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1 year old son has third sterile abscess due to DPT shot, other was flu. Saw ped last week. Signs to go to doc? What now, redder tender. Let it be?

1 year old son has third sterile abscess due to DPT shot, other was flu. Saw ped last week.  Signs to go to doc? What now,  redder tender. Let it be?

Abscess: If the abscess is redder and tender then it is no longer sterile and chances are it has become infected. Have him seen again, may need to have the abscess lanced, cultured and depending on the exam, possibly given both topical and oral antibiotics ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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My 11 mo old has a 2nd site complication of a sterile abscess. Swelling, red, warm. Drained first one. Why and what about future immunizations? Help

My 11 mo old has a 2nd site complication of a sterile abscess.  Swelling, red, warm. Drained first one. Why and what about future immunizations?  Help

Bad reaction: Try homeopathic ledum and silica and see if that helps with the abscess. One recommendation is to reconsider vaccines since this is second bad reaction. For me this would be a medial exemption. If child has to experience this with each vaccine, the risk after vaccine outweighs the chance of contracting the illness...Do what you think is best! ...Read more

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Can i pop a dental abscess? I think I have a dental abscess. It's soft and squishy. It doesn't really hurt but it's annoying. Already had the tooth drained or whatever dentists do. Can i pop it if I use a sterile needle?

See a dentist: You have an infection. It needs to be treated. Popping can relieve some of the pressure that you feel but it will not cure the infection. Please see a dentist and get this treated. Without treatment things will progress and get worse. You may not have so much pain because there can be drainage, but the infection is still there. It can effect the rest of your body. ...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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Info on paraspinal abscess?

Info on paraspinal abscess?

Interesting: Paraspinal abscess is an infection of the area around the spinal cord. If the abscess compresses nerves, it can cause serious neurologic problems including paralysis. It can come from an area of adjacent infection or it can be seeded from a distant site via the bloodstream. This is usually a surgical emergency or it can be drained by ct guidance. Iv antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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