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Dr. Babak Jouhari
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Incision And Drainage (Overview)

A skin abscess is a collection of pus and infected material in or on the skin. The doctor may cut open and drain the abscess, after placing some numbing medicine in the area. Packing material may be left in wound to help it heal and not close over again..


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What amount does incision and drainage hurt?

What amount does incision and drainage hurt?

Varies: Location? Size of abscess? Skin or deeper? Organs involved? Dental? Pain medications will be prescribed to correlate with expectation ...Read more

Dr. Babak Jouhari
55 doctors shared insights

Incision And Drainage (Overview)

A skin abscess is a collection of pus and infected material in or on the skin. The doctor may cut open and drain the abscess, after placing some numbing medicine in the area. Packing material may be left in wound to help it heal and not close over again..


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Is an incision and drainage a painful procedure?

Is an incision and drainage a painful procedure?

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

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I'd appreciate Suggestions after incision and drainage of that seems to be getting worse ?

I'd appreciate Suggestions after incision and drainage of that seems to be getting worse ?

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 more

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I had an incision and drainage of abscess two days ago. How do I clean my wound and keep it clean?

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 more

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What's worse, an incision and drainage or the actual root canal?

What's worse, an incision and drainage or the actual root canal?

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 more

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How is an incision and drainage of a pilonidal cyst performed?

How is an incision and drainage of a pilonidal cyst performed?

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

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Are there any suggestions for incision and drainage for absess tooth following a failed root canal?

Are there any suggestions for incision and drainage for absess tooth following a failed root canal?

Depends: I&d is performed in situations where there is mod. To sever infection that is not draining on its own combined with antibiotic therapy ...Read more

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I'd appreciate Suggestions after incision and drainage of buttocks abscess.I am having Duocid antibio. And Etol Fort for pain relief.

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

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Is low grade fever normal following incision and drainage of anorectal abscess?

Is low grade fever normal following incision and drainage of anorectal abscess?

Low grade fever: Is common after any operation that involves general anesthesia, but it really depends how high it is. If it goes above 101, contact your surgeon. You might need to be on antibiotics to control infection in the abscess area. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

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


Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more