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What are some home remedies for a Bartholin's gland abscess?

What are some home remedies for a Bartholin's gland abscess?

It need to be draine: Drained and u need antibiotics, please call your gyn or go to the er.

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Bartholin abscess - treatment time with antibiotics vs drainage?

Bartholin abscess - treatment time with antibiotics vs drainage?

Treatment time: For most abscesses, treatment is faster with drainage vs just taking an antibiotic. And, often, drainage is the only treatment that is needed. However, many physicians will use both approaches to try to clear an abscess.

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Bartholin abscess help! Do I need surgery if returns?

Maybe: If the gland becomes infected again, then incision and drainage is appropriate.

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Bartholin abscess drained but am concerned about germs that caused it?

Bartholin abscess drained but am concerned about germs that caused it?

Normal bacteria: A bartholin gland abscess is caused by normal skin bacteria most of the time. Once it has been drained, normal antibiotics should be able to clear it up.

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I had bartholin abscess twice, the last one was 2yrs ago. This time I had a vulvar abscess growth close to my bladder 5 days ago. Why having this?

I had bartholin abscess twice, the last one was 2yrs ago. This time I had a vulvar abscess growth close to my bladder 5 days ago. Why having this?

Recurrent infection: Sometimes some women get recurrent pubic infections that require chronic suppression with hormonal control or antibiotics. It would be worthwhile to discuss that with a doctor and see if you have a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. Avoid shaving because that can irritate that skin. Also make sure you don't have diabetes or anything affecting your immunity predisposing you to infection.

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Bartholin abscess removal or marsup...?

Bartholin abscess removal or marsup...?

Depends: Bartholin abscess is usually incised and drained at first diagnosis. Recurrence in less than 6 months usually leads to marsupialization procedure. New or recurrent symptoms in the bartholin gland after age 40 usually will lead to consideration of removal of the gland, due to increased risk for cancer.

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I have a Bartholin Abscess the size of a golf ball which is causing me extreme pain sitting and walking should I go to outpatients to have it treated?

I have a Bartholin Abscess the size of a golf ball which is causing me extreme pain sitting and walking should I go to outpatients to have it treated?

Yes: Bartholin glands are normal, but when one becomes blocked and forms a large painful cyst this will usually keep coming back unless it is removed. If it becomes infected (abscess), that complicates things further because it tends to worsen and makes removal more difficult. At home, there's no curative treatment, but warm compresses may help until you can be seen. Do be seen by primary care or GYN.

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I had a Bartholin abscess that resolved on its own last week, and now have one on the other side. How likely is it that it is caused by STD?

I had a Bartholin abscess that resolved on its own last week, and now have one on the other side. How likely is it that it is caused by STD?

STD possible: If you are performing at risk sexual behavior or your partner is doing the same, then it is possible that the Bartholin gland infection may have been triggered by an STD. A recurring Bartholin infection is a concern as the first episode was not thoroughly treated and the causing bacteria were not eradicated. See a GYN MD soon and get STD tested and Rx for the Bartholin gland infection.

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I had a bartholin abscess in between my legs. I was told to wear cotton. I can't find 100% cotton. Includes spandex or/and nylon. Is that ok?

I had a bartholin abscess in between my legs. I was told to wear cotton. I can't find 100% cotton. Includes spandex or/and nylon. Is that ok?

Underwear breathes: Mostly cotton underwear breathes well and will be fine. If you are resting at home, wearing loose shorts and no underwear is another alternative.

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

No: The bartholin's duct cyst--abcess sometiimes can be opened and drained, but many times, to prevent it from returning the gland is surgically removed completely under anesthesia.

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What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

Abscess: If it is an actual abscess it should be surgically drained. However, moist heat may help to localize it in the meantime.

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I plucked my butt hair a few days ago and I think it may have gone infected (anal abscess?). Should I get myself checked or will home remedy work?

I plucked my butt hair a few days ago and I think it may have gone infected (anal abscess?). Should I get myself checked or will home remedy work?

Perianal abscess: It is not uncommon that by plucking a hair in the perianal area that an abscess can develop. The area is constantly contaminated and at risk for infection. Should that happen, warm sitz baths 2-3x/day help bring vascular supply to the area needed for healing. If the site doesn't resolve, then antibiotics may be needed. Rare for surgical intervention.

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What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but I would like some proven things I can do at home to reduce swelling and pain..

What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but I would like some proven things I can do at home to reduce swelling and pain..

Dr.: Dr. Mcleod is right. There is nothing that you can do at home. In addition, going to the emergency room just wastes previous tax dollars. Please go see your dentist, or go to the many free clinics, or hospitals residencies out there. The resources are there. You just have to go... Best wishes, dr. Zev kaufman.

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What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess? I have a swelling on my right shoulder that is colored red and is painful upon touching it. It has been there for about one week now. Having researched it on the internet, I believe it is a skin abscess. What

What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess? I have a swelling on my right shoulder that is colored red and is painful upon touching it. It has been there for about one week now. Having researched it on the internet, I believe it is a skin abscess. What

Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria to form an abscess (collection of pus/infection). When this happens, you may need to see a medical provider who may need to prescribe you antibiotics or incise and drain the abscess. Some home remedies may include a warm compress and ibuprofen.

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What is the common age to experience bartholin's abscess?

Bartholins: Bartholins duct cysts are common in women of all ages usually in child bearing years. A common place for an abcess that needs to be drained and treated with antibiotics. The cyst should treated surgically after infection so it does not return, a process caused marsupilization.