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How can I tell if MRSA is gone? It's not sore, but it is quite red around drain incision and pulses off and on (not painful) can't tell if it's warm

Question unclear: You may not be able to tell if the organism is "gone". You may have to wait until the area has healed up to know if the infection has resolved. It is not clear whether the treatment was just incision and drainage or involved antibiotics. This is a complex subject and need more information to answer your question accurately. ...Read more

Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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I had stereotactic breast biopsy which formed hematoma which drained through incision for past month. Just stopped. Should I do anything to help heal?

I had stereotactic breast biopsy which formed hematoma which drained through incision for past month. Just stopped. Should I do anything to help heal?

Bleeding disorder?: Have you ever had bleeding problems before? That seems like a very very long time to have bleeding from a biopsy. Speak with your doctor and see if you need further testing such as a platelet count. ...Read more

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Surgery years ago has an incision draining lymph fluid like a faucet dripping. Leg fills with fluid and incision blisters and pop for the fluid to drain. Starting to be painful blisters. Who do I see?

Surgery years ago has an incision draining lymph fluid like a faucet dripping. Leg fills with fluid and incision blisters and pop for the fluid to drain. Starting to be painful blisters. Who do I see?

See primary doctor.: Please go and see your primary doctor as soon as possible. After evaluating you he will decide about which specialist to send you for proper treatment. he might send you do either dermatologist or general surgeon for more treatment. ...Read more

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There is fluid draining from my surgical incision, is this normal?

There is fluid draining from my surgical incision, is this normal?

Draining incision: There are times that drainage is expected and even encouraged. So is this normal? It may be normal for the condition you have but healed without infection and not draining is better. ...Read more

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Is it normal to drain or weep the incision site after laser vein surgery?

Is it normal to drain or weep the incision site after laser vein surgery?

Yes, if immediate: It is normal to weep a small amount or watery fluid or slight blood-tinged watery fluid IMMEDIATELY after laser vein surgery (within the first couple of hours). This is the result of the tumescent anesthesia leaking through the laser puncture site in the skin or from the puncture sites made for injecting the numbing fluid (the Xylocaine (lidocaine) / Novacaine fluid used to numb the area leaking out). ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin are the most effective treatments?

Hi docs, can you tell me if surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin are the most effective treatments?

MRSA?: Vancomycin will kill staph but it is regularly used for methicillin resistant staph. MRSA will not die with regular penicillin or Keflex so drainage and special antibiotics are used. Vanco should do just fine if not they may need to use zyvox (linezolid) a newer mrsa drug ...Read more

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4/22/15 revision of MOM hip. 5/6/15 incised drain pustule 6" from incision, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). 5/12 dislocation. 5/18 told it was MRSA, bactrum. Is this OK?

Mrsa skin infection: Looks like mom has MRSA skin infection which requires contact isolation and oral/iv antibiotic depends on culture report. The patient needs to be on contact isolation/private room until infection is cleared and need to apply bactroban (mupirocin) ointment daily on both nares for mrsa eradication. Mrsa infection could be deadly, so always remember frequent hand wash. ...Read more