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How To Treat A Boil Near The Anus
Thanks for asking!: You need to go to a physician and be examined because this type of abcess, often referred to as a pilonidal cyst, can end up in a very serious infection for which significant surgical excision is required. The sooner you are seen by a physician the better, and the less likelihood for more extensive surgical intervention. ...Read more
Wound care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more
Bartholin gland cyst: Bartholin gland duct cysts are fairly common and result from blockage of the gland opening and subsequent accumulation of fluid and debris. These cysts can sometimes get infected and cause an abscess. They are treated in several different ways including incision and drainage or a procedure called a marsupialization. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Most common: Causes of adult rash around the anus is caffeine and excess moisture. Eliminate all caffeine, use cornstarch powder liberally down to the anus. If none of this works within a week or so, see a colon and rectal surgeon. Rarely pin worms can cause this in an adult but by far caffeine and moisture are the most likely culprits. ...Read more
Have it excised: If a sebaceous cyst, it will follow a vicious cycle of filling with sebum, becoming infected, draining, then starting over. If infected now, may require incision and drainage by doctor. Once healed, have sac removed to prevent recurrence. If simple abscess, should not recur once drained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it checked: should have it looked at by a medical provider. a large painful swollwn area may indicate a cellilitis or early abscess. Is it warm?draining?red? all signs of an absecess that may need to be drained. also may be due to bacyeria on the skin such as Staph ( including MRSA) or Strep. MRSA tends to be more aggressive and may result in multiple abscesses requiring treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more
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