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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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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


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Any suggestions for incision and drainage for abscessed tooth after a failed root canal?

Any suggestions for incision and drainage for abscessed tooth after a failed root canal?

Re treatment: That failed root canal tooth sould be treated with antibiotics and incision and draining of the abscess if necessary. After that that root canal should be re done if the tooth is savable , or extracted if not. ...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

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Are antibiotics usually prescribed after people have an incision and drainage for an abscess?

Are antibiotics usually prescribed after people have an incision and drainage for an abscess?

Yes: An abcess is a collection of purulent fluid caused by a overgrowth of a single or multiple bacteria or organism. Although the collection has been drained but a specific or a broad spectrum antibiotics has to be prescribed to completely eradicate the cause. Hope my answer is of help. ...Read more

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An abscess develops after a femoral artery embolectomy. Incision and drainage is done. How long should it drain before debridement?

An abscess develops after a femoral artery embolectomy. Incision and drainage is done. How long should it drain before debridement?

Already occurring: If a drainage procedure was done the wound should have been left partially open. The dressing changes will do the debridement. Make sure to change daily. Follow-up with surgeon who did drainage procedure. ...Read more

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Have an ugly scar on breast after abscess incision and drainage. How can it be treated. Its deep indented. Feel depressed about it.

Have an ugly scar on breast after abscess incision and drainage.  How can  it be treated.  Its deep indented. Feel depressed about it.

Your decision: A plastic surgeon can revise a scar like this and make it less visible. Most people -- including most possible partners -- don't care at all about whether you've got even quite a large scar here. Hopefully you get the outcome you want. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A large thigh abscess develops at the surgical site after a femoral artery embolectomy, is incision and drainage the only treatment required?

Yes: An abscess, or collection of infected fluid should absolutely be drained. If left undrained, it could compromise healing if the opening in the artery, and the suture line could blow out leading to a high risk of death. Call your surgeon immediately! an infection of the skin without and abscess is best treated with antibiotics. ...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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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


Dr. Babak Jouhari
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Incision And Drainage (Definition)

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 ...Read more