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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Epidural Abscess

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Are there good natural treatments for epidural abscess?

Are there good natural treatments for epidural abscess?

No: Epidural abscess is a very dangerous condition and requires IV antibiotics usually with surgical evacuation to prevent paralysis in the spinal areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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Can you tell me the diagnostic tests and treatment methods for epidural abscess?

Can you tell me the diagnostic tests and treatment methods for epidural abscess?

MRI, surgery: If you have an epidural abscess, it is important for you to see your physician immediately. An MRI will diagnose this problem and treatment includes surgical evacuation of the abscess and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you give me some information on the epidural abscess?

Can you give me some information on the epidural abscess?

Epidural abscess: An epidural abscess is an infection that occurs anatomically between the membrane that covers your brain, called the dura mater and the skull. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Epidural abscess?

What is the definition or description of: Epidural abscess?

Epidural abscess: An epidural abscess is a potential life threatening infection between the bone of the skull or spine & the membranes that cover them ...Read more

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How can you prevent an epidural abscess?

How can you prevent an epidural abscess?

Sterile process: Epidural abcerss=1 in a million- lethal in 12 hours complication. Prevent by anesthesiologist must wear a mask and hat. Wash hands sterile gloves. All people breathing in the room should wear a mask. The equipment (needle etc) should be sheathed and covered when not being used. Air dry the sterile prep. Do not wiped off. Use saline not air for lor, sterile dressing- remove if catheter disconnected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of epidural abscess?

What are the symptoms of epidural abscess?

See below: Good question! an abscess is an accumulation of puss within a body cavity-in this case-within the epidural space. The primary symptoms is severe, increasing back pain and fever. In addition, the patient may have bowel or bladder incontinence, or leg numbness or weakness (spinal abscess). If the abscess is in the brain, they may c/o headache, lethargy, n/v, fever and neck stiffness. ...Read more

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What is an epidural abscess?

Infection : When you get infection in epidural space, it could be from epidural catheter, back surgery or could be spontaneous. ...Read more

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What the heck is epidural abscess really?

Infection: An epidural abscess is an infection above the covering of the brain or spinal cord, the dura. These infections can arise in the brain area due to sinus infections, skull fractures or after gunshot wounds. They can also arise in the brain or spinal cord area after infections spread to the bloodstream. They can exert pressure on the brain or spinal cord causing pain and paralysis requiring surgery. ...Read more

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How will having epidural abscess mess up my health later in life?

Death if not treated: If left untreated, the infection can overwhelm your body and you die. Alternatively, you become paralyzed from the level of the abscess and below; chronic pain; permanent physical and functional deformity. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

No: The bartholin's duct cyst--abcess sometiimes can be opened and drained, but many times, to prevent it from returning the gland is surgically removed completely under anesthesia. ...Read more

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I'm a teenager & I traveled extensively throughout the world. The past 6 months I've had a rash. Over the counter treatment doesn't work. What now?

I'm a teenager & I traveled extensively throughout the world. The past 6 months I've had a rash. Over the counter treatment doesn't work. What now?

Rash: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without some visuals, at least in pictures if not in person. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. Alternatively, you can try Healthtap Prime and upload some photos. ...Read more

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Is there a over-the-counter treatment for ringworm so I don't have to pay my doctor for a rx?

Is there a over-the-counter treatment for ringworm so I don't have to pay my doctor for a rx?

Lamisil, (terbinafine) etc: There are many different antifungal creams available including lotrimin, mica tin, lamisil, (terbinafine) undecalynic acid. These all work but different strains of fungus may respond better to one rather than another. Unfortunately you can tell in advance which will wor best. If it is feet, body or groin treat whole area for a minimum of 2 weeks. For resistant cases you may need prescription meds. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for sever's disease?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for sever's disease?

Heel Cups, but...: As this is a condition that commonly affects active children, it is always a good idea to have this evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist to ensure that this is the correct diagnosis. Proper stretching should also always be included in a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

What is good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

No such animal.: Unless you have very, very mild psoriasis - which might respond to Hydrocortisone cream - nothing available over the counter in the us is going to make much of a dent in your psoriasis. Sorry, but i've been doing this for 30 years and have yet to see an otc product work, other than skin cap, which turned out to have an illegal steroid in it. See a dermatologist; don't waste money on otc treatments. ...Read more

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Please describe a good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

Please describe a good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

Cortisone creams: Options are very limited. Cortisone creams can help but if the disease is more than very mild you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for chronic pain?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for chronic pain?

Chronic pain remedy: Chronic pain is best treated using pain management therapies from a pain specialist as well as engaging in alternative therapies such as yoga or tai chi to help with balance, stretching, feldenkrais, physical therapy, high doses of fish oil, arnica, and eating an anti inflammatory diet. Regular acupuncture and massage can help as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


Dr. David Edsall
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Epidural Abscess (Definition)

An epidural abscess is a potential life threatening infection between the bone of the skull or spine & the ...Read more