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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I have been treated with antibiotics for three days for 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 icliniq.com, 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 »

My wife has swelling and pain on her toe. Does she require surgery?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 developed a sort of 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 for the last three days, b...  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 a...  Read Full »

What treatment can be had for external ear lobe swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, My 18-year-old brother-in-law, who weighs 30 kg, 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 swelled ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 the following medi...  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 treat an abscessed tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I lost the canine tooth of upper jaw due to decay and there is only a root fragment. Within a short period of time, I developed an incredible painful abscess. I saw my dentist last week and he scheduled retained root extract. He also told me that there is no possible way to minimize the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain could have been relieved instant if the dentist had given an anesthesia and opened the root of the canine tooth, followed by antibiotics. Hopefully, he would have prescribed strong painkiller along with Clindamycin. Usually, after root canal treatment the abscess...  Read Full »

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

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

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please provide me further details about your case?  Read Full »

How to treat the abscess in the gum of top molar?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscess in my gum for almost two years because I lost my back top molar and it progressed from there. I do not have dental insurance, so I have never gotten it drained or my missing tooth closed. I have taken antibiotics for this abscess twice now when it flares up, but now...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. I am sorry for your inconvenience it is too hard to be in such condtions for a long time. But do not worry, as an expert I would recommend you to upload an image of the area. I strongly needed that to comment on any of it. Yes, there might...  Read Full »

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