Abscess boil lance

Common Questions and Answers about Abscess boil lance


Avatar f tn Hello, Ingrown hair or 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. Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean.
1219288 tn?1266694789 should i revisit the emergency room to have them lance the boil under breast. this will be the second time that i have had a boil under my breast should i be CONCERNED???? previous boil was about 2 years ago!!! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/652137'>boils on my breast</a>.
Avatar f tn I called doc today couldn't work me in til Monday afternoon Now if I go to the hospital would the lance it or pop it or something I cnt take this pain, its actually causing me to cramp a lot today too. Idk why tho.
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 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 coild be an abcess or boil.. and it could be bacterial.. like with staph or something.
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 If you doctor feels it is required, he may prescribe an antibiotic for the infection and may also need to lance the bump if it is ready but a head is not forming. The bacteria can travel into the body, so do not neglect it. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn The doctor told me it was most likely an abscess and wrote me a prescription for 250 mg of Amoxicillin (3x a day) and told me to get to a dentist the next day because she assumed they were going to want to lance/drain the infection. I was able to see a dentist today and after an x-ray he determined extraction would be the best option for me since the decay extends under the bone.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn It looks like a plugged up abscess or boil. It seems to have a scabbed top and looks like a plug of pus underneath that is about ready to erupt. The doctor may decide to lance it to get rid of the rubbish. He may prescribe an antibiotic if he feels that this is required. It is important to get all the "core root" out. If any is left, it will fester and come back again. Make an appointment to see the doctor.
Avatar m tn Your uncle needs to see his doctor with regard to his boils. Bacteria from boils can spread internally. The doctor may need to lance and drain the boil and may also prescribe an antibiotic, a drawing ointment, or an antibacterial cream.
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? A boil, also referred to as a skin abscess, is a localized infection deep in the skin. It starts as a reddened, tender area that becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus. There are several different types of boils depending on the location: furuncle, carbuncle, cystic acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, or pilonidal cyst.
Avatar f tn It sounds to me that you may have a boil or abscess. If that is the case, you will need a course of antibiotics and the doctor may need to lance it to get the rubbish out. What you don't want is for it to spread inwards.
Avatar f tn I have not across any who has had a needle injected to clear rubbish out of a cyst, boil or abscess. If it does become large, the doctor can lance it to drain the rubbish out. The doctor will always examine the "lump" and will make the decision whether an antibiotic should be prescribed. Boils and abscesses do start from having a small pimple and infection can spread inwards which can become very dangerous and life threatening.
Avatar n tn Hi Its sounds like another abcess or boil like growth. I had a similar thing next to my clitoris and the doc told me it was due to a build up of oils in the little white pimple like cells. Not sure of the technical terms. Anyway was given flucloxicillan to help the infection. That too did not hurt and felt good to relieve the pressure when I squeezed it. The doctor told me to get the puss out myself as long as I had clean hands or use a tissue to stop spreading other infections.
Avatar f tn About 10-12 years ago I started getting abscesses on my inner thigh and underarms. They hurt but I was always able to find the soft center and lance/drain myself. I was diagnosed with hidradentist suppurtiva at 22. Now I only get abscesses on my right butt cheek. I have had 9 drained in a doctors office/ER. I have tried 27 oral antibiotics, finding allergies to 6. I recently finished 1000mg/10 days of Clindomycin after having a third abscess drained in less than a week.
Avatar n tn Could be an ingrown hair, or a minor abscess, a boil...It doesn't sound like an STD to me. If you're brave you can try draining it...You'd either have to pop it like a pimple, or lance it with a pin. But ALWAYS be very sterile. Wash your hands really well, disinfect anything going near it. Or you could go to a doctor and get their opinion if it doesn't go away within 3 days.
127596 tn?1210926222 The best thing to do is to go to a surgeon. They will lance the abscess and drain the infection. Then they will insert a wick and leave the wound open to heal and lessen the risk of re-infection. They will also more than likely give you a prescription for a broad spectrum antibiotic. The pain will go away usually in a matter of hours after the abscess is drained but sometimes lasts a day or so. It will take a couple of weeks to fully heal and there will be some scarring.
Avatar n tn typical removal of a Sebaceous Cyst involves cryo-surgery... done in the doctors' office. NOW, I can't imagine that this approach would be taken with this particular location... that sounds much too sensitive an area. Sometimes these cysts can become inflamed just like any other pore. That is why he told you to apply warm compresses. I've never heard of a Seb Cyst "coming to a head" that sounds more like a boil, which would need "lancing".
Avatar n tn had gotten into my blood,,,,,another thing besides taking hot baths and dealing with at home is go to any clinic,,,they will lance(cut) and drain the boil,,it only hurts for a few seconds and the relief after was worth it to me I was advised to do the salt water baths after to preven infectio...
577106 tn?1219842945 The staph that appears to look like a boil moved up and down my left eye and had cluster heads. I went back when I couldn't get one to open (I had had about 5 seperate places, clear it and another would pop up). He couldn't get it open either. I had been using gel peroxide. He went on vacation and what do you know but I woke up with both eyes covered with staph in the lash line. I had drops again. The drops actually soak into the eyeball.
Avatar m tn I am relieved to know that I am not alone (though I wouldn't wish this nightmare on anyone). I went to the ER about a year ago for a really painful abscess that appeared out of the blue. A Physicians Assistant diagnosed me with an "ingrown hair that might have gotten staph" after she poked the wound with her (bare & unsanitized) finger. I was sent on my way with a prescription for antibiotics. I returned within a week because it grew about 5 x in size.
Avatar n tn Have you tried sticking a needle directly into it. If so puss should come out and it could be a boil (ingrown hair). Also there is no way to test for herpes. The test that they do is to tell you whether or not you have been exposed and carry it.
Avatar n tn Well, the treatment that I use is washing my face every 2-3 hours to remove the grease/oil that accumulates on and around the boil. This will soon within 24 hours reduce the headache and the pain on the boil. You might get an infection later so take lots to drink and green tea and vitamin C and lots of fruit and salad. Do not use any antibiotics. Sleep a lot.
Avatar n tn The doctor gave me antibiotics and said that it was too early to lance it (drain it). I was a bit happy about that because I was afraid of them cutting it open. Well, a couple days later, I saw my GP because the pain was getting worse and he gave me stronger antibiotics and put this anaesthesic cream on the painful bump and he lanced it and squeezed the stuff out. It hurt a little bit when he was squeezing it out, but well worth it.
Avatar n tn boils are often caused by infected hair folicals. Bacteria from infection form an abscess or pocket of pus. The abscess can become larger than a ping pong ball. Boils occur in areas where there is hair chafting. the face, neck, armpit, breast, groin, and buttocks are common sites.....then it goes on to treatment with cloth. doesn't mention any serious outcomes like surgery.
Avatar n tn on my vaginal more on the pubic hair i dont wear panties that often but now i see them simular symtoms on other parts of my body-------1 on my upper thigh like a boil, another was in the middle of my back and upper arm i even notice i had one come 1time on the side of my face, eyebrow and now i have a sore in the inside of ear like a blackhead/scab.
Avatar n tn Several months ago I noticed a knot behind my ear. At first sight, I thought maybe a large pimple, or boil. I tried everything from hot compress to drawing save to pull out whatever it was, with no luck. I finally called my doctor, and he said cyst. Had my make an appointment to come back a week later for him to lance it. What he told me was it was an infected sweat gland. Once he lanced it, he found multiple very small cysts beside the large one.