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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 more
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?
A surgeon: Can remove the cyst in many cases. Any doctor can i;d it. ...Read more
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?
Shower and keep dry: If there was packing take it out and shower normally. Use mild soap and keep it dry with gauge. May need to change it frequently if lot of drainage. If they instructed u to pack it, then follow there directions. U also need to c ur doctor to make sure it is healing well. ...Read more
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
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 isn't 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
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 more
11 days post hysterectomy. Green drainage and blood from incision. Pain. Drs out if town? Infection?
Yes: Green discharge is definitely not normal. You have an infection, you need the wound cleaned, cultured, and start you on antibiotics, your GYN must have somebody covering, if not go to the ER. ...Read more
I have yellowish-white drainage if I squeeze an incision that has healed over, surgery was in February, is this an infection?
Abscess lanced/packed week ago. Packing out 2 days. Still open w/ minimal drainage. Have harden area under the skin. Is this normal or do need see dr?
It sounds pretty normal, but you can see a nurse just to check on the wound and /or dressings...
It can take some time for the drained abcess - now a wound- to heal. ...Read more
I have and ingrown hair at the line of my buttocks. The doctor did an incision n did the drainage but few years later it swells what treatment is good?
Pilonidal cyst: Requires surgical drainage and then definitive surgeical resection to prevent recurrent infections. ...Read more
When does dental abscess become an emergency? In severe cases is incision, drainage, removal best done immediately or after a course of oral abx?
Dangerous triangle: Dental abscess becomes very dangerous if it lies very close to brain. Like upper area where premolars and molars are. I;d should be performed when the swelling is becoming ripe or soft to establish an exit for the pus. This procedure should be followed with course if antibiotic. Then the cause of the infection should be assessed and dealt with ...Read more
Are there any suggestions for incision and drainage for absess tooth following a failed root canal?
I'd appreciate Suggestions after incision and drainage of buttocks abscess. I am having Duocid antibio. And Etol Fort for pain relief.
Clean and moist: The hallmark of good wound care after drainage of an abscess is to keep the wound clean AND moist. If the wound has a foul odor, or the gauze pads are full of pus, then you need to change the bandage and clean the wound (soap and water fine) more often. Finish the course on antibiotics, and make sure to follow up with the doctor that did the drainage within a week or so. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I hd perianal abscess incision & drainage 9 wks back, now only a smal opning is lft bt wen I press near the incision area pus comes out. Is it normal?
Perianal abscess: To have pus drainage 9 weeks after the procedure is not 'normal.' Ideally, at this far out, the area should be healed. It's possible you have infection, and/or a perianal fistula. You definitely should return to the doctor who did the I&D. The area may need additional exploration. ...Read more
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