Abscess healing time

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Avatar n tn Generally such wounds that do not heal are called non-healing ulcers in medical term. They could be non healing due to underlying infection, low supply of oxygen to the wound that is reducing the healing process, underlying diabetes, or due to underlying dermatitis. Wounds heal slower in smokers or alcoholics who have been drinking for a long time. So these have to be ruled out. Also diabetes leads peripheral neuropathy, atherosclerosis etc which make wound healing troublesome.
6388161 tn?1380850057 Hopefully it will be as blu's was and outpatient. Healing time is often different for everyone as our bodies all respond in their own unique way. Let us know what the doctor tells you. have you set up the appt. yet?
Avatar f tn My Wife had Breast abscess and its being surgically removed three time. Each time removed its appear again. Initial laboratory testing of sample revealed existence of organism and later stage its not shown. The antibiotic used to the operated area betadine got allergic and later another cafetaxive and that too became allergic. Please share what step you have taken. Hope that will help me a lot.
Avatar m tn The causes of non healing groin abscess could be due to underlying infection, low supply of oxygen to the wound that is reducing the healing process, underlying diabetes, or due to underlying dermatitis. Wounds heal slower in smokers or alcoholics .Discuss with your doctor the above mentioned possibilities. Do keep us posted. Best of luck and regards!
Avatar n tn I just had a bartholin abscess surgically removed. I wanted to know when i could have sex again.
Avatar m tn If surgery is required how long is the healing time, roughly. I mean, how much work will I miss? My job is physically demanding and I do a lot of lifting throughout my shift.
Avatar n tn I returned to the ER the following day and had the packing removed for the final time and then was told to have a follow up visit with either my primary care doctor or dermotologist to make sure it's healing properly. I believe that this abscess was cause by a pair of underwear that was too tight, cutting off the circulation to a gland that lies right outside the crease of the thigh.
Avatar f tn I'm afraid I'm about to have my first abscess rupture and I am terrified. My doctor told me to just call the office if it happens but what do I do in the meantime? It is so painful and red, it hurts with just the movement of walking. I've read some horrifying stories about abscesses and what happens when they rupture.
Avatar n tn For 2 weeks I have been dealing with a very painful abscess on my ear, where after alot of research and several trips to a local medical clinic and ER, I have found that what I have is an abscess in the Preauricular pit/sinus. I have been given 3 rounds of antibiotics, one of which I am still taking (Clindamyacin). 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.
1080889 tn?1260951865 I recently got an abscess on my forearm. It formed for four days before I was able to see a doctor. After having the pus drained, I had to pack my wound with gauze so that the wound heals from the inside out. This is supposed to prevent any future collections of pus to appear in the infected area. However, I experience a lot of pain during packing. Having to stuff your open wound with eight inches of gauze every morning is most times unbearable.
Avatar f tn So I have severe hypochondria (health anxiety) and I am so so scared of getting a brain infection/brain abscess. I have heard one of the ways of this happening is by an infection in the ear. Now about a month ago I had Otitis Externa (outer ear infection) which was really painful and took about 2 weeks to completely clear up. I have really itchy ears at the moment because I have eczema inside so I am hoping thats all it is.
Avatar f tn I had a sore on my gum several weeks ago that filled like an abscess, although it wasn't in any way painful. I gently pressed the sore and it drained. Since then, I have had to press it to drain it every 2-3 days. I hadn't realised how much time had passed but it must be at least 6 weeks now. The sore is in front of a tooth that has a cavity in the jaw bone below as a result of an infection when the tooth was filled many years ago.
Avatar f tn i had root canal treatment done on my upper middle large tooth around twenty years ago, from time to time over the years i felt a little lump on my gum, never caused me pain. last sunday i woke up with a severe pain in this tooth, went to dentist on monday, who took an xray and said i had a abscess. he put me antibotics and gave me pain killers also, its now wed and my lips and gums are swollen, the pain has gone down a tiny bit but i still cant sleep with the pain.
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.
1657910 tn?1302375661 draining that releases the pressure. Anyway, the first time an abscess bursts open, it can be very scary...it's not the kind of thing that "normally" happens, and it's just scary to have something like that happen to your body. After that, though, you can kind of get used to it. It's still very upsetting, but you learn how to manage it. Just remember to keep it clean.
