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Pus Wound Treatment
i am suffering with pus pimples on my scalp, what is the proper treatment for it and how to get rid of the asap?
You likely have folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicles. Minocin (minocycline) or doxycycline, prescription antibiotics, are often helpful but can take several months to be fully effective. You can also ask your doctor for a prescription of topical Clindamycin solution. You can try a tar shampoo like t-gel by neutrogena.
Best to see your dermatologist. ...Read more
Pinkish bumps on the pubic area of a 28 year-old woman. They are sometimes itchy, but there is no pus.....?
Contact dematitis ?: This sounds like a form of contact dermatitis, especially if the area of itchiness is confined to that area alone. For completeness sake, please have your OB or a dermatologist to have a good look, there are some infectious causes of skin irritation that should be ruled out as well. A moisterizer and low potency topical steroid cream msy be all you need, as well as finding out the allergic cause ...Read more
Can nodular cystic acne be treated by laser or light therapy. I hv acne filled with pus n blood and wish to get rid over it through laser. Possible?
This is serious: I'm glad you're on isotretinoin and this is appropriate for a woman in your situation. Hopefully you'll get a good result. Other meds that may help if you relapse include spironolactone and the oral contraceptive pill. Lasers may be an adjunct for you. I'm really glad you're managing this and wish you the best for as long as you need to be treated. ...Read more
Two tiny bumps under bottom lip. sometimes white/red. pus, clear liquid, and blood. recurring. painful to touch. acne treatments don't work.
Those are herpetic: lesions most likely. Please proceed to the healthcare provider professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Not Neccasarily: Pus is basically when the fighting white blood cells surround a foreign invader in your system. It may be bacteria but it also can be a foreign body, or dead tissue. Inflammation (red, hot, swelling, pain) is actually a beneficial thing that help prevent and fight infection. Unless it is worsening and you have fevers, chills, and other concerns, close observation is not necessarily wrong. ...Read more
Therapy vs repair: Not all rotator cuff tears are treated the same. Factors such as age of patient, age of the tear, size of tear, location of the tear, and most importantly the symptoms of the patient all help determine the best course of treatment. A trial of nonoperative management with therapy and perhaps an injection is the usual 1st line of treatment. Surgery may be indicated if nonoperative treatment fails. ...Read more
Pus may be infection: Pus is formed when the body is fighting an infection. It may be a sign of a healthy immune system, ergo the term "laudable pus". Pus is full of white blood cells (which fight infection) and microorganisms causing the infection. However, when pus collects in a cavity it forms an abscess. Pus should be drained from wounds to help fight the infection and help the wound to heal normally. ...Read more
Several Options: We need to establish a comprehensive diagnosis for you first. For instance, was this a recent traumatic injury or something that came on over time. Arthroscopic recommendations really depend on the level of symptoms and other associated pathology you have. If you are relatively asymptomatic, activity modification and watchful waiting may be appropriate. Learn more: http://theshouldercenter.Com/. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on where the wound is located and how deep it goes. A superficial wound on the arm or leg may just require stitches. A deep wound over the abdomen, neck or chest may require emergency surgery. One could write half a textbook on knife wound treatment. See a doctor if there is a question. ...Read more
Seek treatment : The human body when injured promptly sets upon the task of attempting to heal itself. If the injury itself does not compromise the functioning of a vital organ then when given enough time any injury involving the "soft tissues" of the body can heal. The caveat however is that if not treated appropriately underlying injuries can be missed , infectious and cosmetic complication can also arise. ...Read more
Rhomboid muscle strains are treated conservatively (non-surgically). You will have to avoid any activity that makes the condition worse, which may involve temporarily changing your sport to one that does not involve using the strained muscles.
The application of ice to the affected area will help to reduce inflammation and pain. Ice can be crushed in a bag, covered with a towel, and placed under the back when you lie down. You can apply ice every few hours for the first two or three days after the injury, and keep the ice in position for as long as is comfortable.
