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2nd pmolar with gumboil so I had RCT completed 3d ago but boil didn't go completely ican feel it although I noticed it shrink along visit is this ok?

2nd pmolar with gumboil so I had RCT completed 3d ago but boil didn't go completely ican feel it although I noticed it shrink along visit is this ok?

Give it time: The infection inside the tooth was cleared out by the root canal process, but there may be residual infection in the tissue surrounding the tooth. Now that the source of the infection has been removed, the body should fight off any remainder and over the space of a couple of weeks the parulis should disappear. Its shrinkage is a positive sign. ...Read more

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I have a gumboil. Which dental specialist should I call?

I have a gumboil. Which dental specialist should I call?

General dentist: Best thing to do is to see a general dentist as soon as possible and he or she can evualate what is causing the swelling and if he or she can treat it or if you need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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When do have to lance boils?

When do have to lance boils?

Lance Boils: Drainage of an abscess (boil) is the preferred treatment to clear an abscess. It is often used if abscesses are large, growing, infected, painful, or not resolving on their own. ...Read more

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How long befor a lanced pilonidaal cyst heals?

How long befor a lanced pilonidaal cyst heals?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How long after an abscess lance can you return to work?

How long after an abscess lance can you return to work?

Depends: Depends on what kind of work you do, where it was lanced, how large it was, and if there were any complications or surrounding infection. Some I send the next day, some weeks later. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an abscess to heal after being lanced?

How long does it take for an abscess to heal after being lanced?

Quickly: 7-1o if superficial. Longer it large abscess or extensive soft tissue infection. ...Read more

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Does the person performing a facial lance the closed comedones to get them out?

Does the person performing a facial lance the closed comedones to get them out?

Depends on State: State laws vary regarding what is allowable. It is best to check with the cosmetology board in your state for an accurate and specific answer. ...Read more

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I had a cyst lanced 2 days ago, I have had several done in the past. It now looks black, I have never had another one look this. Is it normal?

I had a cyst lanced 2 days ago, I have had several done in the past. It now looks black, I have never had another one look this. Is it normal?

Necrosis/dry blood?: It usually shouldn't be black unless it is dried up blood which should come off or it could be necrosis or death of the surrounding tissue. Either way follow up with the doctor who did the procedure ...Read more

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Is it painful having blisters lanced?

Is it painful having blisters lanced?

Usually blisters: Don't need to be lanced. Once the skin has broken open - the lesion can become infected more easily. ...Read more

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Should you lance a gum boil?

Never: Do not ever "lance a gum boil". A fistuala or gum boil is a sign of a deeper infection, the cause of which needs immediate attention. See your regular dentist asap for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to expect when going to get my boil lanced?

What to expect when going to get my boil lanced?

Minor surgery: Usually a topical anesthetic followup by a local. Then the area is opened and the fluid within it is drained to remove some of the bacteria and decrease the inflammation. The area is dressed and usually compresses are used at home to continue the drainage. Sometimes an oral antibiotic is prescribed. Some physicians pack the wound although I no longer do this. ...Read more

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What do I need to do after I've had a spider bite lanced?

What do I need to do after I've had a spider bite lanced?

Spider bites: These are seldom (actually rarely) spider bites. They are almost always due to staph aureus skin infection (these days mrsa). They will often resolve with incision and drainage alone, but sometimes may require a course of antibiotics if they recur or the infection appears to be spreading. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a boil take to heal after being lanced?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. If infected, antibiotics are needed based on wound culture. ...Read more

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How long after an anorectal abscess is lanced, is it ok to exercise?

How long after an anorectal abscess is lanced, is it ok to exercise?

Varies but: I usually recommend avoiding strenuous activity for 7-10days and avoiding straddle type activity such as a bicycle for 14+ days or until comfortable. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a boil take to recover after being lanced?

Can someone tell me how long will a boil take to recover after being lanced?

A week: Along with lancing, antibiotics may also be helpful. Also warm moisture will help.
Depending on size and location, resolution should take about a week. ...Read more

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If steroids are so bad, why do people lance armstrong and schwarzenegger look okay?

If steroids are so bad, why do people lance armstrong and schwarzenegger look okay?

Risk vs benefit: This is a provocative and good question. Both athletes competed in sports that were massively corrupted by illegal drugs. About one million americans will try steroids this year; of those to whom I've spoken, all have been sorry. Most will escape the grave health effects, but the changes in mood can damage relationships or far worse. And who likes a cheater / lawbreaker with tiny testicles? ...Read more

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Do you know the benefits to not packing a lanced abscess and is it a good way to heal?

Needs packing: The abscess cavity needs to have a light wicking from packing material, but it does not have to be jammed packed with the packing material. If you don't keep the top open from an abscess, you run the risk of having that close up before the abcess cavity gets to fill in. ...Read more

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I had a stye lanced 3 weeks ago and its not gone. Its not as big as it was but its still there.

I had a stye lanced 3 weeks ago and its not gone. Its not as big as it was but its still there.

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with the doctor who lanced the STYE. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if steroids are so bad how come people lance armstrong and schwarzenegger look okay?

Could you tell me if steroids are so bad how come people lance armstrong and schwarzenegger look okay?

In perspective: Some people say that up to one million people in the us will use Anabolic steroids to enhance muscle growth this year. Most will not ruin their health by doing so. It is cheating, it is illegal (i think it's a good law), and they can make you go nuts. This said, i'd rather my own son use a steroid under close supervision than take up smoking or give up exercising in favor of drinking beer. ...Read more

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I had a boil lanced yesterday and my Dr said to squeeze it after soaking, but everything I've read says not to. What do I do?

