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Microscopic: Just because you can't see the break doesn't mean there wasn't one. Subcutaneous cysts can also get infected. The infection could be seeded from another part of the body, for instance access or cellulitis of the leg can be from a break of skin between the toes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a skin abcess, on the back of my neck for about a year. It goes and comes back. What can I do? I've been to the doctors aswell.
I have an infection in my chest provoced by streptococus in skin abcess and im using anthibiotics for it.If it not drain by itself how can I drain it?
Dr. do the drain: You should not drain it as it will only get infected and become even worse. Let your doctor do the draining. ...Read more
For a skin abcess NHS Dr prescribed flucloxacillin but might not be available in Dubai where I work now, is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) OK to use instead?
Skin abcess 3-4 days ago, drained, now feel lethargic, nauseous, and low back pain but no fever ( temp actually lower than usual) help please?
See below: An abcess is when bacteria invade deeper into the skin and create a pocket of infection that spreads into nearby tissue enlarging it. Antibiotics will not help. The treatment is having a doctor numb it up and open the top with a scalpel allowing the infectious pus inside drain out and removing any contents inside. This will relieve the abcess. ...Read more
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Hi I have a skin abscess for a year now. I have it in multiple places. Larger than 1/2 inch is it serious ?
Maybe serious: It sounds like you may be carrying a virulent strain of staph or strep bacteria. Or if the abscesses are limited to certain areas like the groin or armpits, you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, an autoimmune disorder. Either could be serious. Culture tests for staph/strep and perhaps consultation with a dermatologist or infectious diseases specialist may be advisable. See your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Not ideal approach. For a skin abscess, especially on the face to heal, one needs the CD8 immunocytes circulating in the blood stream to identify the bacteria involved, recognize the threshold level of immunogen In the bacterial cell and attack and destroy the bacteria- the healing process. As such one needs warmth which increases the blood supply to the lesion and thus promotes healing. ...Read more