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Causes Of Perineal 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
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
Three Options: A diverticular abscess is a collection of pus resulting from an acute perforation of the colon after a 'tic ruptures. If small, (IV) antibiotics alone may suffice. If it is bigger than an inch-or-two, drainage (plus abx) is required. Ideally, drainage is done by an interventional radiologist via ct-guidance; however, if the abscess cannot be accessed in this manner, surgical drainage is necessary. ...Read more
AS FAR AS I KNOW, ICHTHAMMOL IS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE A DANGEROUS MEDICATION.
CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more
I suspect I have abscess. Its getting harder. Its in my underarm. What caused it? . Will it disappear n time?
See a doctor: This should be examined and treated appropriately. Do not ignore it further. ...Read more
Amoebiasis: Entamoeba histolytica creates disease in the colon and can disseminate from there via the blood stream or lymphatics to many areas of the body, the liver being one of the more common locations. This bug is a protozoan which is generally transmitted by the fecal oral route, often through contaminated water. ...Read more
Breast feeding: A breast abscess usually follows mastitis which occurs in 10% of nursing mothers ususlly in the early weeks of breast feeding. It is usually caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. It requires incision and drainage with appropriate antibiotic treatment based on culture of the pus. ...Read more
Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. Immunocompromised patients (ie, have diabetes, hiv, etc) are more susceptible to severe eye infections. It can also occur on the eyelid skin or in skin glands around the eye: can be caused by clogged skin gland from skin bacterial. ...Read more
If u use needles, ye: Any time you put a hole in the skin, you risk putting in germs that can cause abcesses. If your addiction does not involve needles, addictions cause a lot of stress and often lack of sleep that can make it more likely to get all sorts of infections. If you use needles, get tested for hiv/aids. ...Read more
With regard, I want to know about causes of gluteal abscess and what percent of them is related to injection nurse laches?
No association..: There is no direct association between lash of a needle vs another way of inserting it. If the abscess came after needle insertion the cause of the infection is not the fashion the needle was given but rather the opening a needle causes which is open door for infection. This can happen with any type of injection or wound that opens the skin no matter how small or how it happens. ...Read more
There are multiple causes of spinal cord abscess. The risk factors for spinal infection include:
1. Infection in another location that spreads to the spine (for example - a bladder or kidney infection that then spreads to the spine via the veins)
2. Recent spinal surgery
3. Patient with a compromised immune system (diabetics, smokers, patients with cancer, hiv/aids, patients needing dialysis). ...Read more
WOW: Heavy, address this asap to your doctor both needed attention yesterday. ...Read more
My 1 1/2 yr old son suffers from abscesses? What causes them and how can he b treated? Is this dangerous? Is this something that can b treated?
Yes. Can be treated: Large abscess needs to be cut open and pus needs to be completely drained out. Antibiotics will help, but antibiotics alone are not usually enough. Your son may be self-inoculating the germs from one infected area to a healthy area, and thus causing abscesses one after another. Lately an increasing frequency of methicillin resistant bugs are causing infection, and it may not respond to usual meds. ...Read more
Had another abd abscess clean out and once again my packing gauze has a very prominent dark green with bright blue drainage, what could cause this?
See dentist: It is normal and correct to be concerned about an infection like this. Especially if it is spreading. Get to the dentist asap, and if that is not possible, go to the er. Do not wait any longer. Get the help you need for this. Good luck. ...Read more
Skin Bacteria: Breast abscesses usually arise from normal skin bacteria traveling thru the nipple ducts & multiplying under the skin. This is most common in women who are breast feeding due to nipple trauma. When it occurs unrelated to lactation, we need to include breast cancer as a possible cause & do the appropriate tests. ...Read more
Yes: Trauma can injure the liver, causing devitalized tissue which can get infected resulting in abscess, but this is not the usual scenario. If the liver is injured, fluid or blood can collect around or within the liver, which can secondarily get infected and result in an abscess. Depending on the size and presentation, drainage and antibiotics are often indicated. ...Read more
Here are a few: Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess. The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the teeth can become loose. Eventually this can result in a swelling or advanced infections. It is not uncommon for adjacent nerve structures to become infected leading to numbness. Treat them early and don't wait. ...Read more
Infection: There still seems to be a residual infection in the bone. Have the tooth reevaluated by your dentist. ...Read more
How to determine an pain from unhealed abscess or a year old adrenal mass is caused by kidney problems?
There is no: Way to determine that without having a medical evaluation -- but adrenal masses rarely cause pain. See your doctor. ...Read more
Sudden pain in right side of face that goes into head feels tender like an abscess when infected cause?
Orofacial pain: Orofavial pain could be due to many reasons. Usually the main reason is odontogenic in origin. Please have a checkup By your dentist first and then take it from there ...Read more