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I have a subareolar abscess that isn't healing. 6 weeks. 2 courses of keflex. Is there a way to get it healed instead of surgically removing the ducts?

I have a subareolar abscess that isn't healing. 6 weeks. 2 courses of keflex. Is there a way to get it healed instead of surgically removing the ducts?

Drainage: You can't cure an abscess with just antibiotics. Drainage will be necessary, either by incision and drainage, or, in some cases, percutaneous aspiration. Again, drainage is necessary to resolve an abscess. Good luck. ...Read more

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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Subareolar abscess aspirated but keeps rupturing. 6 weeks. 2 rounds keflex. Is there a way to get it healed instead of surgically removing the ducts?

Subareolar abscess aspirated but keeps rupturing. 6 weeks. 2 rounds keflex. Is there a way to get it healed instead of surgically removing the ducts?

Drainage: You can't cure an abscess with just antibiotics. Drainage will be necessary, either by incision and drainage, or, in some cases, percutaneous aspiration. Again, drainage is necessary to resolve an abscess. Good luck. ...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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What are the symptoms of abscess?

What are the symptoms of abscess?

Inflammation: Abscess is the result of acute suppurative inflammation and inflammation produces, pain, swelling, redness, local warmth and loss of function of the affected part. There may be fever, malaise etc. Depending on the location and size of the abscess. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an abscess?

What sort of problem is an abscess?

Let me explain: An abscess (latin: abscessus) is a collection of pus (dead neutrophils) that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue in which the pus resides due to an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e.g., splinters, bullet wounds, or injecting needles). It is a defensive reaction of the tissue to prevent the spread of infectious materials to other. ...Read more

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How to ease abscess pain for a baby?

Med tx: Acutually, if a baby has an abscess - that warrants prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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What should I do for abscess i popped?

What should I do for abscess i popped?

Find a dentist: The abcess was likely be caused by a bad tooth or nerve. This has to be addressed by a dentist, it will not heal on its own, nor can you permanently treat it in any way. ...Read more

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