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Blister at incision site on leg after open heart surgery. Appeared about a month after surgery on bottom of incision. How to treat?
Likely benign: see the surgeon to be safe. If OK wi surgeon, topical aloe &/or vaseline is good. ...Read more
Used drawing salve prid on boil located on my right buttock . How long until the boil bursts on its own?
Scars generally heal: I would expect the scar to heal, but I am not quite sure what the problem is with your scar that prompted this question. ...Read more
It depends: It really depends on the type and location of the cyst. If it is in the skin, a dermatologist will likely be able to help. Some cysts are deeper down and will require a surgeon, or an orthopedic surgeon to address. Many cysts in children are benign and if not causing a problem, it might not even need to be removed. Start off with a consult with your pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to inject cortisone on a acne cyst located on the nose that was previously operated on (rhinoplasty) ?
Nasal cortisone shot: Injecting cortisone for an acne cyst on the nose is safe after rhinoplasty, as long as you have healed sufficiently. Cortisone concentrations for acne injections are typically low, so that the risk of complications such as skin atrophy are minimized. If your dermatologist has any doubt about the safety of the injection, he should consult with your rhinoplasty surgeon before injecting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MRI is a test: MRI is not a disease but is a imaging test.MRI stands for Magnetic Resonant Imaging.Test is used to diagnose certain medical conditions when indicated. Boil in your groin area needs to be checked and may need to be incised and drained.And you may be prescribed Antibiotics as well.Consult your Doctor asap. ...Read more
Possibly: Lumps after lipo can be due to swelling, bruising (hematomas), fluid collections (seromas) or from contour irregularities (fat missed or too much fat removed). Some will resolve on their own over the 3-6 months after your procedure, some will not, some will improve with massage or ultrasound treatments. See your doctor to discuss possible causes and treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: An isolated follicular infection in an otherwise healthy person would heal on its own. However, if the person is diabetic, has vascular disease, venous insufficiency or obesity, it would be prudent to seek care to forestall spreading of infection. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I operated painful inflamed bumps on both vulvas. Usually appear every summer, always removed with surgery. Will laser hair removal help?
My 3+ weeks Baby had boils on inner thighs near genital area and also on scrotum. Siloderm Cream cleared boils leaving broken skin. Was it safe?
Eczema on forhead folds: I have recurrent open lesions on forehead folds due to infected eczema when I stop antibiotics treatment?
Dermatology visit: Best answer is to check with dermatologist for other therapy. Really unable to give additional answer without exam. ...Read more
Staph infection found after sergery placing pacemaker and wiring. Puse on wiring and open wound on site of sergery. How did it get there. 4 sister?
Common bacteria: Staph is a common skin bacteria. It is not unusual for a surgical wound to get infected. If the pacemaker is also contaminated this can be a big problem and may require removal of the device to clear the infection. Talk to the doctor who implanted the pacemaker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: So a sebaceous cyst can shrink or get infected and grow - but it is never really completely gone unless it is resected (removed) surgically. This is because the entire cyst shell and wall must be removed. The best person to do this is a surgeon or someone with lots of experience. See your local doctor or general or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Went for skin grafting surgery 2 weeks ago, and I can't remove the dressing on the donor site (stuck)?
Soak: Wet a washcloth with water and soak it twice a day for 5-10 minutes and the apply vaseline or auaphor -cover with a light gauze and paper tape. ...Read more