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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

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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How do I cure an abscess?

How do I cure an abscess?

Get treatment: Don't fool around, the abcess is most likely causing septicemia, barrels in the blood system that can result in additional illness. ...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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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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Will an abscess cause remote pain?

Will an abscess cause remote pain?

Possibly: Especially if blood becomes infected and seeds other areas of the body. ...Read more

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What can be done about an abscess?

What can be done about an abscess?

It depends on site: Drainage of an abscess is (if possible) a good form of initial treatment. If it is not practical to drain it, it must be treated with antibiotics and then the source of the infection must be determined and removed or treated more definitively. ...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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On average, how long will an abscess last?

On average, how long will an abscess last?

A lengthy time: Many dental abscesses are sometimes present for years before being discovered. That is because they have established drainage somewhere. They are still active, but not necessarily symptomatic.
They should always be treated asap, though. They are always a source of potential harm if left untreated. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have abscess?

Could it be something bad if I have abscess?

Painful infection: An abcesses is a localized painful infection amd can be treated easily with minor incision amddrainage. There will be discharge forva few days until infection resolves and it will leaveca scar. ...Read more

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Need advice as to how do you treat an abscess?

Need advice as to how do you treat an abscess?

Depends on cause: Teeth become abscessed from advanced decay or advanced periodontal disease. The treatment could be extraction, root canal treatment or periodontal treatment depending on the diagnosis. Don't try this at home... See a professional. ...Read more

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What works most effectively to do for a abscess?

Antibiotics/drainage: An abscess is an infection. The body sends white blood cells to an infected area. The 'used up' white blood cells can accumulate in the area in
a pool of thick fluid that we call 'pus'.
Sometimes this pool needs to be surgically removed (drained).
Other times, antibiotics are all that is needed to control the infection. ...Read more

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I have abscess but it just formed. What do I do?

See a dentist: See a dentist asap for an evaluation and treatment. The longer you wait he more chance you have of increasing pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abscess?

What is the definition or description of: Abscess?

Abscess: Abscess = Collection of pus within tissue. It is often related to infections. ...Read more

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For what length of time can an abscess go untreated?

A lengthy time: Many dental abscesses are sometimes present for years before being discovered. That is because they have established drainage somewhere. They are still active, but not necessarily symptomatic.
They should always be treated asap, though. They are always a source of potential harm if left untreated. ...Read more

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Abscess not painful anymore but still there, what to do?

2 choices: 1) may not be painful, but infection still there. One choice is to see dentist to eliminate the infection while you are still comfortable.
2) other choice is to wait until infection flares up again dmd you have a painful, invasive, acute infection to have to deal with

entirely your choice. ...Read more

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What will happen if you shoot up where you have an abscess?

What will happen if you shoot up where you have an abscess?

Serious problem: You can cause the germ to go deeper into your tissues. If you are placing drugs into veins - it may cause septicemia. Don't do it! ...Read more

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What does it mean when abscess goes rock hard? What can happen?

Puss under pressure.: Abcesses are puss under pressure. They get very hard when there is no way for the abcess contents to drain. Generally they will try to break through to an adjacent structure or through the skin to relieve the pressure. If this is not possible they will become rock hard and very painful. Eventually all abcesses rupture and bring great relief, but a scalpel is sometimes helpful. ...Read more

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Scared. I think I have an abscess. What should I do right away?

See your dentist: Schedule with your dentist so that he can identified the cause of abcess (tooth or gum) and properly treated the causes. Antimicrobial therapy will temporarily resolve the abscess; however, it will recur if the underlying cause was not addressed. ...Read more

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Follow up from my question about an abscess will it pop itself?

Depends: Some abscesses do develop into a sinus tract that allows them to drain on their own. However, the abscess is still present in these cases. Other cases will not drain without treatment and risk pain and swelling. You will need to seek dental treatment in order to get the infection to go away for good. ...Read more

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I have a bad bad cut it's like an abscess or something worse.?

I have a bad bad cut it's like an abscess or something worse.?

Go to urgent care: This should be treated at an urgent care facility to protect you from infection complications and to optimize healing potential. If you've lost a lot of blood - that needs attention too. Get to care ASAP. Try to avoid eating or drinking anything but water and if you have ingested anything tell the doctors about it. Calling 911 may be a good idea if this just happened. ...Read more

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I keep getting abscess on my body what are some reasons for this?

I keep getting abscess on my body what are some reasons for this?

It looks like you: Have Diabetes Mellitus. Is it poorly controlled? People with immunity problems can have issues with recurrent infections. Please see your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long can an abscess go untreated before it's too late?

I'm wondering how long can an abscess go untreated before it's too late?

What kind?: Any abscess needs immediate treatment. Why wait until its too late? More damage is done which usually amounts to more cost to treat. In the end you will still have to see your health care professional. ...Read more

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I've had an abscess for one and a half years now, how can I get it removed?

I've had an abscess for one and a half years now, how can I get it removed?

Depends where...: Axillary or inguinal abscesses are very hard to remove and the diagnosis is hidradinitis suppurative is difficult to treat. Sometimes hormonal regulation using birth control or a medicing like spironolactone can be useful.
Best person to see for this is a general surgeon. ...Read more

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How can it be that my abscess pops and then comes back a few minutes later?

Infection: The abscess keeps coming back because the source of the infection is still there. I suggest you see a dentist so that the cause of the infection can be discovered and treated. ...Read more

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How can a im injection of phernergan cause an abscess? I had to have emergency i&d.

Injection risk: Any injection has a risk of bleeding, bruising, and infection, even if proper sterile technique was use, because it creates a break in the skin for bacteria on your skin to invade. The risk is low but not impossible. ...Read more

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Could abscesses disappear on their own?

Not likely: While other infections can be cleaned and healed by our immune system, abscesses are like a cyst = walled off and resistant to the normal immune response ...Read more