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Incision And Drainage

Incision and drainage is a minor procedure done to remove the pus or pressure that is built up under the skin from an abscess, boil, or infected paranasal sinus. This primary procedure is done with or without antibiotics. Before incision and drainage, the anatomical features should be considered.

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I have breast abscess. Will lactating affect my baby's health?

Query: Hello doctor,Before two weeks, I have undergone I and D for breast abscess, and from that day I have stopped feeding my baby. On the 21st of March doctor checked and said no need of dressing and there is a small lump still present keep a warm compress it will go and told me not to feed the baby. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please do not worry. A single episode of a small amount of pus exudation may occur. Ideally, you should have pumped away the first set of milk and then started feeding. But please do not get distressed now. Keep breastfeeding your baby keeping the following things in mi...  Read Full »

How to manage the reddish lump present on the bottom of my butt cheek?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a reddish lump on the bottom of my buttcheek and top of my right thigh. It is causing a lot of problems. I cannot walk or sit properly without hurting it, and when pressure is applied on them, it hurts with extreme pain. It remains the size of a golf ball and grows daily on walking...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like a furuncle, which is a type of cutaneous bacterial infection of hair follicles in which there is a formation of erythematous and painful lump formation. The lump is usually filled with pus, or there can be pus discharge. As yo...  Read Full »

Why the spot that I had injection is hard and swollen?

Query: Hi doctor,I took an injection some months ago. Four days ago, I found out that the spot I took the injection is hard and swollen and am feeling pain at the spot. What can we do about it?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hello, Welcome to From what you mentioned, it is most likely an abscess. Treatment includes antibiotics plus drainage if the size is large. 1. Can you estimate the size? 2. Is it red? 3. Is there any pus oozing from it? 4. Can you provide some photos to...  Read Full »

I have a red lump similar to ringworm infestation in my armpit that has swollen, leaks pus, and is causing pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had developed a red lump in my armpit which I thought was not of any concern. However, recently it started to swell and became large. A few days later, the lump popped, and it started leaking fluid and pus but is less painful. Recently, it started hurting again, and when I just look...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. What is the size of the swelling? It seems to be an abscess caused by a superficial bacterial skin infection. I suggest the following treatment: If it is small, then a topical antibiotic like Neomycin can b...  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 »

How is a growing, movable mass in the occipital area treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, and I have a movable mass at my occipital part for the past two years as far as I remember. But this year, it got bigger, and I can feel it when I am lying down as it is pressed by a hard pillow I was using, after which I chose a soft one now. I was supposed to have...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There can be both possibilities that this pain is related to eye or the mass. But as you have mentioned that it is growing bigger now so first of all I would suggest that you should go for incision and drainage. Once it is removed and your headache continues you can go fo...  Read Full »

Should I still continue Oxidil injection or Augmentin for injection abscess?

Query: Hello doctor, A doctor gives an injection to my mother. After 45 days that starts to pain with swelling and red area of about 7 inches. I checked again. He asked to take Oxidil IV injection. After six Oxidil injections, the pus comes out and the red area decreases. Now pus does not come and we are...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand the problem your mother is facing. According to the history you have provided I believe she has developed injection site abscess though it is not uncommon in elderly people it can happen. Your doctor has started her on a single antibiotic injection Oxi...  Read Full »

Why do I keep getting follicle infections under my armpit?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got a follicle infection in my left armpit one week back. Initially, I had only one swelling, and it broke, and I cleaned it, pressing out the pus. Now I got a second one, and I consulted a doctor. They are telling surgery is the only cure for this issue. She prescribed me: 1. Tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are keeping safe. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and read your history. It looks like you have folliculitis, which has turned into an abscess (a deeper tissue infection). Such abscesses are hard to tr...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of pilonidal sinus recurrence even after surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pilonidal sinus. I had two surgeries one with the endoscopic method and the second one six months before by incision and drainage method. After recovering from this, I had a small pimple on the wound. Doctor said it is normal and it is because of surgery. But now I am having re...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. I will help you with your problem. As you said, you underwent surgery for pilonidal sinus two times and now you have one boil at the same site. As I can see in the image (attachment removed toprotect patient identity) it can be boil or recurrence of pi...  Read Full »

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