Abscess boil fever

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Avatar m tn I've had an abscess or boil on my upper back between my spine and shoulder blade that doesn't seem to be coming to a head but instead drying up or being reabsorbed into the skin. It's about 1 - 2 cm in diameter, pink and a little soft (can feel some fluid inside) but not painful and not getting larger or smaller and I'm having what seems like muscular shooting pain up my neck and down my spine on that same side.
Avatar n tn Hello, Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean. Drainage of the boil is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head. Take some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription. If there are recurrent boils, then please get your blood sugar levels estimated.
Avatar n tn during this time i have had a few good days with no pain but mostlyhave had infections and slight fever!!! i used to have of these before on and off but recently they just dont seem to be going away!!! i have tried, augmentin, kladic, fluxofullin and some others but nothing seems to be working. i am waiting now to get it checked out in a hospital and have been advised to clean the infected area out with salt and boiling water..
Avatar n tn coild be an abcess or boil.. and it could be bacterial.. like with staph or something.
Avatar n tn About a week and a half ago I started to develope a lump, redness, and pain just outside the crease of my right thigh. Over the weekend it progressively got larger, developed a whitehead, and started draining pus/blood on its own (DO NOT try pushing, sqeezing or poking with a needle on your own).During this time it was VERY painful and hard to walk, sit or get comfortable. Once that finished, there was blood, lots of it, but this is normal (I of course did not know this and began to panic).
Avatar n tn It is true that herpes can go dormant for a period of time... but 9 years? Unless something has changed. It might be a cause from the minor surgery? It could also be a rubbing thing? Have you done anything different, detergent? etc? If it doesn't change, I'd go see someone about it just in case.
Avatar n tn It never fails, I feel the boil start, I predict the UTI, boil gets really painful, sometimes I get a fever, I get a headache, kidney aches, I am continuously tired, I see doctor, then I get put on an antibiotic. I have NOT been hospitalized for this or any infection. I have had ultrasounds, MRI, bladder scope, blood tests, urine tests….medical bills keep stacking up, but I still have the problem.
Avatar n tn last week i developed an abcsess in my tooth. my cheek became very swollen. the doctor said the infection from the abscess had passed from my tooth into my cheek. they put me on keeflex. within 24 hours about 60% of the swelling in my cheek had subsided. i am now on day 6 of a 10 days worth of the keeflex.
Avatar m tn If it gets bigger, if the pain gets worse, if you have spreading redness and warmth, if you start feeling sick or develop a fever, you need to get yourself to a doctor or hospital for some urgent medical treatment. A pimple or boil can turn into an abscess and believe it or not, these infections can also get into your blood which can be life threatening -- keep an eye on this thing and don't hesitate to see a doctor if you are concerned or it persists.
483165 tn?1208531596 After completing a long bicycle ride (first time i rode w/underwear under my bike shorts) i felt a pain between my testicals and anus on the right side. It became swollen and was about 2" long and very thin. About 3 days later it came to a head and I experienced a slight fever. It than started to bleed then puss startig coming out a (in my opinion) large opening (break) in my skin. I have been soaking it and keeping it VERY clean with topical antibiotic cream.
Avatar n tn I think it is better not to and to get the antibiotics from the doctor and have it go down on its own. If you see any red streaks in the area or you develop a high fever go to the ER.
Avatar n tn Hello, Since the nodule is associated with pain and fever, so it looks like a bacterial infection which can cause such symptoms or an abscess. Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics like Mupirocin. Drainage is done by surgery only when it becomes soft and forms a head. Give some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination. Also continue the antibiotics that the doctor has prescribed.
Avatar f tn Blood and thyroid checked ok, still have cold feeling. No fever, but something is wrong. Nerves maybe?? Sending wrong signals to my body. Sooner or later someone will figure it out, hopefuly my doc will.
1226804 tn?1267223989 Hello, A boil, also referred to as a skin abscess, is a localized infection deep in the skin. A boil generally starts as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus. Finally, the pus "forms a head," which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drain out through the surface of the skin. Boil on buttocks is usually due to plugged sweat glands that become infected or by an ingrown hair.
2093279 tn?1379551553 Hello, In a dental abscess, or tooth abscess there is accumulation of pus inside the teeth or gums. The abscess usually originates from a bacterial infection and is mostly caused by a dental infection. The common presenting complaints are severe toothache, breath odour, fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling of gums, swollen glands etc. It can be diagnosed with the help of clinical examination, dental x-rays and other tests. Antibiotics are given for the infection.
