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Can an abscess be on another body part aside from the skin?

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. ...Read more

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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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How to overcome skin darkening around specific body part?

How to overcome skin darkening around specific body part?

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. ...Read more

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Can abscesses on different parts of the body be related?

Can abscesses on different parts of the body be related?

Abscess: Yes, and the offending infective organism must be identified and the appropriate antibiotic used. In addition your general health must be evaluated and an explanation offered for the presence of multiple abscesses. ...Read more

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Frequent skin abscesses all areas of the body where I sit or lie down?

Frequent skin abscesses all areas of the body where I sit or lie down?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cyst and an abscess? They're both sacs of pus inside the body, or below the skin, correct?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best imaging technique to make sure dental abscesses are not causing danger to other parts of the body?

What is the best imaging technique to make sure dental abscesses are not causing danger to other parts of the body?

None: If you have an abscess you have a severe infection. You won't see the damage to heart, lymph antics, brain, liver, kidneys, etc. with any form of imaging. It will, however, be very evident at the post-mortum. If you had a virulent infection anywhere else would you not treat it aggressively? You need root canal/crown or extraction/implant/crown NOW. Don,t delay for your health's sake. ...Read more

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I've had a tooth abscess for months that finally got diagnosed today. What are the chances it spread to other parts of my body?

I've had a tooth abscess for months that finally got diagnosed today.  What are the chances it spread to other parts of my body?

This can occur : If you are in good health there is not a lot of concern if this is now being treated. However if you have heart problems or are a diabetic this could be a major problem even causing severe illness. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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What is the last body part that grows during puberty?

What is the last body part that grows during puberty?

Your brain: You begin to think like an adult long after your body goes through hormonal and anatomical changes. Otherwise, the last thing to grow is your long bones which continue to change until the growing ends of the bones finally fuse. ...Read more