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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Can my reoccurring follicular abscess be caused due to engaging in oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male and had sexual intercourse with protection but actively did oral sex one year before. I am onboard a ship now, and I have a follicular abscess infection. I am treated with antibiotics, and it goes away with that and comes back after 15 to 20 days. Abscess keeps ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Protected sex is very safe sex. The abscess may be due to any other reason. It is not HIV and has nothing to do with sex. Until you arrive home, I am prescribing oral antibiotics, anti-inflammatory to take with antacids, and anti-allergic medicines. 1) Tablet Augme...  Read Full »

What is causing my pain and abscess on the right side under the eyebrow shaft?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17-years-old suffering from an abscess on the right side under the eyebrow shaft. I am feeling obsessed with its pain, as it is hurting me in that area continuously. Please suggest the treatment of such an abscess to get relief from it at its early stage. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. First, you need to start a good antibiotic and a good painkiller to suppress all the infection and disease activity in that abscess so that it does not worsen or grow in size. I will suggest you ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a plum-sized abscess on the right side of my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscess on the right side of my face that has swollen up as big as a plum. The reason for the abscess, I guess, is because I have two missing teeth on the side of my mouth. But since there are no teeth there, I want to know what can be done about this abscess? How do I get r...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The abscess is not because of the missing teeth. It can be either because of an infection of the root stem or a cystic swelling related to the salivary gland. If it is only some days old, it can be an infectious swelling and be treated with antibiotics like Augmentin ...  Read Full »

What is the lump above my kid's right canine?

Query: Hello doctor, Today, my six-year-old showed us that he has a lump above his right canine. It is about the size of a small pea. It is red but looks yellowish under the skin. It has a tiny bubble on it as well. While looking, it seems that he has a cavity in a nearby tooth (to the rear). He says it d...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need for an emergency unless it is painful. You should get him to a dentist as your kid has an abscess due to the cavity of one of his milk teeth. He needs antibiotics for a week and maybe root canal treatment of that tooth so that it can stay there for a...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a recurrent pus-draining pimple on the inner part of the hip?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months back, I have developed a sort of a pimple on the inner part of the hip, which later drained and got healed. But later it again opened up with draining pus. And for the last few weeks, it has not healed automatically. I have started taking Augmentin duo 625 from the last thre...  Read Full »

Dr. Theadore A. Hufford

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an abscess cavity that needs to be drained more widely and opened more. If it is not opened widely, then the skin will continue to close before the infection is gone, which will continue the cycle. You can try sitz baths while it is openly draining now and try...  Read Full »

I have pain after sigmoidoscopy. What is causing this?

Query: Dear doctor, Is intestinal abscess a possibility? I need a second opinion. Medical history: On April 1st, I underwent sigmoidoscopy, and since then, a pain started on my left side. They also diagnosed C.difficile. We started Vancomycin. Then the pain stopped. At week-3 of treatment with Vancomycin,...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be one possibility that sigmoidoscopy has caused an abscess, but again to prove that a repeat sigmoidoscopy has to be done. But also, there might be other causes like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or other infections as well....  Read Full »

Arm is abscessed after vaccination. What to do?

Query: Dear doctor, My 9 month old daughter had an immunization for measles. It was given on her right arm and the area is abscessed. She is not consuming food properly. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Injection abscess needs to be drained with an antibiotic. You need to consult your nearest pediatrician immediately. If untreated it can lead to complications. Read on what our experts say about injection abscess, its treatment options, and preventions.  Read Full »

How to cure the frequent abscess in the jaw, sides of the face, chin and neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 years old otherwise healthy male. I think I have a pretty unique infectious issue happening. I formerly had a wrap-around jaw implant (silicon prosthetics) which was in place for about three years. There developed a draining abscess in the chin area. Bactrim worked initially to...  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your query. Rather than going for empiric antibiotic therapy like Doxycycline and Clindamycin, we can go for a culture and sensitivity test of the pus specimen obtained from the infection site, followed by antimicrobial selection. Frequent usage ...  Read Full »

Can infection post-fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty cause the development of abscesses in the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I had fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty surgery and got Mycobacterium fortuitum (MBF). I have been on antibiotics for six months now. The MBF caused me to get abscesses on the incision. They would fill with fluid, and eventually surface break open. Then I would pack the holes until healed. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you have MBF (Mycobacterium fortuitum) infection and MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), based on clinical evaluation and culture reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). MBF requires treatment with the current med...  Read Full »

One side of my face has been swollen for many months now. What is the treatment for this?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have facial swelling caused by an allergic reaction to Propranolol. One side of my face has been swollen for many months now, and it seems permanent. I have an abscess that used to drain at the start but not anymore. Occasionally it will be mildly inflamed, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. For a better assessment of the condition, kindly send a picture of the affected area of the face. Do you have any pain in that area?   Read Full »

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