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Psoas Abscess Treatment
My wife is 29 & is diagnosed with koch's spine with (lt) psoas abscess, paraplegia/bladder affection. She's under treatment. Will she be cured?
Koch's disease: This is tuberculosis affecting the spinal column. It can obvious extend to areas adjacent to the spinal segment (s) involved such as the psoas muscle, and can also cause interruption of nervous pathways resulting in paralysis. She will probably be cured of tuberculosis, but to what degree her neurologic impairment will reverse is very problematic and will require much time and patience.
Apart from treatment & medication, does high protein intake enhance the recovery process of patients suffering from koch's spine & psoas abscess?
I think it dose: A high-protein diet is recommended by many medical professionals for healing wounds or burns, because protein helps repair the body's organs and tissues. Lack of protein may decrease a person's immune system and his ability to heal from sickness and injuries. Eating a diet rich in protein from natural sources, and possibly from supplementation, may speed healing and decrease recovery time.
Depends: Psoas abscesses seldom occur as primary lesions. They are a result of some other underlying infectious process. Time to cure is dependent on eradication of the primary problem, the nature of the organism involved and the type of therapy given. It is curable, but suggest strongly that you be seen by an infectious diseases consultant.See 1 more doctor answer
Treated for uti, that turned out to be BV. The meds seem to be working and UA was clean - now my hip and groin ache. Is psoas abscess possible?
Psoas abcess: Its rare but it is possible. Another possibility is trochanter bursitis
If detected at an early stage, can koch's spine with psoas abscess be cured only with medication (without surgery)?
Let me explain: When talking early stages it is possible to cure this problem, whenever there is abscess we have to drain the abscess some time you could do that under cat can guidance if there are no bone destruction things will be fine, if there is bone destruction you have to clean that out by the way of surgery.See 1 more doctor answer
Abcess: If it is a periodontal abcess....You should have gone to the periodontist yesterday.....Any abcess in the mouth must be seen right away.
Always!: A dental access that has spread to the cheek is an indication of a severe infection and requires immediate attention. If you can not get to an oral surgeon then go to the emergency room. This type of infection can spread to the eye and the brian and if left untreated can be fatal.See 2 more doctor answers
Antibiotic choices: When treating an abscess -one has to consider 'what' germs might be there, then make the appropriate selection for therapy. Sometimes it's more than just antibiotics (such as incision). One has to consider patient allergies, drug interactions, dosing/length of therapy etc. It's nice to have a culture of the abscess material, but sometimes a best guess will do. I like trimethoprim-sulfa. See MD.
My 22 yr old is recovering from an infected abscess psoas how long will it take for her to be pain free?
Psoas abscess: This depends upon the organism causing the abscess, the location of the primary infection leading to the abscess and other factors. Often this begins from a spinal or paraspinous infection and these can be very painful. Talk to her doctors.
I had a abscess surgically removed from my buttocks. The wound is 4cm in width and approximately 3 CM deep. What is the best treatment?
Packing: Wounds like this are typically treated with packing and healing by secondary intent. Oral antibiotics are often used but the wound must not be closed and be allowed to heal from inside to outside in this manner.
Antibiotics drainage: If a lung abscess is outside of the lung between the lung and chest wall it is called an empyema and needs to be drained using a tube or surgical drainage culture and appropriate antibiotics. Lung abscess inside the lung are usually treated with antibiotics and specimens for cultures need to be collected. Full medical workup is needed to find out underlying causes as well.