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Can Antibiotics Relieve An Abscess Without The Need For Surgery
Surgery 101: Ideally all abscesses should be drained, and many will fail antibiotic treatment, because antibiotics can't circulate well inside the abscess. Superficial abscess will often come to head and drain on their own, but surgery speeds healing. Deeper abscess, inside the chest or abdomen, may be drained percutaneously with the help of a radiologist. Surgery verses waiting must be individually evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I don't have enough money to pay for oral surgery but have had periodontal abscess since april 8th. On 2 different antibiotics for 5 days w/out relief?
Perio: I am sorry for your financial situation but unfortunately the pain and infection will not truly go away until the source is removed. Whether extraction, osseous surgery, etc, the source of the infection needs to be treated. Abx only limits dose for a while, but it will come back, even worse some times. Find a cheaper option like a dental school. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Went to ER for huge axillary abscess y would they not drain, give antibiotics but say it may need i&d & does need surgery? I'm so very confused!
Abscess: Abscess should be addressed surgically. Okay to get in with a local surgeon. Take a friend with you for support and assistance with recording the details. Hard to know what the er visit concluded, hopefully they gave you a referral to a surgeon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orbital cellulitis with a abscess behind the eye ! will this always need surgery as well as IV antibiotics ? What is the correct path of treatment .
Orbital cellulitis: This is an emergency. In younger preteens this can lead to brain abcess or worse because the bones are less dense and less of barrier to potential spread. In older patients IV antibiotics are first line with proper evaluation. Surgery is indicated if there is or are potential problems if the area is not decompressed. The orbit can be tight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a pilonidal abscess be left untreated for several months (until the surgery)? Or I should be treated with antibiotics?
Depends entirely on: size, exact location, associated symptoms, and underlying cause. Sometimes drainage can be done by interventional radiology. Consult with your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more
I have either a skene duct abscess or urethral diverticulum. Been on two rounds of antibiotics. My urologist has only seen me once with no tests to positively identify exactly what this is. He wants me to have urethral diverticulum surgery in two weeks
Here are some...: Would you please make clear of what is the specifics in your question? If you're doubting the Dx or unclear with which is which, seek second opinion or directly ask your doctor for clarifying your confusion. To get things done correctly, follow instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with Doc for righ Dx and Rx. ...Read more
What r the risks of removing perianal abscess (full anesthesia surgery) for my 3 mo old boy? He's been on 5 antibiotics and now got 3rd abscess
Drain the abscess: In general, an abscess does not respond to antibiotics well. Surgical drainage will stop the abscess. A pediatric hospital will be best to address the risks of general anesthesia. Working with the pediatric surgeon to prevent any further episodes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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