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Trick of the Trade: Peritonsillar abscess needle aspiration by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:07pm 1 Comment How do you drain a peritonsillar abscess? When evaluating a patient with a sore throat and “hot potato voice,” peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is at the top of the differential diagnosis list. As with all abscesses, the definitive treatment involves drainage of pus. This can be done either by incision and drainage or, more commonly, by ne ... Read on »
Antibiotics in nutshell!!! by Dr. Virashri R. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 10:13pm An antibiotic is a substance or compound that kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics can be broadly classified as either bactericidal or bacteriostatic. Bactericidals kill bacteria directly where bacteriostatics prevent cell division. Antibiotics which target the bacterial cell wall (penicillins, cephalosporins), or cell membrane (po ... Read on »
Anal Abscesses/Fistulae by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment An abscess results from an acute infection of a small gland just inside the anus, when bacteria or foreign matter enters the tissue through the gland. Certain conditions - colitis or other inflammation of the intestine, for example - can sometimes make these infections more likely. After an abscess has been drained, a tunnel may persis ... Read on »
CAT ABSCESSES...THE PAIN, THE PUS, AND THE PROGNOSIS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Mon 14 Sep 2009 7:53pm Helpful Buckeye has discussed the topic of pet poisonings in several issues of Questions On Dogs and Cats, as well as the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Our readers can review these discussions at: http://questionsondogsandcats.blogspot.com/2009/05/national-dog-bite-prevention- http://questionsondogsandcats.blogspot.com/2009/01/welcom ... Read on »
About Appendicitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment General Info about Appendicitis The vermifom appendix or appendix in short, is a small part of the bowel or intestine. It is situated on the right side of the abdomen at the junction of the small and large intestines . It is a small narrow sac approximately 10 cm long and 1 cm wide. The appendix is a vestigial organ, that is, it serv ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Topical anesthetic cream for cutaneous abscess drainage in children by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 16 Mar 2011 12:00am Abscess drainage can be painful and time consuming in the ED. Can this article help? Trick of the Trade:  Apply a topical anesthetic cream on skin abscesses prior to incision and drainage (I and D). In this press-released article in American Journal of Emergency Medicine, the authors found that application of a t ... Read on »
How Are Boils Formed And The Differnt Forms by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Mar 2009 3:17pm What are boils Boils are red, swollen tender bump or bumps that are under the skin. They can also be considered an overgrown pimple because this is what it resembles. Boils are usually caused by infected hair follicles. The bacteria from the infection cause an abscess or a pocket of puss, which can become enlarged and very painful . ... Read on »
Cat bite abscesses: What YOU need to know by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:57am 1 Comment CAUTION! This post contains nasty photographs and discusses pus in detail. I confess. I love feline abscesses. Ever since I was a little girl working in a veterinary hospital setting (apparently before child labor laws were strictly enforced), I’ve adored a good cat bite abscess. Though these usually superficial wounds may seem frustra ... Read on »
Treatment for S. aureus Skin Infection Works in Mouse Model by Medline Plus Posted Tue 31 Aug 2010 6:12pm Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and University of Chicago have found a promising treatment method that in laboratory mice reduces the severity of skin and soft-tissue damage caused by USA300, the leading cause of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections in th ... Read on »
When you need to take Antibiotic Augmentin for Dental Abscesses by lainak Posted Wed 19 Oct 2011 12:28pm Dental abscesses occur when a small area of tissue becomes infected and the body is able to "wall off" the infection and keep it from spreading. White blood cells, the body's defense against some types of infection, migrate through the walls of the blood vessels in the area of the infection and collect within the damaged tissue. During this proce ... Read on »