Abscess drainage home

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Avatar n tn Depending on the degree of infection and drainage at the abscess site is the reason for the drains. If there is a lot, then they will put a drain in until the drainage slows down a bit. I hope this helps.
Avatar m tn Cipro. Home drainage was recorded at over 1000cc to 2000cc of brown liquid. Surgeon scheduled ERCP with Gastroenterologist 8 days after placement of drain. During procedure at the point of my small intestine the pigtail catheter is discovered having entered thru the duodenal wall. The Drain bag was shut off tubing and mechanical stuff left outside my abdomen. So now I am walking around with tubing in my small intestine after 4 weeks they want to remove it.
Avatar n tn I wouldn't recommend doing that on your own. It would be best for you to see your dentist and have them do an incision and drainage on the area. The abscess you are describing sounds very large and you should see a dentist immediately. The swelling may continue to spread and it may go to other parts of your head and face so its best to manage it ASAP before there are more complications.
Avatar n tn The hole is a drainage hole for the infected material (blood, pus) that collects in a sort of pocket. The water was cloudy most likely because there is at least one more drainage hole on the inside of your cat's mouth that the stuff has been leaking out of. These kind of abcesses are usually started by a minor, one time injury like a puncture or scratch. Since you are only seeing blood when you clean it, it has already drained.
Avatar n tn I have yet to see any improvement from taking the antibiotics, so I went to the ER yesterday where they attempted to do and Incision and Drainage procedure. Some of the abscess was soft, but a large part of it in the middle was still hard... ??? With making an incision, the doctor was able to squeeze a good portion of the abscess out... but there is still a fairly large sized lump there. There has been no drainage coming from the incision since she did this.
Avatar f tn I agree, don't be terrified. It actually feels better once it gets out. I had one abscess I could feel it rupturing while I was at work, and I'm a cashier at a grocery store, so I couldn't run anywhere and hide. That one hurt but now, the pain is minimal when they open. I've been waiting for a couple weeks for one of my abscesses to open so it can drain out and heal up. I think of it as a good thing, wanting whatever is in my breast that needs to come out, please get it out.
Avatar n tn (1) the wound may drain for the first two days so cover the wound with a clean DRY bandage (I used gauze pads). If the dressing becomes soaked with blood or pus, change it.(2) Once the gauze packing is removed you should wash the area carefully in the shower or bath ONCE A DAY, untill the skin opening has closed.
Avatar n tn I have had these before. There are 2 main causes. #1 Ingrown hair. for this i suggest you go see a skin doc he can write you a script for medicine to bring the hair to the surface or you could go to the regular doc and have him lance it open (OUCH!). #2 Abcess usually caused by an irritated fat cell.
Avatar f tn On Thursday I'm going to get the pus drainage with fine needle. Last time it was very painful even 2 times local anesthesia did not worked for me. Doctor said this happened due to inflammation. Anybody have any idea how to manage the pain. Should I take pain killers before getting it done and which one should I take? Also is it true that if we keep getting drainage done the pus will keep coming back so should we not get it done? Please share your experiences. Thanks all!!
Avatar f tn It hurts when I wipe that area and I have a weird smell. panties bother it too so I'm grateful when work is over so I can get home and let her breathe. I've had a hot washcloth on it for about 15 minutes now & it seems like the swelling is going down? Any thoughts on what could be going on down here?
Avatar n tn MRI revealed (8 mm abscess - they chose to treat with antibiotics and not drain, I opted to go home, after the 3 day stay. I was hospitalized again for three days this past week for the same thing...rectal pain, nausea, low grade fever, MRI now revealed (2) 8 mm abscesses. Again, I am home on antibiotics, prednisone, nausea meds, rowasa enemas. I have had (3) colonoscopies over the past 3 years, all removing a polyp of some sort only one identified as adenoma with dysplasia.
1548207 tn?1303457780 She asked me to clean ot with Betadine (antiseptic solution) which I kept handy ever since this abscess series. And then do the gauze dressing just like you did. Basically you just have to try and keep it infection free untill you see your doctor. I went to see her the next day and she cleaned everything out by expressing it (I still remember the pain while she was pressing I almost drove out some of her patients waiting outside bcoz of my oooo aaaaaass and ouch :)).
Avatar n tn This may indicate that the drainage catheter is plugged, kinked, or the abscess resolved.
454046 tn?1244569193 I wonder if it is a stitch abscess. Do a search in the archives for ChitChatNine Stitch Abscess or Spitting Stitches and you'll find my old posts. Someplace I have a pic of my little bumpy #2 ..... you couldn't miss it .. The tight is from the surgery most likely (but I'm not a Dr) ..... there are mega internal stitches inside. In about 10 days it starts to ease up. hears to the surf my friend CHEERS!
