Abscess formation from cellulitis

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Avatar n tn If a diagnosis of cellulitis is made there is very little pus produced to drain and so antibiotics are sufficient and drainage is not required. A simple test to diagnose a cellulitis is to touch it - if it's rock hard its probably a cellulitis. An abscess on the other hand is a collection of pus which the body forms to wall off from the rest of the body and so must be drained. A simple test for an abscess is to touch it - if it's soft its probably an abscess.
Avatar m tn Afternoon. I have had cellulitis in my nose for over a month.... took Bactrim, Clindamycin, and another 5 days of Bactrim.. which didn't help in the first place... but... i have this swollen membrane (i guess) from the tip of my nose about 1/2 inch back... it always feels like it is going to swell up again.... with no insurance another 125.00 is not what I want to pay since it seems like none of that helped anyway... anybody have any thoughts on this one???
Avatar n tn If not treated it can cause cellulitis or abscess formation. Since it is discharging, to confirm the diagnosis, you need to get a culture sensitivity of the discharge done to confirm the diagnosis. If it is bacterial infection then you would need a course of antibiotics or incision and drainage (in severe cases). It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar m tn It sounds like you have a lowered immunity or are getting exposed to bacteria for example from children who have been at a day care center or some other similar place. After you clear yourself of this abscess try changing towels more often and don't share. Keep everything clean and wash hands more often. Wash clothes that have been exposed to the absces in hot soapy water. Change clothes often. Staph is easily spread and can spread easily.
4251679 tn?1370305531 My poor niece just had surgery on a hernia(spelling?) on the inside of her leg 8 days ago. Yesterday my sister noticed a big bruise on her lady parts and major swelling had started to form right by the incision. The doctors aren't sure what it is or what caused it, they're thinking its cellulitis but for it to be cellulitis there has to be an abscess which hasn't formed. Prayers that these damn drs can figure out what the issue is and fix it!
Avatar f tn 2 days ago, I had a dental abscess in the upper right side of my mouth, between the tooth and the gum, and it was slowly draining from a hole in my gum... So, I decided to try and squeeze some of the infection out myself and as I was in the process of doing so, the abscess busted and drained internally (into my cheek). My face started swelling immediately and in about 15 seconds, it had tripled in size!
Avatar n tn Community-Associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) or Health Care-Associated MRSA (HA-MRSA often results in abscess formation that requires incision and drainage. Before the spread of MRSA into the community, abscesses were not considered contagious because it was assumed that infection required violation of skin integrity and the introduction of staphylococci from normal skin colonization.
Avatar m tn Hi there, The common sites for abscess formation are groin s and armpits. Abscesses are caused by minor breaks and punctures of the skin, obstruction of sweat glands and oil glands, and inflammation of hair follicles. These abscesses contain dead cells, bacteria, and other debris, which causes inflammation and pain. The common bacteria are staphylococci but sometimes tuberculosis can also lead to abscess formation.
Avatar m tn Has anyone ever heard of getting a wart from a rose bush thorn puncture. I got a thorn in the back of my thumb, which I removed. After a couple of days a small bump appeared, I just figured there was still some of the thorn in there so I waited for the thorn to come to the surface, which a tiny piece did.
Avatar f tn This may be brought about by a break in the skin/areola, producing a superimposed infection and thus abscess formation. If there is an abscess, incision and drainage must be done and the specimen is sent to the pathologist for evaluation. Good luck.
Avatar f tn It was a red tender hot hard bump and the swelling spread through my ankle to my toes. They said it was cellulitis, I was put on Bactrim and amoxicillin to cover all the basics. all the swelling went down but the bump remained and we manually massaged it out. (painful btw). Now two months later I have another bone bruise maybe an inch from the first spot, a week later it became an infection as well, also diagnosed as cellulitis, and treated with bactrim.
Avatar f tn Bleeding from the breast can be because of infection, abscess formation or cancer. Microscopic examination of the discharge to look for blood cells and any abnormal cells and mammography will help make the diagnosis. Consult your Doctor. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn After being treated for cellulitis after my lumpectomy I think that I may have developed lymphadema in my arm which is on the side of my breast surgery. It is slightly swollen and is painful, it feels as if I pulled a muscle, and my hand does not seem to have much strength in it. I have an appointment with the Dr. on Monday for a check up on my cellulits. Is there something I can do until then to relieve the pain?
Avatar f tn I went to the ER for what turned out to be a Graves Disease diagnosis, but they treated my swelling with an IV, which I got Cellulitis from. Ended up in the Hospital for a week, with the clots, etc.. I was tested for blood clotting disorders and have been on blood thinners since Sept. Hospital reading first came back positive for Lupus Anticoagulant, then said it was a false positive. Protein C & S still testing low, but I do not know what that means exactly.
Avatar f tn When infection goes deeper it is called cellulitis. You may need antibiotic therapy, especially if is around the nose or lip.Do consult your doc.
1373769 tn?1278603610 Thanks for the suggestions - yeah I think I will try to stay away from the inner thigh from now on - it is completely fine now but took a day or so to get there.
Avatar m tn t have had an effective treatment anyway. The result of the years of constipation was the formation of diverticula in her colon. Unfortunately, one of these became irritated, then infected, and then burst! She had an abscess and peritonitis and almost died. The most effective thing I've found (recommended by my gastroenterologist) is MiraLax, which can now be purchased over the counter.
Avatar n tn It may be cellulitis. The antibiotics may be preventing the spread of the infection but it won't resolve the underlying issue which is a bad tooth. You should have him see a dentist and probably extract or do a root canal on the bad tooth. It is extremely important to take care of it as the infection can spread and be life threatening.
Avatar n tn any time a lump, cyst or mole changes in size shape or becomes painful you need to have it checked by a doctor. It may be a simple cyst, from time to time these can become problematic and need to be drained or excised.......however....changes in lumps can also be a warning sign that a lump has become malignant, or cancerous. there is absolutely no way for you to tell which of the 2 above scenarios fits your case.
Avatar f tn the lymph node on the left side of my groin area swelled, I had a draining abscess on the outside of my labia and I took myself to the emergency room...blood tests and swabs confirmed my diagnosis was cellulitis. I was placed on a course of antibiotics and within 2 weeks the would had healed...a month goes by, it returns in the same place with lymph nose swelling and all...I go to my primary this time, and she doubled down on the antibiotics and sent me home...it healed again...
Avatar m tn I have had a smallish (maybe 2 cm in diameter) skin abscess or infected cyst on my back next to my cervical spine for the last 2 weeks which doesn't seem to be getting bigger or coming to a head (I tried squeezing it thinking it was a pimple at first.) When I touch it, it feels soft/puffy as though there's some fluid under it (same as a gum boil) and it's no longer hot/painful, just itchy sometimes.
Avatar n tn There are no reports of cyst formation as a result of spinal steroid injection. There are reports which mention abscess formation, but it would have more symptoms than just pain. Anyways, it will be useful to rule out an abscess. Repeated needle injury and infection can lead to an abscess. An abscess is a localized collection of infected material, secretions and is usually enclosed in a closed "cyst-like" space. There are chances that the cyst may be present earlier.
1737159 tn?1316672635 It started as a small reddish bite last saturday which I suspect was an insect bite, I just disregarded it but it grew big until wednesday, I went to see his pedia and it was already cellulitis, he was given an antibiotic (amoclav) which I expect would help the swelling but the swelling became bigger and bigger.
Avatar n tn m a little concerned about the cellulitis situation because the swelling under my eye is apart from the area above my tooth. I look forward to hearing from you. If you think you need to contact me, my email is ***@****. Thanks again.