Avatar m tn I start out with a abscess that was opened with a needle (doctor thought it was a boil but it wasn't) it spread through my bloodstream and turned into MRSA. It's contagious if he had a opened wound and you came in contact with his blood or other bodily fluids. If you are concerned you can have a lab test ran to have your doctor run a swab test of your nose, groin and armpits. I got mine just from going to the hospital for surgery.
Avatar n tn Do you have fever, redness and soreness? Then it can be an abscess/boil. It can be a lipoma (Tumor of fat cells usually just under the skin) or a fibroma (A tumor that is comprised mainly of fibrous connective tissue). Did you suffer from any prior injury on that site? Injuries can lead to growth of bacteria as a result of which there can be a swelling along with pain and redness. Antibiotics and simple pain-killers can help in this case. Pls get yourself examined by a surgeon/dermatologist.
1752640 tn?1352770994 A boil lasts longer than 2 weeks A boil comes back The boil is on the spine or the middle of the face The boil occurs with a fever or other symptoms, because the infection may spread and cause complications Careful hygiene is important: Clean draining boils often. Wash your hands very well after touching a boil. Do not re-use or share washcloths or towels.
Avatar f tn You clearly do have some form of infection. Could be a boil or an abscess which may require lancing and a course of antibiotics. Of course, the problem with it being at the back of your thigh is that you are not able to see it properly. The other symptoms may have no connection with your thigh lump, but still mention them to the doctor. It is very likely that the headache with the blood in the nose is likely to be a sinus infection.
Avatar m tn I have developed a mass near areola of my right breast in last few days. I has an intense pain and I am not able to understand what it is. I an 37 year old normal lean male with some hypothyroidism from last few years. Can any body help what it is. The lump is very painful. It should not be an infection as I a have no fever like symptoms.
Avatar f tn he has been treated with Bactrim everytime he gets a new boil. we also did the medication that goes up your nose. the whole hosehold did this treatment. he is still getting the boils. We keep his nails short, he bathes every day and we wash him with Hibeclense. Last month he had to have a boil lanced. these boils are so painful for him. he has had them under his arm, on and under his butt and now he has them on his stomach. His doctor is stumped. What else can we do??
Avatar f tn Otherwise it can be a small abscess or boil. You’ll have to wait for your appointment to see what it is. Meanwhile do not touch it too much. Take care!
579258 tn?1250652943 Last night I went to the ER for a dressing change that involves unpacking and repacking 2 newly drained abscess areas. As I arrived, the pain became sharp and shooting and I was not able to sit; no position was comfortable. We went through the normal check-in process with standard questions, BP check and an ID band and was taken back to an exam room. Once into a hospital gown and a sheet, I laid down on the table with my head elevated and my knees bent.
Avatar m tn Very occasionally an embedded head of a Tick can cause a small boil or even abscess, but it has less chance of happening if you keep bathing it with antiseptic. Usually what's left behind is a tiny round wound. Bathe this with antiseptic. It will usually heal just fine, but may leave a small raised bump for a few days.
Avatar f tn Hi Welcome to the forum! If the lump is hurting, then do a self examination of breast and see if you can feel a lump. In slightest doubt, consult a doctor. Also get the lump examined. It could be a boil or an abscess (localized collection of pus) if it is hurting. It is also possible that if there was a hematoma earlier, it has become infected. The lump could also be a neurofibroma (a nerve tumor that is not cancerous), which pains at times.
1320325 tn?1274380583 A tender red or inflamed lump could be a hair follicle infection that enlarged, a boil, an abscess, an infected cyst, an infected hematoma or an insect bite that got infected. Since you have had a course of antibiotics and this has not helped, the best thing to do would be consult a doctor. You would probably need an incision and drainage of the lump, followed by local antibiotic application and dressing. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted.
Avatar m tn Hello, This kind of bump can be a swollen lymph node,a sebaceous cyst or a boil. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection along with other numerous causes.Treatment is usually warm compresses,over the counter anti-inflammatory analgesics(pain killers) like acetaminophen or ibuprofen,antibiotics if cause of infection is suspected to be a bacteria and surgical drainage if there is any abscess formation.
Avatar n tn There is also some weird kind of bite on my right hip, so I think the two might be correlated. Friday, I got a mild fever and found out that the lump was a swollen lymph node. The doctor prescribed me some anti biotic for a yeast infection, even though I KNEW I didn't/don't have a yeast infection. I have none of the symptoms. She also said my fever was probably a separate virus, which I am also unsure of.
Avatar n tn This is the only place I had the boil and the boil was not associated with any fever.The rash which I got the first time on my penis was also not associated with Fever. I moved from India to US on May 2005. So, sometimes I think that weather and other changes cld also play a role. Also, I stopped using soaps for about a couple of months before getting this boil.