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How To Treat An Abcess
How can I treat boils/abcess on my bum, in between my legs/groin area, under my breasts and under arms?
For a single boil, you can do sitz baths where you soak in the bath tub for 10 minutes 1-2x/day and this usually helps.
However, what you are describing sounds like hidradenitis suppurativa. See http://mayocl. In/pyza6t.
I would recommend that you see a dermatologist for treatment as you may need antibiotics and/or other treatments. ...Read more
My gum hurts even after an abscess was treated and it happens right after a new filing was put. Why is that?
Sensitivity: Certainly after an operation and cavity procedure, the gums can be inflamed and sensitive. If it persists, then see the dentist and get an evaluation of the area. There are some crams that can help, but get eval to assure all is stable and the area is not infected. Best wishes. ...Read more
ER and/or ENT: Most cases of peritonsillar abscess (pta) needs to be drained (usually with a needle) by an ENT or a trained er doctor. It isn't fun but it helps. You also need antibiotics (most often clindamycin) and potentially IV hydration and steroid medication. If you have recurrent pta, you might also be a candidate for tonsillectomy once healed up. Tonsillectomy during active infection is rarely done. ...Read more
Abcessed gums: You need to be seen by a dentist to have your abcess treated. A diabetic is more sensitive to infections and the ones in your mouth are no different. Routine dental care is essential to managing diabetes. Brushing, flossing and listerine will help until you can get to the dentist. Call today and schedule an appointment. ...Read more
Three Options: A diverticular abscess is a collection of pus resulting from an acute perforation of the colon after a 'tic ruptures. If small, (IV) antibiotics alone may suffice. If it is bigger than an inch-or-two, drainage (plus abx) is required. Ideally, drainage is done by an interventional radiologist via ct-guidance; however, if the abscess cannot be accessed in this manner, surgical drainage is necessary. ...Read more
It'll get worse: It'll get worse and you may end up losing the tooth or even worse, end up in th er with a medical emergency. ...Read more
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My 58 yr old sister has a tooth abcess, it can not be treated till she is back to her country in 3 weeks. What to do in the mean time?
Recommend: Antibiotics in the interim and keep the area clean and hope for the best. No guarantees sadly. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Semantics: If you mean solved, it means getting to the source of the problem and eliminating it via root canal, extraction, or periodontal treatment, depending on the cause. If you mean reducing the symptoms temporarily, that involves antibiotics. It may be that antibiotics are an essential part of definitive treatment, but in and of themselves, benefits are typically temporary. ...Read more
Drain & Treat: An abscess in an active infection and must be eliminated as it is feeding the blood stream with bacteria to go everywhere the blood stream goes. Either the tooth needs to be removed or the infectious canal (home of the tooth nerve and blood vessel) needs to be cleaned out (root canal treatment). The infection area needs to be drained then an antibiotic may help. ...Read more
Do I need to report pelvic abscess as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?
Part of Med history: It usually does go away with treatment, but it remains as an important factor in your medical history. The fact that you have had a pelvic abscess would increase your risk for future infections, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic pain, and impaired fertility. Your doctors will be in a better position for future diagnosis and management by knowing all of your medical history. ...Read more
Abscess/10days on Penicillin Dr switched toClindamycin, I'm afraid to hurt my intestine, I didn't started the treat yet, safe way to take clidamyci?
See a dentist ASAP: For gum abscess drainage. Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A gum infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Reasonable: We will often do one of several things when treating a liver abscess, one being to pull off some of the fluid and send it for culture. This will identify the bacteria involved. Amoxicillin is a reasonable choice as long as there is evidence that the bacteria involved are sensitive to this antibiotic. ...Read more
Minor procedure: Done under local and IV sedation and curitive in 80% of the cases ...Read more
Depends on cause:
Abcessed teeth may require root canal treatment or extractions if they cannot be
saved with root canal therapy. Multiple root canals and extractions can be performed if that is the recommended treatment by your dentist. If you can not get to your dentist right away, you should be on an antibiotic. ...Read more
Professional drain: Abscesses only have one treatment- drainage. The localized collection of fluid won't get penetrated by antibiotics. Go see a doctor that does minor in-office procedures to get it drained. ...Read more
Depends: The location and cause of the abscess is of importance and so is the reason for your hysterectomy. However, the basic approach is the same. The infection needs to be drained in some way, and antibiotics are needed but can't do the job alone is most cases. See your gyn surgeon if you suspect this problem. ...Read more
He needs to see: A surgeon. For the time being you can have him soak his botom in warm water. It may spontaneously drain on its own and make him feel better but I will still recommend an exam by a surgeon. ...Read more
Ginger: A simple way to v nausea is w Ginger. You can drink nibble on crystallized ginger or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis), Peitigrain (Citrus reticulata), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read more
Urgent! I have what I assume to be a "dental abscess". What can happen if I don't get it treated right away?
It can spread...: You can become swollen, you can be in a lot of pain, you can loose the tooth, and if the infection spreads you may need to be hospitalized. Why put yourself through all of that? Have it treated now and take all those other problems out of the equation. In the end, you will still need to see a dentist. Make the call... ...Read more
Could an old drained abscess turn into a calcium build up? And can calcium buildups be treated with antibiotics?
Calcium in wounds: It is hard to tell what you have by your description. There is a condition called cutis calcinosis in which the healing process is noted to be complicated by calcification of the wound. There are other conditions that are associated with calcinosis. Seek help from your clinician, wound care physician or dermatologist. ...Read more
Abscess or HS on my butt (middle). it is very painful, warm and causing my leg and back to hurt. Nothing eases the pain. How should I treat it?
I have a small flap of flat gum, by my molar I can lift up with my tongue. It expanded from an abscess a while ago that's been treated, what is that?
Why guess?: That's all we can do over the internet. See your own dentist who can actually examine you and determine what, if anything is wrong and how best to treat it, if necessary. ...Read more
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