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I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice from someone experienced with this?

I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice from someone experienced with this?

Drain abscess: Regardless of the cause of your abscess, drainage is the correct therapy for abscess. It is understandable to be upset. However, stay in good communication with your surgical team, have a support person to help you. The culture will be helpful for directing antibiotic therapy. Okay to ask if you will have a drain or need wound care. Good luck. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Does armpit abscess drainage needs general Anastasia or local one?!?

Does armpit abscess drainage needs general Anastasia or local  one?!?

Local: These abscesses can be drained in a doctor's office or immediate care with local anesthesia unless they are very extensive. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to care for my abscess drainage?

How to care for my  abscess drainage?

Clean and dry: After you have an "i&d" or an "incision and drainage" for an access, care is very simple. If you have had packing placed in the hole, that packing should be checked and changed by a physician at least one time after it is done initially. Once the packing is removed, warm soaks or sitz baths can be used to help continue to promote drainage and healing. Anti inflammatory meds can help as well. ...Read more

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Can abscess drainage create a risk to my kids?

Can abscess drainage create a risk to my kids?

Playing with pus?: Certainly, if the abscess is draining pus, then it can be quite risky. For example, abscess drainage from a MRSA wound infection can cause the spread of the bacteria. Anyhow, why on earth are your kids playing with abscess drainage anyhow? ...Read more

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I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice about going to work?

Better ask surgeon: Since you are getting a surgical abscess drained, the best person to ask is really the surgeon performing the procedure. They will know the details, especially since we don't know what part of the anatomy you will have this abscess drained. ...Read more

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I am going to have surgical abscess drainage. What kind of pain and recovery?

I am going to have surgical abscess drainage. What kind of pain and recovery?

ABSCESS DRAINAGE: Surgical abscess drainage is a minor surgical procedure depending on the location of the abscess. Incision and drainage ( i&d) is usually done by surgeon with or without anesthesia and pain is nil and recovery rapid with antibiotic intake for the infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided abscess drainage?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided abscess drainage?

Pus Removal!: The abscess (pus pocket) is localized with ultrasound scanning (us). The area over the abscess is cleansed and local anesthesia placed. A needle or sometimes a catheter is inserted into the abscess while watching with the us. Pus is sent for culture studies. The needle is removed. A catheter may be left in place for days or longer and allowed to drain. Less invasive than surgical drainage. ...Read more

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Abscess drainage - how do you know when your little boil no longer needs the packing cotton strip?

Abscess drainage - how do you know when your little boil no longer needs the packing cotton strip?

Depends...: For small abscesses, it could just be 2-3 days. For larger ones, days to weeks sometimes. Doctors look at how deep the abscess was, if there was surrounding infection (cellulitis), if there's drainage, where it's located... So a lot of different factors. Best thing you can do is check with your doc, they should be able to give you an estimate. Good luck! ...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?

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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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