Top 20 Doctor insights on: Treatments for abscess of eyelid

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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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Eyelid abscess with cellulitis for one week. Dr Rx smz-tmp DS and clindamycin 4 days ago. Was ok until bactrim dose today and now very dizzy & nausea.

Eyelid abscess with cellulitis for one week. Dr Rx smz-tmp DS and clindamycin 4 days ago. Was ok until bactrim dose today and now very dizzy & nausea.

Bactrim side-effect: Bactrim (TMP/SMX) can cause neurologic side effects - so I would place the blame there. It's extremely important though to notify your doctor - the one who prescribed those antibiotics. Hopefully your infection is well treated enough where you can stop everything. There are plenty of other agents that could be used to fight an infection like that. Stopping before things get worse is important. ...Read more

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I have an appointment with an eye specialist due to my left upper eyelid hematoma abscess. I am a little nervous seeing the doctor.

I have an appointment with an eye specialist due to my left upper eyelid hematoma abscess. I am a little nervous seeing the doctor.

I think it can be a: Little anxiety provoking to be seen for a new condition. You can let the doctor know you are feeling nervous. Consider writing down a list of questions before hand. I am not quite sure what your question is. If my response hasn't been helpful, consider resubmitting with a specific and clear question. Take care. ...Read more

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Woke with swelling at parotoid, cyst in jaw and abscess above eye. Had abscess drainedlast night in ER. Now swelling going up forehead and into duct, entire eyelid looks red/bruised. Is it normal after this type of procedure for it to look worse before

Woke with swelling at parotoid, cyst in jaw and abscess above eye. Had abscess drainedlast night in ER. Now swelling going up forehead and into duct, entire eyelid looks red/bruised. Is it normal after this type of procedure for it to look worse before

NormalOrNot-Go Back!: Don't speculate, ambulate (OK, use your car and drive) back to the ER for a re-check. There are too many variables to consider and sort-out via a short text message. That's a serious area of the body and you don't want any complications so go back and get it looked-at. ...Read more

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Eyelid abscess I&D today and now the eye bag area is more red, swollen painful I'm on Doxycycline & Erythromycin ointment Is this swelling normal?

Eyelid abscess I&D today and now the eye bag area is more red, swollen painful I'm on Doxycycline & Erythromycin ointment Is this swelling normal?

Response to surgery: Swelling and pain is a normal response to the surgical procedure and with the use of antibiotics you should be feeling much better 1-2 days later ...Read more

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I have been on medicare because of the uc and rectal abscess and the adverse side effect s. What would be the best treatment for uc flare ups?

Mesalamine: Oral +/- topical Mesalamine therapy would probably be the best. There is a new "safe" oral steroid called uceris which seems very promising too. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sag eyelids.

What is the treatment for sag eyelids.

Blepharoplasty: Drooping or sagging eyelids can be caused by aging or the congenital (befroe birth) make-up of your eyelids. Blepharoplasty can remove excess lid skin, giving s less tired appearance. Certain chemicals can be injected around the eyes to fill up areas that have lost volume. And a brow lift can help create a more alert appearance. An eye doctor can evaluate and discuss these options with you. ...Read more

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What is the best mandibular abscess treatment?

What is the best mandibular abscess treatment?

Identify and Treat: An abscess in the mandible may be due to a number of possible causes. In order to treat it, one has to identify the cause. An evaluation by your dentist would be a logical starting point. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

Drainage and meds: Usually we drain the abscess with with a needle or incise it with a blade under local anesthesia. Then we treat with antibiotics and sometimes steroids. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a peritonsillar abscess?

What is the treatment for a peritonsillar abscess?

Usually drainage: Early abscess may respond to antibiotics and steroids but usually require drainage. ...Read more

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Treatment options for brain abscess? Thanks!

Treatment options for brain abscess? Thanks!

Usually surgery: Most brain abscesses require surgery in addition to intravenous antibiotics for several weeks. Rarely, they can be treated with IV antibiotics alone if they are very small in size. Patients with brain abscesses need to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Parotid gland abscess treatment in children?

Hospitalization: This is often treated with incision and drainage with accompanying intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are dental abscess treatments painful to get?

Are dental abscess treatments painful to get?

Not usually: Usually once the shots have numbed the entire area of concern, patients do not feel any pain. Some dentist may offer IV sedation for your comfort. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a tooth abscess?

What is the best treatment for a tooth abscess?

See a dentist: A tooth abcess can become a severe problem if left untreated. You may need root canal treatment or extraction.
See a dentist. ...Read more

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How long can a tooth abscess go without treatment?

It varies: Unfortunately, there is no set answer on this. Everyone responds differently to the infection process. It is strongly advised to have this type of problem attended to as soon as you possibly can to prevent the infection from spreading and causing some serious illness. ...Read more

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What should I expect before and after dental abscess treatment?

Just like any visit: If you mean that you are having root canal therapy there is little to do. If you are having pain you should be taking pain relieving medication and possibly antibiotics if you have an infection. It's not necessary to take antibiotics before your treatment. After the visit the dentist will suggest medications and provide you with instructions. Usually there are no restrictions after care. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abscess but I am too ill to receive treatment. How urgent is it?

I have a tooth abscess but I am too ill to receive treatment. How urgent is it?

Abscess urgency: An abscess can be a life-threatening problem if not treated. I would strongly urge you to contact your dentist at least for an evaluation soon. ...Read more

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