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Dr. Jeffrey Hick answered:

I keep getting skin abscess/boils. I've had several surgeries to have them removed. Any suggestions on how to prevent them?

Mupirocin

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Talk to your doctor about treating the inside of your nose with mupirocin ointment. Staph aureus, which is responsible for most boils, is carried in the front part of the nose. You can also wash several times a week with Hibiclens in the shower.
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Dr. Jeffrey Hick answered:

What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

Warm compresses

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Take a hand towel and soak it in warm water and leave it on the abscess for 5-10 minutes at a time. This will help bring it to a head.
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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

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I am answering this three days after you posed this question and ten days after your problem began. A skin abscess usually starts as a red, painful area under the skin. It will gradually become harder and more consolidated. You may not be able to see a pocket of pus in the center. If your have an abcess there is a good possiblity that you need to see a doctor to have an incision and drainage procedure done. If you have something that is more like a pimple, that is likely to go away on it's own. I can not tell what you have by the description.
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Is skin abscess curable?

Yes

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Incision and drainage plus antibiotics
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What is the definition or description of: Skin abscess?

Pus

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Pus collection in the skin
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Should I still go to work if I have a skin abscess? I am on antibiotics

Yes

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You could keep the area covered with a bandage, and wash your hands frequently. Unless you work around very ill people in a healthcare situation, you are at low risk to other people at work or at home.
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What does the treatment of a skin abscess involve? Does it always have to be opened and drained?

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once the abscess begins to "come to a head" and it becomes more soft and fluctuant, lancing it to evacuate the pus and relieve the pressure is the best course of action followed by a medical professional. You will also be placed on antibiotics.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

Can I exercise with a skin Abscess?

Yes

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If you feel well you can exercise with a skin abscess. Avoid traumatizing the involved area.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

How to tell if my ingrown toenail developed into a skin abscess?

Many possibilities

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Possible signs of having an infected ingrown nail may include: pain increased redness, swelling, bleeding, tightness or drainage at the nail margins. If pain does not improve, or you develop signs of infection, get it evaluated by a professional.
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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get skin abscess? Is he right?

Yes

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he is right
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