Abscess drainage tips

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1548207 tn?1303457780 I am so distraught and discouraged how did u deal with this? What should I expect ? Any tips for care and healing would be great.
Avatar f tn just wanted to know, if it was an abscess u had? cos your description sounded like it...if so, have u any tips or suggestions? I'm gedxup of antibiotics! anyone else suffered this? any info would be welcomed :-) This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Breast-Cancer/post-op-ductectomy/show/425612">post op ductectomy</a>.
Avatar f tn It appears to be an abscess that certainly needs to be drained. A preauricular sinus may be infected repeatedly. In that situation it has to be excised once the acute infection has been adequately controlled. I don't agree about high failure rates if the job is done properly. Thanks.
Avatar m tn Treatment is usually cold compresses, over the counter anti-inflammatory analgesics(pain killers) like acetaminophen, antibiotics if cause of infection is suspected to be a bacteria and surgical drainage if there is any abscess formation. Any infection in the body can cause swollen lymph nodes. I can understand your financial constraints, but it is difficult to precisely give a diagnosis without examination. Daktacort is a steroid and can be applied to the area.
Avatar f tn I managed to research some articles on the management of my condition(infected preauricular sinus) on the internet and discovered that my ear swelling was in fact an abscess forming, therefore needing an I&D(incision and drainage) procedure to be undertaken.
Avatar f tn This should not need saying but please don't stick q-tips in your ears. They are dangerous. Not just because they can perforate the ear drum, but also because they can (and very frequently *do*) irritate the ear canal and introduce infection. If the drainage is due to a CSF leak, that infection then has a clear passage to the brain where it can cause an abscess or meningitis. How do I know this? Because it happened to me during September 2010.
Avatar n tn * A Bartholin cyst causes swelling of the labia on one side, near the entrance to the vagina. A cyst is usually not very painful, and significant pain suggests that an abscess has developed. However, large cysts may be painful simply by virtue of their size. * A Bartholin abscess causes significant pain in addition to the swelling. The swollen area is extremely tender and the skin reddened. Walking and sitting may be quite painful.
Avatar n tn Any cyst should prompt you to see your primary doctor, because oral antibiotics are simply not effective without drainage of the cyst/abscess. Sometimes this kind of thing will go away on its own, but can require hospitalization and IV antibiotics in extreme situations. Bottom line - see your primary physician for any non-healing lesion, wound, or persistent hot/swollen/red area.
Avatar n tn Noninfectious factors include salivary calculi, tumors, sarcoid, Sjogren's syndrome. Infection needs appropriate antibiotic coverage and drainage procedure may be required if abscess is formed. Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. This syndrome is associated with dry eye, mouth and as well as skin. Schirmer test, Salivary gland, scintigraphy, Parotid gland sialography and Antibodies to Ro/SSA and La/SSB will aid in the diagnosis.
Avatar n tn The swe1ling has gone down some but there is still a hard place above the drainage area. I have soaked in a hot tub, applied hot washclothes and been using a product called Prid. A couple of days ago a lot of yellow pus came out and than some very white and then blood. Does anyone know how much longer this will take to heal. I am no longer running a fever but can not handle the pain. Just my panties touching hurts like heck!I just put petro jelly on and seems to be easing up. Is that safe?
Avatar n tn if you are having any discharge (drainage) with a foul odor, with green, yellow, thich drainage or any coloration you have an INFECTION.go to the doctor! if this infection gets into any open area on your skin, you will get very sick, it will get into your blood!!!!! Second of all, you are having any pain moving, on your abdomen, GO TO THE DOCTOR, if you are having sharp pains, GO TO THE DOCTOR. note what you were doing, eating, what postion made the pain stop.
Avatar m tn Sometimes, however, you can have a sinus infection that won’t show up on a CAT scan of your sinuses. In this case, you will have drainage into your throat, called post-nasal drip, and your throat often have too much mucus in it, which can cause a mild sore throat or cough on a chronic basis. 9. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? The main symptom of sinusitis is pain. Pain in your face, pain in your head.
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 f tn Every morning I have to go in to have the gauze pulled out, have the incision flushed with saline, scrubbed out with q-tips and gauze, and then repacked with more gauze. This is not a fun process. The incision hurts, and parts of the gauze that is packed dries and sticks to the inside of the incision. When the gauze is pulled out it tears bits of the inside of the incision. This is a very painful process.
Avatar f tn I went to see my primary care physician about 3 times… a Ear Nose and Throat doctor once… My Primary Care Physicians gave me meds for drainage and an antibiotic. It wasn’t working. I didn’t think a cure was in sight.
299940 tn?1192322967 Headaches - often specifically in the back, right side of my head Frequent sinus infections - I'm on my 5th one in the past 8 months Odd drainage issues - I can only breath out of one nostril clearly. If I want to breath out of the other one, I need to lay on the opposite side to let things move over.
Avatar f tn what is going on, what can I do to recouperate faster. the doctor has recommended I see a neurologist. I am frightened, normally a very active, healthy 42 yr old woman. I have had ct scan, ekg, chest xray etc etc while inhospital and nothing was showing of concern. please share info, help, advice.
211940 tn?1267884866 In October, 2007, I developed an extremely sore throat, accompanied by an abscess on my tonsil. At the same time, I found that I could not turn my head side-to-side, nor lift my arms forward, sideways, etc. The Sports Medicine doctor took x-rays, which turned out so poorly, he could not determine whether or not I had a hole in my rotator cuff. I was sent to rehab., whereupon I was told that the tissue in my upper arms was filled with knots, and that my shoulder joints were not frozen.