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Groin Abscess Treatment
Yes: If it a simple abscess, it should be able to be excised after the acute infection resolves. It may represent a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic infection that occurs in the groin and armpits. This generally needs to be completely removed surgically and the defect either skin grafted, allowed to heal on its own, or closed with local healthy tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abcess: If it is a periodontal abcess....You should have gone to the periodontist yesterday.....Any abcess in the mouth must be seen right away. ...Read more
Always!: A dental access that has spread to the cheek is an indication of a severe infection and requires immediate attention. If you can not get to an oral surgeon then go to the emergency room. This type of infection can spread to the eye and the brian and if left untreated can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I had a abscess surgically removed from my buttocks. The wound is 4cm in width and approximately 3 CM deep. What is the best treatment?
3rd day of I&D abscess treatment. Still pus poured out after medic was changing dress. Is there something wrong with it?
Change more often: If there is still pus coming from the wound, you need to change the dressing more frequently. If that doesn't help, the incision to drain it may not be big enough. If that's the case, then it will need to be opened up more. See a general surgeon for an exam soon. This week preferably. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Possible: In medicine anything is possible however, I would recommend you see your dr about this issue. This may need to be drained and antibiotics prescribed. If not could lead to a much more serious infection. ...Read more
Yes and No: If the root canal was successful the abscess should heal by its own accord as the cause of the infection has been eradicated&this can take up to a year for complete healing of the apical area. If it persist then the tooth may be fractured. If this is the case it may have been fractured before the rct. See your dentist/see a specialist for a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throat abscess: A retropharyngeal abscess is an infection with a large pocket of pus in the back of your throat. It is usually painful and, if large enough, may obstruct your breathing. The only reliable procedure is surgical drainage by an ENT physician. In some cases just draining the pus with a needle may be enough. Antibiotics are also used in treatment, but are not effective enough when used alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk vs benefit: You have to weigh the risk complications of immediate treatment vs the risk of waiting on antibiotics to attack the infection. Sometimes it's best to at least open the tooth and medicate it, then wait for the abcess to "settle down" before completing the root canal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer