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How Long Should Packing For Drainage Of Sergical Incision Be Left In Wound
Depends: It really depends on what the wound looks like the following 24 hours with respect to the quality and quantity of the drainage. Also the physician takes into account the type of material that is packed in the incision. Certain packing can remain in the wound up to seven days while others need to be removed within the first 24 to 48 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What specialty can help treat pilonidal cyst? Is drainage/packing painful/necessary? How long does it take to recover, i.E sit on chair, etc?
NAtural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more
I had an incision and drainage of abscess two days ago. How do I clean my wound and keep it clean?
Incision and drainag: If its in the mouth than after 24hrs use warm salt water 3-5x a day to keep the area clean a draining of fluid. Sometimes a antibacterial rinse is prescribed instead. Use antibiotics if they were prescribed. Follow the dr's recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hello i had incision and drainage under arm for a boil. The cut was 4cm deep. Its been almost 3 months and the wound still oozes some blood and pus.
Hidradenitis suppurativa: You may have hidradenitis suppurativa. This is a chronic infection affecting the apocrine sweat glands. Apocrine glands are found in the armpits, breasts, and gluteal region. Each of the regions can be affected by hidradenitis. It may require chronic suppressive antibiotics. If these fail to resolve the infection, the glands may require surgical removal. Hope this helps ...Read more
An abscess develops after a femoral artery embolectomy. Incision and drainage is done. How long should it drain before debridement?
Not So Bad: The pain from an "i and d" is dependent on the location & severity of the abscess and the method of anesthesia. A simple one just under the skin can usually be done with local anesthesia. Deeper abscesses usually require a trip to the or and the help of an anesthesiologist. Most importantly, the pain caused by the abscess will soon be gone. ...Read more
Followup: You would certainly want to follow up with the surgeon that did the initial surgery. One of the more common reasons we do an "I an d" is for infection; and one of the risks is that the infectious pus may accumulalate again and possibly need another surgery. Make sure your doctor is aware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i be seen this week or only if excessive drainage from umbilical incision? I have an appt next week.
Depends: If a little, ok to wait. If a lot sooner. Amber to call you. ...Read more
Sholder arthroscopicsurgery. 4 weeks ago. See profile. One of the incision sites isnt completely closed on top. Some drainage. What should I do?
Call your surgeon: If you are having drainage call the surgeon. He or she may say that it is expected or may want to see you, depending on what you tell them. ...Read more
Had another abd abscess clean out and once again my packing gauze has a very prominent dark green with bright blue drainage, what could cause this?
Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more
Neither: You would not be condidering either unless you had pain. Whichever is indicated will make you feel better. Sometimes the area can be drained through the tooth during the root canl process. If the infection is advanced it may require an incision as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The two common ways : Are to cut out the entire cyst along with its lining and close it up directly with stitches after thoroughly washing it out or to cut it out entirely but leave it open with packing that needs to be changed and then washed out several times letting it heal from the floor of where the cyst was or use a device known as a woundvac to force it to heal quicker with similar wound care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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