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Drainage Of Abscess

A puss-filed blister is called an abscess. Abscesses are commonly treated through incision and drainage (I&D). Here, the abscess is wiped with a disinfectant and an incision is made in it to drain it. Packing material is inserted into the abscess for it to drain.

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What is the recovery time after liver abscess surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a minor surgery for liver abscess and a drain was installed. Pus in the color of chocolate and little thick is coming out. Is it normal? How much time it will take to recover? For how many days the drain has to be installed?  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the data you have posted. We need to know some more details about your problem. What was the size of abscess to which the drain was installed? How many liver abscesses were present? Any amebic serology was done? What treatment you are on at pres...  Read Full »

How to manage external ear lobe swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, My 18-year-old brother-in-law, who weighs 66.14 pounds, is bedridden since birth. He is a disabled child, and he cannot do anything on his own. He cannot even talk, and he only takes liquid food. He is generally healthy apart from his disability. Today, his external ear lobe suddenly s...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to His pinna has developed perichondritis which is an infection of the ear pinna cartilage. Is the swelling painful? This swelling needs drainage from an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. I suggest you can start him on anti-inflammatory enzymes and antibiotics now. ...  Read Full »

My baby has diarrhea after the Pentavalent vaccination. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, After taking Pentavalent vaccine my 2 month old baby is having loose motion for the last five days with tummy problems. Doctor suggests Ornidazole-Ofloxacin and Racecadotril suspension. Is it safe?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I see similar cases in my clinic every day. 1. Pentavalent injection (combination of five vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b) in a 2 month old baby does not lead to loose stools. 2. A baby can pass five to six sto...  Read Full »

Is surgery required for a swollen and painful toe?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has swelling and pain on her toe (pictures attached). Sometimes, blood and pus also secrete from it. Can you please suggest what we should do? Can this be healed through medicine? Please advise the medicine we should use. Does she require any surgery? Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Datta Ram. U.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Does she have any comorbidities like diabetes? Does she have a fever too? It looks like a condition called paronychia or periungual abscess, an infection of the nail fold and bed. It needs th...  Read Full »

I have smelly pus discharge from my stomach. Help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hole underneath my stomach and it is discharging smelly pus every day. It burst two months ago. It is painful and smelly. Help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have developed an ulcer from an abscess that is discharging. Clean the area with disinfectant and apply Neosporin (Neomycin) or Mupirocin cream over the affected area twice a day for 10 days. Take oral antibiotics to prevent infection in the wound like Zifi (Cefi...  Read Full »

Does a drained anal abscess still need surgery to prevent recurrence?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an abscess. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please provide me with further details about your case. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

I have an abscess. Is it possible to drain it myself?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscess, and I saw a doctor. He gave me antibiotics (I took Elequine for three days) and told me to return when I was ready to drain. It has drained a bit on its own. Now the only doctor in town, the one I saw, is away on vacation and I have no way to get to another doctor. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns. I will answer your questions one by one: 1. I can better suggest you after seeing the abscess online. ...  Read Full »

What should be done to treat my partner's infected tooth, which is draining from the outside?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner had an abscessed tooth a while back that went untreated due to no insurance and not having the money for an office visit. The infection has somehow traveled to the outside of his mouth and has to be drained from the exterior on his jawline. No matter how many times it is drai...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand what exactly is the situation. The drainage you are doing is the symptomatic treatment of an abscess and you are not treating the root cause which is an anaerobic bacterial infection. I suggest you take some medications ...  Read Full »

How would I know if swollen puncture wound needs to be drained or not?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a puncture wound that is very swollen and painful. Went to urgent care and they gave me an antibiotic. How would I know if it needs to be drained or not?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If it is swollen a lot with pus collection then it has to be drained. Usually, it is visible outside and there is a pus point called an abscess. Also, if it is not responding to antibiotics then we have to suspect the underlying pus collection and need investigations...  Read Full »

I have a swollen red painful bump in my butt. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, A week ago I woke up with a very bad pain in my butt. I have a swollen red painful bump. I think I have hemorrhoid based on reading online symptoms. I tried preparation H cream and supposters, tuck pads, Cortisone cream, Aloe Vera gel but the pain did not go away. I cannot even pee. It...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like an evolving perianal abscess than hemorrhoid (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to get clinically examined by a nearby surgeon to assess if it needs drainage. An ultrasound scan of perineum will help to rule out the underlying absce...  Read Full »

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