After a couple of days of treating the area with ice, hot showers can often be an effective treatment for pain associated with rhomboid muscle strain.
You can take over-the-counter NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) according to instructions, or your doctor may prescribe stronger medication if necessary. Examples of NSAIDs are ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve) and aspirin.
Massage can provide relief, and can be done at home quite easily by placing a tennis ball on the floor, lying down and rolling the ball under the rhomboid muscles.
Physical therapy in the form of exercises will be recommended. You will be advised when it is safe to start performing the exercises. Go carefully and do not continue to exercise if you are finding it painful.
When you are able to move your arms and shoulders without pain, you can resume your normal activities. Recovery times depend on the individual, but the sooner you start treatment after the injury, the shorter the recovery time will be ...Read more
Depends: The wound will be evaluated for position of the entry site, risk to underlying structures, risk of infection (you may need to renew your tetanus shot), and size and structures of the wound. This may require flush, antisepsis, sutures and proper bandaging. This can be done in an er or with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Repair: At 45 years old, you should absolutely seek out a shoulder specialist and have your rotator cuff repaired. The long term risk with leaving it unrepaired is substantial. You are likely to eventually get worsening function and secondary arthritis if you have an unrepaired cuff tear for more than a decade. If you were 75, not such a concern, but at your age, this should not be ignored. ...Read more
Pain: Pain with axial and or torsional loading of the wrist located at the ulnar side of the wrist. You may get popping and or mild locking as well. Diagnosis is by MRI and or arthrogram. Treatment is arthroscopic with debridement for a central tear and repair for a peripheral tear. You should be evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Talk to hand surgeon: There is no medical treatment for a tear unless it heals spontaneously. Obviously avoiding further stress on the area with a splint to allow the tendon to heal (only it is a partial tear). The best approach would be to consult a hand surgeon before further damage occurs. ...Read more
Lots of options: Sometimes it can be as easy as leaving it alone and doing some exercises to help the knee joint unload. Other times it might involve surgery. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to assess your status. There have been some recent advances in the stem cell therapy that might be helpful in healing the tear rather than cutting it out in surgery. Look into regenexx. ...Read more
There is some visible pus on a wound and there was recently some bleeding next to it. Is anything going to happen?
I am 32 female pus cells 11-13
epithelial cells 7-9
is it a serious condition
how many days does it take to cure
Urine???: If you're speaking about urine test results it looks as if you may have a minor urinary tract infection from the white blood cells, but the epithelial cells are nothing to worry about, they come out every time you urinate. If your doctor chooses to treat the UTI typically here in the States we treat with a 3 day course of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole if you're not allergic to it. ...Read more
Am very curious to know that what are the signs for a diabetic wound to turn into gangerene. Will there be pus or any fluid coming out of the wound.
Diabetic grangrene: Diabetic grangrene usually are dry gangrene . In this case poor blood circulation to hands or feet causes the tissue decay and produces the bluish or black skin color. There is no oozing or pus. The body part usually the toes or foot turned into dead tissue and must be removed surgically ( Amputation) Diabetic patients should always take good care of their feet. Reference :CDC Diabetic care team . ...Read more
Repair: Depends what caused it, if it is new it can be repaired by sewing it. If it is older it can still be repaired but it would be possible more involved. If is is small sometimes topical meds can be applied to heal it. You need to see your obgyn to be evaluated. ...Read more
Hospital ASAP: Get to the hospital immediately. A sucking chest wound means that the chest cavity is open to air and the lung on that size is completely collapsed. First aid for this is classically placing an occlusive dressing that is taped down on three sides and left open on the fourth side. Definitive treatment is surgery, placing a tube into the chest to re-expand the lung, and breathing machine (ventilator ...Read more
Complications: Most surgical wounds are well healed at 3 to 4 weeks, so this is not in the normal recovery. There are several possible diagnoses to your problem, best to take friend/family with you to your surgery appointment for answers, imaging and treatments. You may be referred to another surgeon or wound care center. Be well. ...Read more