Avatar m tn Hi i had an abcess in 2009 and had a minor op to remove the root but six months later the abcess came back again so i had a more thorough operation witch the surgeon went deep down and took alot out but after the op my wound would not heal so then the surgeon decided to open me up for a third time and still after the op the wound didnt heal so i went to the nurse for about a month and got it dressed with aqucel and specail dressings still not heald went back to my surgeon and he opend me up for
Avatar n tn Has anyone experiecned this issue. It is sometimes called a subareola abscess. This is a chronic condition- I have had 3 surgeries to removed the abscess because of the pain associated with it. It is back again and my last surgery was in November. I quit smoking because that is what my one doctor to me the was the ONLY cause and that is I quit smoking it will stop them from returning 100% of the time.
Avatar n tn He did some measurements and came to the conclusion that I have a healing fistula but an infection under the tooth, but it doesn't show up on the x-ray. If the fistula heals completely, the infection could grow and I will face a bout with swelling and pain and then I will have to get the tooth removed... So, apparently it is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. I am referred to see an endo whenever I get the chance (aka insurance & money). Well, curiosity kills the cat.
Avatar f tn I am a 35 yr-old woman, otherwise healthy, who developed a peri-vulval (slightly to the left of the vaginal, directly between the vagina and the rectum) abscess in Sept. '07. After it was determined through an MRI that it was neither an anal nor a vaginal fistula, the abscess was incised and drained in early Oct. '07 and appeared to be healing, although continuing to drain. When it was still draining at the end of Nov.
Avatar f tn correct you want to make sure the infections completely gone so the eliminates the first opinion. the second opinion the main word is "can" that actually is more of a "maybe". it has to be based on how well you are healing. the faster procedure is newer so there have been fewer of them done. if i needed an implant i would go for the longer wait time with a dentist that has the most experience doing them.
Avatar n tn Over a month ago, an abscess formed on the back of my thigh (midway between bottom of buttock and top of knee). I was on vacation and delayed medical care. Finally it became huge and I went to ER where it was lanced and packed and I was given Bactrim and Cipro for 5 days. I used compresses on it. The culture came back (days later) as strep. After another 10 days, it reddened again and seemed a bit bumpy. I was put on 10 days of Clindmycin. Just completed that course.
Avatar n tn While the body may be accustomed to a particular blood sugar level, when a person binges and certain sweet acid levels in the mouth increase time after time, enamel erodes, hair sized tooth nerves degenerate, and infection eventually takes place. As alcohol is a derivative of fruit or grain sugars and starches, weekend parties can serve as the end point for dental health, causing the root canal culture of America and Europe.
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 f tn I didn't have packing or anything at that time. But now every time my breast 'fills up' it bursts through where that incision was. You are so young Suzanne, I am sorry this is happening to you. It's okay to worry that your breasts will still look good. I am 53, and yes I still want mine to look nice. I have been through months of hell with this disease and at the moment my breasts still look fine for the most part.
Avatar m tn As for the swelling, did you take a course of antibiotics? It sounds pretty severe initially so it may take some more time for the healing process to finish. As long as there's gradual improvement, I would monitor the situation.
Avatar n tn Should I be drinking lots of Vitamin C during this time? What should the healing process be inside my mouth? There looks like there is a white pus sac along the side of my gum (assuming this is one of the draining sites) should i bust this? Please Help me with the Aftercare of this issue!!
592047 tn?1243389587 Swelling causes pain in abscesses so keeping the pain down to a minimum will help. The healing abscess should be much less painful after 5 days or so. Just keep pampering her, giving her the antibiotics, and soaking the paw. Once the kittens are weaned (if they are normal, hopefully) please have your cat spayed/desexed!
Avatar f tn I had my most recent draining just over a week ago and my breast specialist suggested we try not doing antibiotics this time and see how I do. I think its been the same as far as healing and after being on antibiotics almost constantly for the last 3 months I am glad to be off of them. I think generally its protocol to do them to prevent further infection though so it sounds normal to me.
Avatar n tn The gum above and around the implant seems to be healing well, no pain or soreness whatsoever. The post-implant x-ray (6 days after) also revealed no infection around the implant. But one thing that concerns me is this 2-3 mm bump right on top of where the implant should be. Its color is normal, except for the tip which is whitish. The area feels soft to the touch of my tongue, but pressing on it does not produce any pain.