Abscess under the skin

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Avatar n tn How are you? 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. When it "forms a head," then it can be surgically opened or spontaneously drained out through the surface of the skin. One type is the Hidradenitis suppurativa. This is a condition in which there are multiple abscesses that form under the armpits and often in the groin area.
Avatar f tn I had to get surgery due to the frequency and severity of the abscesses in my right armpit. The doctors removed my sweat gland and all of the skin that had hair. I have not had any more abscesses in that area since but continue to have them in other areas. Depression is common with the condition due to the painful, embarrassing nature of HS so it is important to monitor her for signs and symptoms. Hope this helps and best of luck.
Avatar m tn 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. Take some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription. 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 Saturday i had to go out and with great difficulty i eventually got to all the places i needed to and when i got home the abscess ruptured!
Avatar n tn If you continue to see signs, like the water is cloudy again or you see swelling or more external holes, then it might be a very good idea to go to your vet for antibiotics and to see what is causing the problem (usually, like I mentioned, the damage is a one time thing, but once in a while you get an ongoing cause, like a foreign object lodged under the skin or perhaps, in this case, a broken tooth is scratching against the inside of your cats mouth).
Avatar n tn my sister used an iv drug in her arm not sure if the rig was dirty or whats going on there isnt alot of redness but i is swollen under skin more so than on top. feels like a pretty good not. Ive been drained before. I put her on an antibiotic and going to see if that works. is a week two long and it seems to be getting larger but just got antibiotic today.
Avatar n tn ) After feeling the scalple slicing open my abscess, then the doctor found a previous abscess under that one and had to slice it open as well. After all of this, it was time to begin packing the wound with this stringgy gauze filled with antibiotic by using a small pair of sissors to do it. I felt everything! It felt like he was poking the abscess with the sharp sissor and then dragging it around the inside edges of the wound. Another very painful and tramatic experience!
Avatar f tn When i went in for surgery to cut it out, my surgeon said he couldn't find the abscess and that there isn't anything he can do to help me as he cannot feel it or find an internal opening from where the abscess is draining inside the anal canal, despite the fact he knows its exact location on the MRI scan! I was devastated when he told me this as this abscess is ruining my life.
Avatar n tn She instructed me to continue finishing out the anitbiotic I am now taking, and that it should dry up anything left in the abscess, as she said that at the point it was beforehand that no antibiotic would be able to get rid of it alone without I&D procedure being performed.
Avatar n tn I've had something pretty much the same. It started as a smiall bb sized lump under the surface in the crease of my leg and vaginal area. I went to my OBGYN and he gave me anitbiotic. Said it was possibly a in grown hair that became infected.In a matter of days it took over the whole side of my left outter labia. I went back to the dr and the next day I was in for surgery. He had to meke two VERY deep inscissions. It was filled with puss.(GROSS)!
1657910 tn?1302375661 My doctor ordered cultures of the fluid to see what grows. Nothing every grows in my case. Yes it is a new abscess that delevoped in the same spot as the abscess that was surgically removed in Dec 2010. My surgeon did tell me it could happen again. So I wasn't to shock that it developed again just bummed out that it happen again. I was very happy when the surgeon did say I wouldn't have to have surgery again. I don't want to have to heal from a open wound again.
Avatar f tn This may be a new cyst adjacent to the original cyst. If the cystic lesion that popped contained sterile fluid than it should become absorbed by the body usually without incident. If however the cyst was infected or inflamed it can cause an infection and may eventually abscess. Some abscess can become serious and cause septicemia (blood infection). In either case it would be best to have your cat examined by a vet in case it is the infectious type.
Avatar m tn my doctor measured it it is 26 inches long just unfer the skin few nodules ...it doesnt hurt unless it is touched ...im not running a fever....my doctor has no clue she said she has never ran across anything like it ...is there anyone who might have any clue?
Avatar m tn i m 27 years old and i have knots under the skin of my whole body for the last 3 years. i m worried what it could be. please suggest.... This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/239645'>Knots on legs</a>.
