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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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 »

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 »

Does a pilonidal sinus, when accidentally stabbed, get infected?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I have pilonidal sinus in the tailbone or top of the buttocks ever since I was a teenager. Me, my wife, and her dog went camping. Accidentally the dog stabbed the hole at the top of my buttocks, and the pilonidal sinus started bleeding. It has been a few hours, the blee...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from pilonidal sinus in the tailbone or top of your buttock and bleeding after being poked by the dog. A pilonidal sinus is a hole in the skin at the top of the buttock. It does not ne...  Read Full »

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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