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Doctor insights on: Phlegmon Vs Abscess

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How rare is phlegmon in general and in babies?

How rare is phlegmon in general and in babies?

Common: Phlegmon is quite commonly seen in babies. Of course, it often appears concerning and worries parents, but it is not harmful and will often resolve spontanously. ...Read more

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


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I have been diagnosed with phlegmon. Mass in throat, . What would have been the cause?

I have been diagnosed with phlegmon. Mass in throat, . What would have been the cause?

Phlegmon: A phlegmon is basically an early abscess, often involving a lymph nose that was draining an infection. Usually, antibiotics are enough, but if your symptoms progress, it may indicate that you have an abscess that needs to be drained. ...Read more

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What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or located near the anal outlet often require incision and drainage. Some can be done in an office & some may require day surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of abscess?

What are the symptoms of abscess?

Inflammation: Abscess is the result of acute suppurative inflammation and inflammation produces, pain, swelling, redness, local warmth and loss of function of the affected part. There may be fever, malaise etc. Depending on the location and size of the abscess. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an abscess?

What sort of problem is an abscess?

Let me explain: An abscess (latin: abscessus) is a collection of pus (dead neutrophils) that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue in which the pus resides due to an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e.g., splinters, bullet wounds, or injecting needles). It is a defensive reaction of the tissue to prevent the spread of infectious materials to other. ...Read more

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How to ease abscess pain for a baby?

Med tx: Acutually, if a baby has an abscess - that warrants prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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What should I do for abscess I popped?

What should I do for abscess I popped?

Find a dentist: The abcess was likely be caused by a bad tooth or nerve. This has to be addressed by a dentist, it will not heal on its own, nor can you permanently treat it in any way. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have abscess?

Could it be something bad if I have abscess?

Painful infection: An abcesses is a localized painful infection amd can be treated easily with minor incision amddrainage. There will be discharge forva few days until infection resolves and it will leaveca scar. ...Read more

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Can you pop an abscess on gum?

Can you pop an abscess on gum?

An abscess: Is a manifestation of infection. It can go to the bloodstream and can adversely affect especially the ones with compromised immune system. Please see your dentist so you can get proper attention. ...Read more

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Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Yes, but....: Oral sex can transmit genital herpes to the mouth resulting in a abscess like lesion in the soft tissue of the mouth. The chances of it causing a tooth's nerve related abscess are highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis cause any abscess?

Does appendicitis cause any abscess?

Pus Happens: Abscesses are often associated with appendicitis, especially after perforation. They may manifest itself with the initial episode or (even) weeks after an appendectomy. Treatment requires drainage (usually via radiologic guidance) and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do a cyst and an abscess differ?

How do a cyst and an abscess differ?

Several: A cyst is a lesion that has an inner cavity lined with epithelial cells
abscess means the presence of pus.
A chronic cyst may become acute (infected) at which time the central cavity fills with pus.
This is then referred to as an abscess. ...Read more

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Help please! Is an abscess ER worthy?

Only if severe: If you have an advanced signs such as rapidly progressing ballooning swelling, severe pain, difficulty breathing/swallowing, fever, etc., then you should consider seeing the er. If after hours and these signs are present, the er can possibly give you IV antibiotics and drain the swelling, but they will not provide the definitive care to resolve the abscess such as root canal or extract. ...Read more

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Can abscesses disappear on their own?

Can abscesses disappear on their own?

Yes: The treatment of choice for an abscess is general incision and drainage, however abscesses can resolve on their own without medical intervention. The usual progression is swelling to the point of spontaneous eruption, drainage, then gradual resolution. ...Read more

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What cause abscess on the vaginal area?

Infection: Abscess is an infected pocket of fluid in a enclosed area most often. Most often injury, infection or trauma can cause them to develop. ...Read more

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Could abscesses disappear on their own?

Not likely: While other infections can be cleaned and healed by our immune system, abscesses are like a cyst = walled off and resistant to the normal immune response ...Read more

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What are the tests for anorectal abscess?

Clinical examination: There are no specific tests for anorectal abscess. It is a clinical diagnosis based on history and physical examination. An ultrasound may facilitate identification of collection of pus in the tissue. ...Read more

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How long until my abscess stops draining?

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What sort of problem is an anorectal abscess?

What sort of problem is an anorectal abscess?

Infection: An anorectal or perirectal abscess is a painful infection under the skin near the anal opening. Sometimes there can be redness and painful swelling near the anus. Antibiotics may help, and often surgery is needed to open and drain out the infection. Untreated, the infection can enlarge or spread into deeper tissues. ...Read more

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What's the difference between abscess and tmj?

What's the difference between abscess and tmj?

Pus: An Abscess is a collection of pus. Can be anywhere in the body. TMJ is a diorder of the jaw joint and associatd structures. ...Read more

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How to alleviate abscess related toothaches.?

Treat the teeth: Have your local dentist treat the rotting teeth and your problems will become a memory. ...Read more

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What's the different between pus and abscess?

Abscess contains pus: Pus is the creamy material that contains live and dead white blood cells and bacteria. When pus is loculated into a collection in the body it is an abscess. ...Read more

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What happens when abscess packing is removed?

What happens when abscess packing is removed?

See below: Abscess packing can be handled in 2 ways. The packing can be slowly advanced (removed) an inch or 2 each day until it falls out. The abscess packing can be removed and replaced daily. Packing is needed until the abscess is completely drained or the opening is large enough to stay open. When the packing is removed the wound and tissue defect closes and heals. ...Read more

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How to remove abscess packing and clean wound?

Simple and easy: You should have received instructions and dressings but some simple rules are expect some pain and bleeding in the early stages of healing when removing packing. Removing the packing helps remove some of the "bad" stuff. Cleanse gently with saline or wound cleanser to minimize damage to healing tissues. Repack loosely to minimize further damage to the wound and keep it covered and protected. ...Read more