Avatar f tn i have a lump under the skin of the vagina. it isnt on the lips its just under the skin. it is slightly swollen and very painful to touch. it doesnt hurt any other time.. just when something touches or puts pressure on it. I noticed it yesterday so its only been here for 2 days.. not sure if it is related to UTI or Kidney infection? i get kidney infections every couple months and never have any symptoms besides nausea and i never have any symptons for UTI's so i never know when to go in..
Avatar n tn Sebaceous cyst is a closed sac or cyst below the surface of the skin that has a lining that resembles the uppermost part (infundibulum) of a hair follicle and fills with a fatty white, semi-solid material called sebum produced by sebaceous glands of the epidermis.It is usually painless but can become painful if infected.Then antibiotics are needed. Lipoma is a fatty tumor.They can be painful if they grow and press on nearby nerves.
Avatar f tn A few months ago I noticed a lump under the skin on the right side of my vulva. It is not painful, not swollen or red and seems to be moveable under the skin. It is located right next to my clitoris and is an ovular shape about the size of an almond. You cannot see it but can feel it. I haven't found anything on the internet about this and I asked my doctor about it and she says it sounds like a cyst. However she did not look at it. If anybody has had this please let me know !
Avatar f tn I occasionally get a pimple every now and then near that nostril, but this almost feels like a pimple that hasn't surfaced, just getting bigger under the skin. The fact that it doesn't hurt and is immobile is what scares me. Should I get a second opinion from an ENT? I just want to r/o anything cancerous, as I have hopefully caught it early. Any information would be very much appreciated.
Avatar n tn For about a year or two Ihave been getting rashes and multiple abcess at a time in both of my under arms, the abscess have appeared in other areas of my body as well. In the past my doctors just keep treating me with antibiotics but they really dont seem to help or keep them away. Cancer runs in my family, my mother fought a long battle with multiple myloma, and my sister is fighting sarcoma. My sister had one of her hips removed in May and now she has tumors in her lungs.
Avatar m tn Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. Please keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful.
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 f tn Having no idea what was wrong I went to the doctors and was put on amoxcillin (they weren't sure what was wrong as the abscess isn't visible, it is really high up under my lip and quite large). Some of my swelling has gone down since and the pain has completely stopped, although obviously the abscess still causes discomfort because of the pressure, does this mean my front tooth has died? It has changed in colour, it's now slightly greyish.
Avatar n tn In the acute form antibiotics are administered and eventually incision and drainage of the abscess are performed. In the chronical form excision of the diseased milksinus and fibrotic tissue with the nipple is mandatory. We do not hesitate to excise the majority of the milksinuses.
Avatar n tn 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. Apply warm compresses on these bumps and consult a dermatologist for examination and confirmation of diagnosis. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn i squeezed what seemed like a big bump under the skin,but nothing came out except for a little bit of blood.It then hurt allot.The next day i woke up and that same spot i squeezed was really swollen.My whole right cheek was swollen and i couldn't move it that well.Any ideas what it might be? Maybe scar tissue ?
Avatar f tn I occasionally get a pimple every now and then near that nostril, but this almost feels like a pimple that hasn't surfaced, just getting bigger under the skin. The fact that it doesn't hurt and is immobile is what scares me. Should I get a second opinion from an ENT? I just want to r/o anything cancerous, as I have hopefully caught it early. Any information would be very much appreciated.
Avatar n tn He will be able to tell you if it is healing OK, or whether you need another course of antibiotics. If the wound is not open, you can apply a drawing paste to draw the rubbish to the surface. Magnesium sulphate paste is a good drawing paste, but you can only apply it on to closed skin, NOT on open wounds. Bathing in salty water may also help.
Avatar n tn I have a lump like under the skin inside m vagina ( like on the inner lip) and its like the size of small cherry. It's been a little uncofortable but i never noticed until i touched my accident. I looked and saw it and freaked out. I don't want ot just wait because i'm scared but I really rather not tell my mother nor show a doctor. And even if I wanted to go tot he doctor, i'd have to tell my mom. can this be really serious? how long should i wait before i tell someone?