Abscess

A collection of pus that has formed within the body's tissue is called an abscess. The affected area will be red, swollen, warm to touch, and pain. It can affect your skin, gums, or any organ of the body. The pus has to be drained for the abscess to heal.

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My belly button bleeding did not improve with antibiotics and steroids. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I weigh about 77 kg (overweight). My belly button has been bleeding for the past one year. I have been to three GP, one dermatologist, and they gave me antibiotics, steroid creams, but it does not seem to be improving. I finally got referred to a surgeon who told m...  Read Full »


Dr. Vedprakash Verma

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But at this age, persistent belly discharge has several causes like remnant urachus tube, hernia, fistula formation between the peritoneal cavity, etc. In ...  Read Full »

Why am I getting radiating pain on the root canal treated left upper tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe pain on my left side jaw and cheek, frequently for about two years. It seems it radiates from the last tooth of upper jaw and lower jaw. Both are root canal treated and crowned. The pain radiates from those two to the left jaw, cheek, and inner ear. I have seen many de...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have an abscess related to root canal treated teeth. As the pain is only on the left side of face, and near to those teeth, there might be a relation. Please attach your OPG (orthopantomogram), x-ray, and pictures of your jaw inside the mouth area where you h...  Read Full »

My 1 year kid has continuous fever and abscess in neck. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1 year old. Since 10 days she has a fever. From the very first day, we have consult pediatrician and he started Nobel plus for fever four times a day. We completed the course for five days and returned to doctor for follow up. He again suggested for Nobel plus twice a d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I have gone through reports and history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the picture, it appears to be abscess only. Also, the doctor confirms it on examination. The next line of action should be an ultrasound of the abscess to look for e...  Read Full »

What could cause swelling with watery discharge in the fingers of a 9-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My son's fingers swell with watery discharge. It gets worse. I applied Mometasone thinking it is eczema but it gets worse. Almost all his fingers has this.   Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from swelling of the finger with watery discharge. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that is provided here, I think your son may suffer from...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for abscesses, which look like an insect bite?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two abscesses, which looks like an insect bite with a dark spot at the center. Both the abscesses are hot to touch with acute pain. One of them is filled with pus and has started to drain slowly. I have attached the photos. Please suggest some medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would not be an insect bite unless it appeared overnight. After reviewing the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like an infection of the hair follicle. For such a skin infection, overweight and diabetes are the risk factors. I would ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of a painful boil in the inner thigh?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a boil kind of pimple on my inner thigh before two days and now it is paining a lot. In that particular part, it has blood and I tried to squeeze it using a toothpick but it was too painful that I am not able to do it. What actually is it? How can it be healed?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your history. It looks like a bacterial folliculitis/abscess. It can be treated with topical and a short course of oral antibiotics. There is no reason to panic. You can apply Fusidic...  Read Full »

Is cauterization needed for burst abscess wound?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you advise what I should do to treat this post burst abscess wound? I am using Mupirocin and Mepilex do I need to get cautery? The tissue protruded outward now. I took Doxycycline for two weeks.  Read Full »


Dr. Anushtup De

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First I would like to say that the information you gave is not complete. So in relation to your query, I would present two common situations in this case. Situation 1: The abscess was treated surgically and cleaned properly and antibiotic was given according to cu...  Read Full »

What is the indication of TB test for abscess drainage?

Query: Hello doctor, Sample was taken for culture and sensitivity test and TB test during abscess drainage. TB tests could not be successfully conducted due to some medical reasons. Culture and sensitivity test showed the presence of E.coli bacteria. I was given E.coli sensitive antibiotics for five days...  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that there have not been any culture and sensitivity tests of the fluid before giving antibiotics, which is why the infection is coming back again. Additionally, the sinus formed needs to be removed and long term antibiotics given. Fortunately, it appears ...  Read Full »

What is the itchy bump around my second toenail?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an itchy bump around the nail of one of my toes, the second one. It has happened in the past years, usually when the season gets warmer. It started about a month ago and grew into a quite itchy, sensitive and swollen area. It is now turning to purple. I tried antifungals before,...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examine your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you are having paronychia. Acute paronychia is a soft tissue infection around a fingernail that begins as cellulitis, but that may progress to a definite ab...  Read Full »

How to get rid of jock itch?How to get rid of jock itch?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having an abscess on my balls. It is reddish and painful, but not much. I have jock itch right now. I saw terrific images on the internet, but it is not like that. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please put up two to three clear photos of the affected area for proper evaluation and guidance. Revert back with the photos to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

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