunate and infections are definitely a problem. See if you can convince your insurance to pay for laser hair removal. If you've had documented severe abscesses, they might be more apt to cover it. Otherwise, it's usually considered a cosmetic procedure. It often helps in chronic cases like yours.
How large?: It depends how large and how deep the abscess is. If it is large and needs an operation then it will take longer than 1 week. If it is small, one week should take care of it.
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Hi I have a skin abscess for a year now. I have it in multiple places. Larger than 1/2 inch is it serious ?
Maybe serious: It sounds like you may be carrying a virulent strain of staph or strep bacteria. Or if the abscesses are limited to certain areas like the groin or armpits, you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, an autoimmune disorder. Either could be serious. Culture tests for staph/strep and perhaps consultation with a dermatologist or infectious diseases specialist may be advisable. See your doctor.
A number of ways: 1. It increases local blood circulation bringing Red Cells) oxygen (healing) and White cells (immunity) to the lesion 2. Once the abscess opens from the hot packs alone or from incision and drainage (surgery) it helps remopve necrotic (dead) tissue a promotes healing! Hope this helps!
Yes: You could keep the area covered with a bandage, and wash your hands frequently. Unless you work around very ill people in a healthcare situation, you are at low risk to other people at work or at home.See 1 more doctor answer
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