Articles for tag: Abscess

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The Painful Truths About Abscess

An abscess will appear as a swollen area that is pink or red and warm to the touch. In most cases there is a collection of pus that develops causing the swelling. The most common places people find them is in the armpits, groin/rectal area or the vaginal area. In most cases a doctor will ...

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What You Should Know About Bartholin’s Cysts

When healthcare professionals discuss sexually transmitted diseases with their female patients, they seldom mention a Bartholin’s abscess. However, this painful condition is extremely common in women of childbearing age and can cause significant pain and swelling if not treated in its early stages. The condition is easily diagnosed and treated and usually can be prevented ...

Peritonsillar Abscess: Symptoms & Treatment

A peritonsillar abscess is something you want to avoid in your life at all costs. I have had throat infections before, but nothing compared to how awful this infection was. My throat had been bothering me a little bit from sinuses, but this was not uncommon with the weather change. I do not believe that ...

Hoof Problems that May Affect Your Horse

Keeping a horse’s hoof healthy is vital to the overall well being of the horse. There are many different diseases and conditions that you will need to keep your eye open for and take immediate action to remedy the situation. If a horse is suffering with a hoof ailment, the whole animal will suffer. Horses ...

How Do Doctors Treat an Anal Abscess?

An anal abscess is an inflamed area of skin tissue that is filled with pus and dead skin cells. Often mistaken for hemorrhoids, an anal abscess is warm to the touch, swollen, and tender. If you have an anal abscess then you will have to go see your doctor right away. Anal abscesses are formed ...

Tooth Abscesses – Their Causes and Treatments

A tooth abscess occurs when a tooth becomes damaged through trauma or decay, exposing the pulp inside. Bacteria can then gain access to the area and cause an infection, with a tooth abscess as a result. Pockets of pus can form at the root of the tooth, precipitating a variety of problems, including making the ...

MRSA- How I Got MRSA from Our Cat

MRSA can be a life-threatening infection. It is resistant to most antibiotics. If left untreated, MRSA can spread to the bloodstream and possibly kill you. The Mayo Clinic1 has an excellent run-down of MRSA, its symptoms and treatments. This is my experience in dealing with repeated MRSA skin abscesses and how it was discovered I ...

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What to Expect After a Failed Root Canal

Did you know when you get a root canal performed on your infected tooth, it’s not always guaranteed to work? Five percent to 15 percent of all procedures fail, leaving you not only in physical pain but emotionally distraught as well, especially if you have dental anxiety like I do! I suspected I had a ...

How I was Treated with a Bartholin’s Gland Abscess

When I was 30 years old I experienced the pain and swelling of an abscess of one of my Bartholin’s Glands. First described by Caspar Bartholin, a Dutch anatomist in 1677, these are paired glands that maintain the moisture of the vaginal walls through their secretion of fluid. There is one of these pea-sized glands ...

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Head and Neck Abscesses Found in Dogs

Dogs can have abscesses show up on most any part of their body. Abscesses on their head and neck are just a few that dog owner’s can watch for. Retrobulbar and Submandibular abscesses are two of these head and neck abscesses. Retrobulbar abscesses are abscesses that form behind the dog’s eye. This abscess or pus ...