Avatar n tn If theres a fistula (lil gum boil), sometimes warm salt water will help pull the pus out of the abscess. Otherwise, your dentist can perform an incision and drainage but I wouldn't recommend that route at all. The root canal was done and everything should be fine now. Good luck with hygiene school! Maybe I'll see you at some ADA functions. Best wishes.
Avatar m tn TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS... abscess: An abscess is a localized collection of pus that generally develops in response to infection. An abscess is typically painful, and it appears as a swollen area that is warm to the touch. The skin surrounding an abscess typically appears pink or red. Abscesses can develop in many parts of the body, but they usually involve the skin surface.
Avatar n tn In either case, it is best to consult a doctor, because if an abscess develops, it would need incision and drainage. Before this stage develops, your doctor will be able to treat you with anti-inflammatory pain killers, antibiotics, warm compress, local antibiotic applications, etc. Please consult your doctor. Take care!
Avatar n tn It is often difficult and sometimes impossible to eradicate a lung abscess, without surgical drainage. As the surgeon indicated, this would be a high risk procedure but a decision against surgery also carries risk. You should seek another opinion regarding treatment of the abscess from another surgeon and/or a pediatric pulmonologist and you should request that the pulmonologist, the ID specialist and the surgeon convene to discuss the pros and cons of the available and feasible approaches.
Avatar f tn After a week in the hospital, I was sent home with a picc-line in my arm and a drainage tube for the abscess. I have been taking antibiotics vancomycin and Invanz daily through infusion. I have been home 10 days and the drainage is now cloudy light pink as opposed to the dark pink with clumps while I was in the hospital. I see improvement, but my question that can't seem to be answered is where did the infection and abscess come from?
Avatar f tn Hello, It can be a boil, abscess or infected cyst. 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. Drainage of the boil is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head.
Avatar n tn You should also consider getting another opinion regarding management of the lung abscess, which is probably the source of staph in your daughter’s blood. It is often difficult and sometimes impossible to eradicate a lung abscess, without surgical drainage. As the surgeon indicated, this would be a high risk procedure but a decision against surgery also carries risk.
Avatar n tn After one week he was released from the hospital..on the first night home there was an excessive amount of drainage and he returned to the emergency room, now he had a fistula draining from the surgery site to the lower part of the incision...the drainage was feces..in a few days the upper part on the incision opened and started draining yellowish green pus...he stayed in the hospital another week and was sent home with the instructions to use an ostomy bag to collect the drainage...
Avatar m tn It was laparoscopic procedure. After coming home, I was on full liquid diet for 4 days. I had no nausea or vomiting. On 5th day, at separate times, I eat white part of egg, banana, tomato soup, and meshed potatoes (little more than I should have). Later that day, I started vomiting and ended up in emergency room. CT scan found, Small bowel obstruction, left upper quadrant abscess cavity, ascities/suspiciuos for an abscess, and hiatal hernia ( I did not have hernia before!).
Avatar m tn May 15 I developed an abscess. They can't get me in to get the 2 teeth pulled until June 25th. The next day, my cheek was the size of a baseball and the meds weren't helping. I went to th ER. Dr numbed it, cut a slit in it, gave me dilaudid &zophran, &sent me home with vicodin. RELIEF! June 3 it was back. I went to the dentist June 5. He couldn't see me. They called in 825mg amoxicillin 2x a day &the weakest dose of vicodin.
Avatar m tn i called all over today and finally got in with a dentist and he drained it...now I get home and the bubble is still there! Is this normal or am I going to have to have it drained again? I really cant afford it. I just paid $150 for my visit today and I dont have dental insurance. Just looking for some answers or advice on what to do.
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 f tn My question is yesterday evening when I got home I felt a strange little pain like from a bump forming on the lip of my vagina. I thought it was a white head. This morning when I got up bump was a little larger painful and a little red. I then inspite of how painful it was I bust it and out came some yellowish brown pus along with a little blood and it had a bad odor! What could that possibly be?
579258 tn?1250652943 Please excuse my graphic description .. but the upper abscess had purulent drainage (pus) that rolled out of it and completely saturated a 4 x 4 piece of gauze. Now, just to be clear, I am able to handle a great deal of pain. Having lived and worked with migraines all my life, having given birth and had gallbladder attacks and surgery, I can take a lot. Even at the height of this abscess, the highest pain level was felt to be a 6. Last night upon arrival, my pain scale was a 7.
1322789 tn?1284489709 The dr who operated told me after proctoscopy that I have haemorids also but we cant do any thing as you have infection due to abscess and that abscess was drained by operation and did not make its way ti inner side means my rectum or colon. But now after 2.
Avatar n tn The next day I was fitting some clothes and my sister told me that the bump had gotten almost double in size, it was reddish and it and the surrounding area was very hard. We had a closer look when we got home, there was a lot of pus coming out of it, and there is still a lot left, but it was really hurting so I stopped trying to drain it. I've had a boil before and the amount of pus coming out of this one was incredible. I cleaned it and put a plaster on it, but it's still hurting like hell.