Abscess boil treatment

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Avatar m tn Hello, You may be having a boil on your vagina. Treatment includes antibiotics and do not touch or pick them up. You can however apply topical antibiotic creams like Neosporin or Bactroban. If the symptoms persist then you should get oral antibiotics prescribed from a doctor. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. Also wear cotton undergarments and use mild soaps like Dove.
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 m tn Gum boil tends to resolve within a week if retreatment of root canal is successful.
Avatar f tn my grand mother has a very painful boil inside her vagina it is so bad that it causes her to faint sometimes from the pain please help us if you know what this is because doctors in uganda a just telling her to get it cut out without telling her what it is.
Avatar m tn I am not sure if it is a hemorrhoid or a abscess.
Avatar f tn Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle. Treatment includes antibiotics and incision and drainage and do not touch or pick them up. Also apply warm compresses on the lump. If however the symptoms persist then get lymphadenopathy ruled out from your doctor.
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 had the same situation needed to go to er because the location of the boils caused my eyes to swell and close I was put on antibiotic levaquin it reduced swelling but my picking the boil or possibly the size of the boil left ice pick scars on face I only had one recurring outbreak since then so I decided to do a 10 day fast with only lemon diluted water red cayenne pepper and maple syrup (a master cleanse) then I built up my immune system by elimininated cane sugar, white bread, junk foods
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.
Avatar m tn Hello, I have this huge painful red purplish boil thing near my eye (cheek bone). 2 nights ago I developed a severe stabbing headache that lasted about 24 hours. It had subsided but returned today. I put a hot compress on it and got a decent amount of pus out (this was yesterday). Today I woke up with my eye swollen as well as another white head on it. So I did another compress and alot came out. Then the swelling on my eye went pimpledown some.
Avatar m tn These started 5 days ago as one very large boil(?). It is spreading very rapidly. I can't seem to match it to any photo's. I've been lancing the puss filled ones with a sterile needle & cleaning with a home made Dakin's solution. The patient is in a remote location. Is there anything else we can do to stop the spreading until she can get medical care? What ARE these things?
Avatar n tn I didn't think too much of this until some weeks later when I realized that this lesion was not healing and appeared to be forming a large boil. I became concerned and paid a visit to my PCP who diagnosed this as an abscess. She prescribed Zithromax. Shortly after taking the Zithromax a cellulitis broke out covering a 3x4 inch area of my right leg about an inch above the ankle.
Avatar m tn Hello, This hard lump under the armpit can be any cyst, or abscess. It can also be enlarged lymph nodes due to bacterial or viral infections, vaccinations etc.A boil or abscess is similar to a large pimple. A boil may develop when the skin is infected or there is an infected hair follicle. A sweat gland abscess may form painful bump in the armpit. These are all conditions which can cause painful lump in the armpit. A complete history and clinical examination is essential for accurate diagnosis.
Avatar m tn //www.medicinenet.com/boils/article.htm 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 infection-fighting white blood cells that the body sends from the bloodstream to eradicate the infection. This collection of white blood cells, bacteria, and proteins is known as pus.
Avatar n tn They can be caused by infected hairs or closed up sweat glands and are an abscess of the skin. Recommended Treatment- Warm/hot soaks-the warmer the better but make sure you don't scald the area. This helps the boil form a head and empty. Do not squeeze the area like you would a pimple-squeezing makes it worse. A boil to help it empty has to be Pulled around the outside area not squeezed.
Avatar f tn Finally, in a nearby spot on my arm a larger bump developed. It doesn't look like an abscess or boil. It is half an inch, round and puffy, and has an indented center. My arm is no longer itchy, and the bump is only slightly painful; especially under warm water. I want to know what it is and whether medical treatment is necessary.
Avatar f tn Hello, It can be a boil, anal abscess or haemorrhoids. I feel that you should consult a physician as soon as possible and start with antibiotics which are available only after prescription.Delayed treatment can lead to complications. Before starting the oral antibiotics, your physician will send your blood test for TLC and blood culture and a swab of the pus discharge for culture sensitivity.
691614 tn?1227468251 It looks like a boil. You better go to the dentist, because it might be from an abscessed tooth.
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 m tn 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. Please keep the area clean and apply some warm compresses and topical antiseptics.
Avatar f tn If these are boils and abscesses or an infected insect bite, they need antibiotic treatment because the infection can spread inwards. I was 11 when I had my first abscess on the inside of my upper thigh, started off as a very small spot that got worse. Best wishes.
Avatar m 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. Keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics.
Avatar m tn When I asked what was wrong he said it could be a few things and prescribed Augmentin 825 mg twice daily and Naproxenum 250 mg twice daily for a week. I asked if it could be a perianal abscess or a hematoma and if it should be lanced and drained. He said told me it is best to wait and see if it gets worse and if it does go back to a doctor and have it looked at again.
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 cold 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 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 cold 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 m tn Hi, It sounds like an abscess/boil formation, or cellulitis. Cellulitis is an infection and it's characterized by redness, swelling, warmth, and pain or tenderness. You should see a dermatologist who will treat it by draining it and most probably followed by a course of antibiotics. Even though I don't believe that this has anything to do with breast cancer,however I urge you to consult a doctor soon and get it treated to prevent further complications.
Avatar m tn Hence you may be having the swollen lymph nodes in response to the cold. For the weeping rash it can be an abscess, boil or impetigo. Imeptigo is a highly contagious superficial bacterial skin infection. Primarily caused by Staphylococcus aureus and sometimes by Streptococcus pyogenes. Topical and oral antibiotics are the treatment of choice.
Avatar m tn 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 legs is usually due to plugged sweat glands that become infected or by an ingrown hair.