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How Long Do You Stay In The Hospital After Draining An Abscess
My abscess popped but didn't completely drain. Should I be worried and should I go to the hospital?
I have 3 abscess or boil below the waist area, will I be admitted into hospital and put under sedation to drain these?
My boyfriend was just diagnosed with am abscessed bacterial infection in his cheek less then 24 hours ago. The doctor at hospital's er cut a slit in his cheek to open it up so infection could drain and prescribed him Bactrim and Norco and sent him home. H
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I had an abscess that was cut and drained in my navel a couple days ago and he packed my wound with this packing stuff. he did not tell me how long to leave it in and i am concerned on if it should be removed?
How long does it take a perianal abscess to drain? I had one opened last sunday and i'm still getting a fair amount of drainage on gauze pads today...
May need more: If its still draining pus, may need to be opened more. If the dressing is dry or foul smelling when you change it, it needs to be changed more often. Wash it out well too. Call your doctor for an exam i make sure it healing ok. If there is no fever or excess pain, monday is probably fine, otherwise may needs trip to the er. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I just had a peritonsillar abscess in my throat drained. How long should it take for me to be completely healed?
A week: Usually draining it heals things rapidly and you should be all healed within a week. ...Read more
Sterile abscess from missed meth shot inside elbow. About the size of a 1/4. 4 weeks, no drain no head. How long can it take to dissipate?
I have a abscess in left breast I had drained and now have to pack with gauze twice a day. How long till it should heal and no longer have to pack?
An abscess develops after a femoral artery embolectomy. Incision and drainage is done. How long should it drain before debridement?
I've an abscess in the glute which hasn't come to a head.Appeared on Wed.Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 675.Should I drain it?How long will it take to heal?
Abscess: These are often due to Staph aureus, and most of these will not respond to therapy with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). This needs warm to hot (don't burn yourself) soaks for 15 min every few hours until it comes to a head and then puncture to drain. It may, however, require a doctor seeing this and dealing with it rather than you. They could then culture and determine the best antibiotic. ...Read more
How long does it take a perianal abscess to drain? I had one lanced 4 days back but still feel the abscess build up with every bowel movement.
10 days: On the average (I've seen 400 of these), while it is healing, it still has an inflammatory mass for 10 days. You will feel this fullness for about 10 days, sometimes less. It should be soft by 10 days. ...Read more
Hello. My husband has an ingrown hair on the back of his left thigh. We went to the hospital last night and he get it cut and drained. Long story short, was wondering if I could use Lidocaine HCL ORAL topical solution USP 2% to numb the open area?
NO: Only antibiotics and frequent dressing changes. Do NOT apply oral lidocaine now. ...Read more
Had a root canal today for an abscess. Doc will only finish the treatment once it is completely drained and swellings gone. How long will that take?
7 year old daughter has dental abscess. Antibiotics prescribed today, root canal scheduled for next week. Is it safe to wait so long before draining?
Almost always!: The treatment of your daughter will be safer and easier after a course of antibiotics. The medication will control the infection and allow for greater comfort during the dental procedures and a speedier recovery. The only concern would be is if the antibiotics we ineffective against the bacteria causing the infection. Call you dentist immediately if your daughter shows no improvement in 48 hours! ...Read more
How long does a tooth abscess last? I have a hole in tooth so it's draining, and i take 500mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Just started taking the antibiotics last night. When should the swelling in my gums/face go down?
Maybe never, but...: Tooth abscesses originate from dead/diseased tissue within the bad tooth, which leads to an infection in the surrounding supporting bone (abscess). Antibiotics may temporarily reduce the abscess (usually takes no less than 48 hrs, but maybe longer), but never truly address the cause. For this you need a root canal or extraction. Some infections will not respond to antibiotics at all. ...Read more
Have does had a abcess drain at the dentist yesterday how long does it take for the swelling of my top lip take to go down?
Shortly...: I would expect that swelling to decrease appreciably within a few days. If this does not happen i would contact the dentist for an evaluation to make sure things are not getting worse. ...Read more
I have a boil under my breast , i went to the doctor she gave me antibiotic , it's still there and draining for about 2 mos. Isn't this too long .
I had a tooth absess drained by my dentist 4 days ago. I still have a lump on the roof of mouth which is extremely painful. How long till it goes away?
Office procedure: Many offices or urgent care centers are set up to drain an abscess in the office under a local anesthetic. In the mean time you can apply moist heat to the area and it may come to a head & drain spontaneously. It would still need to be looked at but that should relieve some of the pain until you can get in. ...Read more
Can u have a blood test done to see y i keep getting abscess/ fistulas i've just come out hospital frm avin an operation sl?
Hi.Im 7weeks pregnant and noticed an abscess by my tooth a few hours ago.I'm really scared for the baby.Should I go to the hospital or wait? Thanks
Why wait?: The abscess will not get better on its own. Pregnancy is not a contraindication for needed dental care. There is nothing your dentist will do during your treatment that will harm your baby. Failure to treat can result in bigger problems. Your dentist will consult with your OBGYN if needed. ...Read more
I got an X-ray of my mouth done and it reported a growth on my gum. My dentist isn't sure what the growth is. I am in pain and I have been referred to the hospital now. What could it be if not an abscess?
I had a kidney infection and also had an abscess on my left kidney, because of that I was on heavy drugs in the hospital, would that delay my period?
Recurring abscesses since '12 told strep but treated as MRSA in hospital. Recent one under arm, throat pain/restriction from clindomycin. Could be MRS?
Usually not: Usually not but make sure you follow up with your doctor as recommended. ...Read more
PTA?: Not sure what pta means in this setting. Generally speaking in an abcess is still present for this long it should be drained. ...Read more
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