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Draining abscess swelling on the cheek in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi doctor, my son 1 and half year old has swelling down the cheek 15 days back
User :   i took him to doctor doctor said its some galnd swelling due to sever throat infection
User :   its been 15 days
User :   his fever came control 3 days back
Doctor :   ok
User :   now dtcor says welling became hard
User :   and it needs to be drained
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no medicine will work to cure it
User :   he said its abscis
Doctor :   Ok
User :   any other alternatoive i don't wan to trouble him draining
Doctor :   Look abscess is a collection of pus,
User :   any suggestion for this
Doctor :   it can only be drained and cannot be cured with medicines
User :   outside its look like small hard swelling
User :   oh
User :   so i have no alterantive
Doctor :   Is it paroid swelling
Doctor :   Do not worry, if you are not draining that
Doctor :   it will be trouble some
User :   can i try some homeopathy is it okay wif this rmains for sometime
Doctor :   so better to drain and he will be ok from next day
User :   or does it need immediate deain off
Doctor :   Please do not try that
User :   ok
User :   does this happen in regrular intervals
User :   as he staretd with now
User :   kust like tronsili blow up on expousre to cold
User :   so does thi sneed immediate attention
Doctor :   yes
User :   or can i wait trying out with medicine
Doctor :   You can try out others after draining the abscess
Doctor :   but first is drainage

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