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Epidural Abscess In Children
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
Infection: An epidural abscess is an infection above the covering of the brain or spinal cord, the dura. These infections can arise in the brain area due to sinus infections, skull fractures or after gunshot wounds. They can also arise in the brain or spinal cord area after infections spread to the bloodstream. They can exert pressure on the brain or spinal cord causing pain and paralysis requiring surgery. ...Read more
See below: Good question! An abscess is an accumulation of puss within a body cavity-in this case-within the epidural space. The primary symptoms is severe, increasing back pain and fever. In addition, the patient may have bowel or bladder incontinence, or leg numbness or weakness (spinal abscess). If the abscess is in the brain, they may c/o headache, lethargy, n/v, fever and neck stiffness. ...Read more
Epidural abscess: An epidural abscess is an infection that occurs anatomically between the membrane that covers your brain, called the dura mater and the skull. ...Read more
Epidural abscess: An epidural abscess is a potential life threatening infection between the bone of the skull or spine & the membranes that cover them ...Read more
Sterile process: Epidural abcerss=1 in a million- lethal in 12 hours complication. Prevent by anesthesiologist must wear a mask and hat. Wash hands sterile gloves. All people breathing in the room should wear a mask. The equipment (needle etc) should be sheathed and covered when not being used. Air dry the sterile prep. Do not wiped off. Use saline not air for lor, sterile dressing- remove if catheter disconnected. ...Read more
Yes: If it is in the cervical (neck) region. ...Read more
Perianal absess last sept- drained I've had little flare ups -now 10 mnt later severe pain like 1 time! I'm afraid to go under or can they epidural?
Pain in the butt: You may have some form of inflammatory bowel disease causing the recurrence of this abscess. Recommend warm sitz baths 4-5 times a day while waiting to see the surgeon again. Long term, you may benefit from removing dairy and/or gluten from your diet. These may be promoting inflammation in your bowel leading to the recurrence of your abscess. Don't delay on getting this looked at by a surgeon. ...Read more
I'm a 54 year old woman with lower back butt pain would this have something to do cause I have epidurals when I had my childrens?
Totally different: Mumps is a viral infection of the large salivary glands (parotid glands) in your cheeks and will cause swollen cheeks. A dental abscess is the result of an infection in a tooth and will result in swelling of the gum next to the tooth. Left untreated a dental abscess can eventually cause additional swelling in the cheek and/or neck. Your child should be seen by their pediatric dentist asap. ...Read more
Is aptheous ulcers in children linked with abcesses on gums on a 10 year old girl like her pediatric consultant has said?
Aphthous ulcers: It's hard to comment on your question because first, we cannot examine your child and secondly we can't be 100% sure exactly why your "pediatric consultant" actually said. Even intelligent, loving individuals sometimes don't hear and repeat everything accurately. The cause of true aphthous ulcers is not fully understood. It most likely is related to a combination of stress and local irritation. ...Read more
Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or located near the anal outlet often require incision and drainage. Some can be done in an office & some may require day surgery. ...Read more
I get bad abscesses in my inner buttcheek up to [email protected] time and it’s only blood/popped and days later I get them again same area been going on for a while?
Staph? Hidradenitis?: This could be recurent boils etc due to staph, strep, or other bacteria. Another possibility is hidradenitis suppurativa, an inflammatory conditions that behaves a lot like infection but antibiotics don't help. Discuss with your doctor -- or perhaps see a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more