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With regard, I want to know about causes of gluteal abscess and what percent of them is related to injection nurse laches?

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

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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What is the role of different anti-biotic in treatment of gluteal abscess ?

What is the role of different anti-biotic in treatment of gluteal abscess ?

Antibiotic choices: When treating an abscess -one has to consider 'what' germs might be there, then make the appropriate selection for therapy. Sometimes it's more than just antibiotics (such as incision). One has to consider patient allergies, drug interactions, dosing/length of therapy etc. It's nice to have a culture of the abscess material, but sometimes a best guess will do. I like trimethoprim-sulfa. See MD. ...Read more

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I had gluteal abscess about a week.Doc drained the pus.After 1week of dressing to some extent it healed but watering in the wound is present?

I had gluteal abscess about a week.Doc drained the pus.After 1week of dressing to some extent it healed but watering in the wound is present?

Sounds like : the wound is not completely healed yet. keep cleaned and dressed. reevaluate weekly with doctor. may take a few more weeks. ...Read more

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The difference perianal and gluteal abscess.if the affected area large involve gluteal cleft and anus area,MRI is required or not.thanks

The difference perianal and gluteal abscess.if the affected area large involve gluteal cleft and anus area,MRI is required or not.thanks

CT scan sufficient: MRI scans can be quite expensive. A CT scan with PO/rectal contrast and IV contrast should be more than adequate to differentiate between a perianal and a gluteal abscess. If you need a second opinion on an MRI or CT you already had, you can start a private consultation here in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What you suppose to do after subcutaneous gluteal cellulitis abscess drainage? On bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).What to watch out for of side effects also? Thank you drs.

What you suppose to do after subcutaneous gluteal cellulitis abscess drainage? On bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).What to watch out for of side effects also? Thank you drs.

Wound care: Make sure the wound stays clean and moist, and if it was drained surgically, change the packing at least daily. Watch out for return if the red skin surrounding the area. Watch out for fevers. Make sure to follow up with the doctor that is treating you, or your primary care within a week or so. Sooner if you get worse. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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3 months post abscess drainage surgery: at the site of surgery in left gluteal region i started bleeding today. What should I do?

3 months post abscess drainage surgery: at the site of surgery in left gluteal region i started bleeding today. What should I do?

Get it looked at by : Anytime you have a significant change you should get your surgeon to check it out. Only they know for sure what is there. Often it is fluid that has old blood in it. It can look like a lot of bleeding. But get it checked. ...Read more

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I have a gluteal abcess. I had one two years and had it removed surgically. again got one near the same area. need gone remedy.

I have a gluteal abcess. I had one two years and had it removed surgically. again got one near the same area. need gone remedy.

Same remedy: Each abscess needs to be excised surgically followed by antibiotic treatment. If there is a reason for you to be susceptible to getting abscesses, then the remedy you seek depends on addressing the susceptibility (be it a primary immune deficiency, metabolic problem such as diabetes, occupational or other cause for increased exposure, etc.) ...Read more

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What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

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

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What are the symptoms of abscess?

What are the symptoms of abscess?

Inflammation: Abscess is the result of acute suppurative inflammation and inflammation produces, pain, swelling, redness, local warmth and loss of function of the affected part. There may be fever, malaise etc. Depending on the location and size of the abscess. ...Read more