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I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice from someone experienced with this?

I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice from someone experienced with this?

Drain abscess: Regardless of the cause of your abscess, drainage is the correct therapy for abscess. It is understandable to be upset. However, stay in good communication with your surgical team, have a support person to help you. The culture will be helpful for directing antibiotic therapy. Okay to ask if you will have a drain or need wound care. Good luck. ...Read more

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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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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How to care for my abscess drainage?

How to care for my  abscess drainage?

Clean and dry: After you have an "i&d" or an "incision and drainage" for an access, care is very simple. If you have had packing placed in the hole, that packing should be checked and changed by a physician at least one time after it is done initially. Once the packing is removed, warm soaks or sitz baths can be used to help continue to promote drainage and healing. Anti inflammatory meds can help as well. ...Read more

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Can abscess drainage create a risk to my kids?

Can abscess drainage create a risk to my kids?

Playing with pus?: Certainly, if the abscess is draining pus, then it can be quite risky. For example, abscess drainage from a MRSA wound infection can cause the spread of the bacteria. Anyhow, why on earth are your kids playing with abscess drainage anyhow? ...Read more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
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Have the tooth removed
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice about going to work?

Better ask surgeon: Since you are getting a surgical abscess drained, the best person to ask is really the surgeon performing the procedure. They will know the details, especially since we don't know what part of the anatomy you will have this abscess drained. ...Read more

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I am going to have surgical abscess drainage. What kind of pain and recovery?

I am going to have surgical abscess drainage. What kind of pain and recovery?

ABSCESS DRAINAGE: Surgical abscess drainage is a minor surgical procedure depending on the location of the abscess. Incision and drainage ( i&d) is usually done by surgeon with or without anesthesia and pain is nil and recovery rapid with antibiotic intake for the infection. ...Read more

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Does armpit abscess drainage needs general Anastasia or local one?!?

Does armpit abscess drainage needs general Anastasia or local  one?!?

Local: These abscesses can be drained in a doctor's office or immediate care with local anesthesia unless they are very extensive. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...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