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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!

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 more

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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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Was given antibiotics for huge axillary abscess due to sweat gland infc, it got a head, popped has been draining &now has a hole in it is this normal?

Yes but . . .: Check back in w/your family doc to make sure the abscess has completely drained (and doesn't have any loculations or pockets). Also be sure to finish taking antibiotics as directed. Good luck! ps your (hopefully) empty pocket will eventually close, hopefully from bottom up so that it can't fill up again. ...Read more

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Can I work after axillary deep tissue abscess I&D?

Can I work after axillary deep tissue abscess I&D?

Depends: If you feel you have good function of your hand, are not required to lift heavy objects, and practice good hand washing, then yes. ...Read more

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I have an axcillary abcess under my left arm I have sufferd with t5hese under both arms for 9 years I am 24 weeks preggers will this harm the baby?

I have an axcillary abcess under my left arm I have sufferd with t5hese under both arms for 9 years I am 24 weeks preggers will this harm the baby?

No: But make sure your doctor knows about this. There are several different problems this could be so make sure you have a diagnosis. You possibly will have problems breast feeding. ...Read more

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What causes anal abscess?

What causes anal abscess?

Possibly a: Tear can occur in the lining of the intestine near the anal opening. Could be from injury or straining with constipation. Can rarely be associated with crohn's disease. Infection builds up inside and works itself toward the outside causing painful red swelling externally, outside the anal opening. ...Read more

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What could cause psoas abscess?

What could cause psoas abscess?

Infection elsewhere: Used to be TB was major factor. Now it is more from appendicitis, kidney infection, diverticulitis, spine infection. ...Read more

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What causes perirectal abscesses ?

What causes perirectal abscesses ?

Several causes: They can be caused by superficial gland infections, or by abnormal connections between the rectum and the skin, called a fistula. ...Read more

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What actually causes a pilonidal abscess?

Some r prone to it: If you are one of the lucky (or unlucky) ones to have a propensity for this problem, then you may get it. Others will go their whole lives without ever having this. Good news, though, is it is well treated surgically, usually an outpatient procedure. Sometimes, it can go very deep. Er docs and family practice docs can treat this, but for recurrences, get to a general surgeon for treatment. ...Read more