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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 »
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: ... 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 »
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 »
The abscess cavity - full of Chapman by Garth M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 7:29pm MTAS and MMC were a filthy filthy abscess that needed draining, the incision has been made, however there remains are sizeable amount of pus within the loculated abscess cavity. Clare Chapman has been at the centre of this purulent collection since its very conception. She has been involved in all the key decisions, which have led to dis ... Read on »
Anorectal abscess by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm What is Anorectal Abscess? An anorectal abscess is a collection of pus in the anal or rectal region. What are the causes of anorectal abscess? Infection of an anal fissure, sexually transmitted infections, and blocked anal glands are common causes of anorectal abscesses. Deep rectal abscesses may be caused by certain intestinal disorde ... Read on »
Abscess Tooth! by Kelly Patient Expert Posted Tue 05 Aug 2008 2:15pm On Sunday evening, I noticed that Jenelle had what looked to be an abscess tooth in the back behind her right side molar. She had been quite fussy that evening, but never had a fever oranyswelling on the outside to indicate there was a problem. By chance I was feeling in her mouth because I thought she was choking on some food. I took her to day ... Read on »
Dental Health : Can You Pop an Abscessed Tooth? | Dental Health Care by Dr. Syed L. Doctor of Dentistry Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 2:17pm Discover how dentists can eliminate an abscess from its origin withtips from a dentist in this free video on dental health and oral hygiene. Expert: Dr. Mike Glasmeier Contact: Bio: Dr. Read more here: Dental Health : Can You Pop an Abscessed Tooth? | Dental Health Care Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Minimizing abscess odor by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 10 Mar 2010 12:00am Building on my theme of combating odors in the Emergency Department (see Toxic Sock Syndrome ), foul-smelling pus from large abscesses has got to be one of the most nauseating smells in the ED for me. How can you minimize such odors? Prepare a Yankauer wall suction set up. Start by making only a small initial incision in the a ... Read on »
Treatment/management for recurrent rash/boils/abscess in summer by Dr. Rakesh Kumar Posted Tue 27 Oct 2009 5:22pm In my experience treating/managing recurrent rash/boils/abscess in summer/rainy season is very difficult. From homeopathic point of view, unless a constitutional medicine is not given there would be no cure or significant improvement. Frequent washing is the key for preventing recurrent boils/rash in summer/rain. Bacteria responsible for ... Read on »