I had a boil lanced yesterday and my Dr said to squeeze it after soaking, but everything I've read says not to. What do I do?

Soak: Best to continue to soak in warm moist cloth or fluid (shower or bath). Pushing tends to traumatize tissue around the abscess and cause infection. ...Read more

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I got an abscess lanced. I went for a wound check up and they decided not to repack it and I'll just pull some out each day and cut it is that normal?

I got an abscess lanced. I went for a wound check up and they decided not to repack it and I'll just pull some out each day and cut it is that normal?

Depends: It depends how deep the abscess is and if it is loci later or not. The wiser coarse is to see your doc and follow your symptoms to make sure that your infection does not recur. ...Read more

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Best way to lance a blister?

Best way to lance a blister?

From the side: The top, or roof, of a blister is usually dead skin so can be pierced without pain. However, I would come at it from the side with a pin or needle cleaned with rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. It's easy to go too deep if poking a blister from straight above. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a lanced boil?

Heat and antibiotics: A boil is a collection of bacteria and white blood cells, that increases in size so it may rupture and spread. Draining it, placing a drain in some patients, heat, and an antibiotic if it is a large abscess are often prescribed.
It is essential NOT to squeeze boils, which makes them dramatically worse!
Squeezing pushes the pus deeper into tissues, makes a minor pimple into ad serious abscess ...Read more

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Lance armstrong cancer, what treatment cured him?

Lance armstrong cancer, what treatment cured him?

Testicular Cancer: Stage 4 non-seminoma testicular cancer is aggressively treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Sometimes radiation as well. The combination of initial surgery and chemotherapy is what cured lance. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a lanced boil take to drain?

Depend on how done: If just lanced, stabbed 2 drain, it may reseal the wound & remain or progress. If cut open and a rrain inserted it may clear in 1-2 wks with proper antibiotics. If unroofed or the top layer of skin over the boil it needs daily or more frequent dressing changes of packing, and heal from the bottom up. This is the surest way of no recurrence &takes longer depending on how wide & deep the boil is. ...Read more

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Will I still have to lance my boil if I use Ichthammol?

Boil - abscess: Don't recommend "bathroom surgery". If you have an abscess it would be better to have a medical provider to incise it and to break up possible loculations. ...Read more

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I have a large boil under my arm and it hurts quite badly. Medicine for me or lance it?

I have a large boil under my arm and it hurts quite badly. Medicine for me or lance it?

Needs surgical drain: At this stage u should c a general surgeon and have it looked at, and b prepared 2 have it opened & drained @ that appointment. Sounds 2 late in the process 4 medication. Cultures will b taken, & u will b started on an antibiotic which may later b changed depending on the result of the cultures & sensitivity testing. ...Read more

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Why is hibiclens not ok to use to clean my wound from having my infected abcess lanced?

Why is hibiclens not ok to use to clean my wound from having my infected abcess lanced?

Abcess: Draining an Abcess is usually curative. Using hibicleans after lancing will possibly kill off your natural microbes which help prevent infection by bad microbes ...Read more

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Doctors say I have mastitis. All they wanna do is lance. Will I still have problem later?

Doctors say I have mastitis. All they wanna do is lance. Will I still have problem later?

No: Mastitis is when your breasts are inflammed/infected. In severe cases, antibiotics are given.

If the process continues, you can develop an abscess. This is when pus present. If a large area is effected, an incision and drainage procedure is performed ("lancing"). This will evacuate the pus but you will now have a wound cavity to heal. Usually, this process does not recur in the same area. ...Read more

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How do I prevent the clean dressing on a lanced abscess from sticking to the packing and pulling it out?

How do I prevent the clean dressing on a lanced abscess from sticking to the packing and pulling it out?

Vaseline gauze: You can find Vaseline gauze at drug store. Cover wound with that first then the bandage will not stick to gauze ...Read more

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Hi my name is Lance. I would like to know the results of the MRI scan 19th November. Or recommendations and how to proceed?

Hi my name is Lance. I would like to know the results of the MRI scan 19th November. Or recommendations and how to proceed?

Needs consult: Best option is with your GP or the doctor who ordered it. If in the waikato area can have a virtual consult and if done at the public hospital we may be able to access the result but we're not trained specialists and may have difficulty interpreting it so seeing GP or the specialist who ordered it would be the safest option here. ...Read more

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I have already had it lanced and drained and am taking 300 mg of clindamycin 4x daily for the last 7 days and it is still hard?

I have already had it lanced and drained and am taking 300 mg of clindamycin 4x daily for the last 7 days and it is still hard?

Doctor can recheck: If a skin boil or abscess got lanced, but later is still firm and tender, or firm and warm and reddish, it usually means there is still infection and pus under the skin. That means going back to the doctor for a recheck and maybe a reopening to get any pus out and maybe leave gauze packing in the hole so that any drainage can get out... thus lettiing the hole heal from the bottom up. ...Read more

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Hello I'm a 31 female who has been dealing with reaccuring sebasses cysts since a teenager I've had over 30 lanced and they always come back.

Hello I'm a 31 female who has been dealing with reaccuring sebasses cysts since a teenager I've had over 30 lanced and they always come back.

Exam/lab: You must be check for diabetes and have the abscesses cultured for mrsa: you will need blood testing to check your immune system. Call for an appointment with a dermatologist today. ...Read more

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I had a boil lanced 2 months ago and it healed well. Recently, I've noticed that it has raised w/little pain. What caused this and how do I cure it?

Cyst: Sounds like a cyst. A cyst is different in the sense that it has a skin, like a grape. Draining a cyst may provide temporary relieve, but it will usually refill. For a permanent solution, you need to have the whole thing removed. ...Read more