Patient: Hello. I had a 2″ x 2″ abscess drained on my shoulder in the ER last Friday. She packed it with the sterile stuffing and told me to have my dermatologist remove it today. The derm had an emergency and had to change my appointment to Wednesday. My question is, should I pull the packing out myself. I’m on antibiotics and everything seems fine but this seems like an excessive amount of time to have this packing in.
Already Tried: on keflex and bactrim
A packing should not stay for more than 72 hours after abscess drainage as it can harbor infection with the delay. Ideally it should be done by a doctor as it may need a repacking sometimes with the sterile gauze. Going to an urgent care clinic (any walk in clinic) or getting help at your primary care physician would be the best thing to do. If that is not possible, you may do it on your own. Get some sterile gauze and Continue reading Hello. I had a 2″ x 2″ abscess drained on my shoulder in the ER last Friday.→
Patient: I am 42 years old and have fair skin, Over the last few years I have really noticed my skin aging severly. I have been out of the sun for several years now, but am seeing damage from years past. YUCK!! A few years ago I went to the dermotologist with bumps or growths( I cant remember the term. he used, but said they were from too much exposure to the sun and that they would dry up eventually and fall off. I have severly dry skin and am constantly using lotions, so would this prevent these growths, from drying up sooner than later? A few have gone away, but I still have a few left not to mention several tiny ones on feet and legs. Is there anyway to speed up the process. It is very embarassing to me and would like to get my skin back to somekind of normal. Putting myself first. Please help if you can. Willing to learn great skin care.
Already Tried: Alpha Hydroxy lotions, Lactic acid lotions, Eucerin, over the counter lotions. Continue reading I am 42 years old and have fair skin, Over the last few years→