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Why Are Some People Prone To Skin Abscess
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Hi I have a skin abscess for a year now. I have it in multiple places. Larger than 1/2 inch is it serious?
Maybe serious: It sounds like you may be carrying a virulent strain of staph or strep bacteria. Or if the abscesses are limited to certain areas like the groin or armpits, you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, an autoimmune disorder. Either could be serious. Culture tests for staph/strep and perhaps consultation with a dermatologist or infectious diseases specialist may be advisable. See your doctor. ...Read more
Hard to tell: This would be tricky without seeing it, but it could be a small piece of fat that has broken free from the infection. Or if this is an inflammed ruptured cyst rather than an abcess, it may be part of the cyst wall. Finally if the abcess is from a splinter or a foreign body it may be a piece of that. ...Read more
A number of ways:
1. It increases local blood circulation bringing Red Cells) oxygen (healing) and White cells (immunity) to the lesion
2. Once the abscess opens from the hot packs alone or from incision and drainage (surgery) it helps remopve necrotic (dead) tissue a promotes healing!
Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes: You could keep the area covered with a bandage, and wash your hands frequently. Unless you work around very ill people in a healthcare situation, you are at low risk to other people at work or at home. ...Read more
Yes: Sure is, if all of the "shell" or bag containing the cyst did not get removed, then can and will return. ...Read more
Not if treated: No these are not dangerous if treated appropriately and in timely way ...Read more
I searched up and I think I have skin abscess on my chin. How do I get rid of it? It's very irritating.
Have a skin abscess on my back that's warm to the touch and painful. Will it go away on own or does it need treatment?
I keep getting skin abscess/boils. I've had several surgeries to have them removed. Any suggestions on how to prevent them?
Helps: Appropriate antibiotics will help localize an infection. Hot salt water soaks will also help it come to a head. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Possible signs of having an infected ingrown nail may include: pain increased redness, swelling, bleeding, tightness or drainage at the nail margins. If pain does not improve, or you develop signs of infection, get it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more
You would be better: You should use heat to bring that infection up and out ...Read more
I had a skin abscess drained 3 days ago & put on antibiotics. Wound is now 2-3× larger & looks like a deep hole. Is this normal for healing?
Need follow-up: Tough to say what is normal or not normal over computer. After an i&d, the area may be larger. Best is to call the provider, and get a re-check on the area to assure it is not worsening or getting infected. The provider who did the I&D knows your clinical case best and "first hand, " and will be able to more adequately provide your care. Good luck. ...Read more
What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess? I have a swelling on my right shoulder that is colored red and is painful upon touching it. It has been there for about one week now. Having researched it on the internet, I believe it is a skin abscess. What
Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria to form an abscess (collection of pus/infection). When this happens, you may need to see a medical provider who may need to prescribe you antibiotics or incise and drain the abscess. Some home remedies may include a warm compress and ibuprofen. ...Read more
I have what I think is a small skin abscess near (not on) my vulva/perineum. Can I my primary doctor treat this, or do I need to see a specialist?
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