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Paronychia Will It Be Fine Without Antibiotics If The Pus Came Out
Yes: As long as source control is achieved (i, e, drainage) and the reason for the infection has been addressed (ingrown nail, others), then your immune system can handle the rest of the infection. Just keep the area absolutely clean and wash your hands. ...Read more
Localized pus collection in and near tonsils.took antibiotics so it disappear but incomplete.litle quantity still remain.is it need to treat?can harm?
It can be: Your symptoms can lag behind the treatment a little bit, so if your antibiotics were recent, yes. If you've finished treatment and still have pain and pus, see your doctor. Sometimes the antibiotic didn't do the trick. Sometimes, mononucleosis (a virus) can look just like strep throat, but won't respond to antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Boyfriend is experiencing drainage or pus. He has a tube draining it all out next to his stitches but more pus is coming out on gauze than before.
After biopsy, have it checked, then find out it's dangerous.What will be the next step?If nothing to worry the biopsy you had will leave it like that?
My ingrown toe nail is red (the toe) I don't know if that is a sign of infection. If it is will antibiotics work or will it have to be surgery?no puss
Worth a try...: Actually, redness is a sign of inflammation, not necessarily infection. When pain is added to the mix, it is still inflamed but maybe becoming infected. The sure sign of infection is pus or drainage. There is no way of telling if antibiotics alone will be sufficient to solve your problem, but it's worth a try. Fixing the nail is a simple office procedure that minimally disrupts your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: You need to see a dentist. If it has a small break, and is restorable, then the dentist will explain your treatment, which includes root canal treatment, buildup and crown. If the breakage is large or the tooth has a significant crack and is not restorable, the tooth will need to be removed. They will also evaluate the bone support for this tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10yrold girl with a ingrown toenail. Very red and had puss. Not anymore. What should be done. Will it grow out on its own. Or should we go to the dr.
Just monitor: If this is not inflamed or painful you can monitor the situation at home. I do encourage these kids to bathe or sit on a shower chair and brush the toenails with a cuticle brush daily.This reduces the background bacteria present and helps with healing. The nail should gradually grow out, but does so slowly at 2-3 mm/month. ...Read more
If there is an infection under the skin that has opened and is draining, do you still need antibiotics?
The pseudomonas cuticle infection now has yellow pus since being lanced. Unable to take the antibiotic (ischemic)how will it heal? Thanks.
Paronychia: This will probably heal slowly without antibiotics as long as you keep soaking it in warm to hot water and it stays open and draining. On the other hand, if you see any increasing redness or extension of the signs of infection to anywhere else in the hand, see a doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i may have a middle ear infection. What are the symptoms and is it absolutely necessary to take antibiotics or will it clear up on its own?
My 5 year was swabbed for vaginal rash and it came back as group a strep. If the rash is going away on its own does she still need to take antibiotics?
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If a swab taken from my paronychia shows pseudomonas, does it rule out sub
ungual melanoma? The paronychia is not responding to prescription (4 months).
Localized collection of pus in and near tonsil.a pack came out with pus near tonsils.took antibiotics but pus not completely going? What to do
Could be tonsilith: The "pus" you see and dislodge could simply be a tonsillith or tonsil stone. They occur in patients who have cryptic appearing tonsils. These usually don't require treatment, just gatlrgling with water. A true tonsil abscess requires seeing an ENT doc for drainage. Antibiotics alone usually aren't enough to treat or cure an abscess ...Read more
My surgical wound might be infected but not so sure. Some exudate, but it dries up. Should I use mupirocin? Can it cause problems if not infected?
Being tx'd w/antibiotics for cellulitis of nostril, which has a large swelling and just started draining pus. Does this need to be drained by doc?
Nasal cellulitis: Depends how large (Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello doctor. I had a boil. Now it has left behind a big hole and the pus from it is still leaking. Will this be healed naturally or should some steps be taken? If needed pls suggest some.
I had an abscess (took antibiotics) from a tooth that's bad. It pustuled and drained. Now there is a white spot where it drained from. Can it be scar?
Possibly: Continue to monitor itGet a more detailed answer ›
I plucked-ingrown hair/a day later the poor where the hair used to be was swollen and red I then popped it and puss came out will it go down and be ok?
Being treated for tonsillitis in one tonsil. Is it normal for pus to be draining from the tonsil after 5 days of meds. Should i push pus out?
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