Incision and drainage

What is Incision and drainage?

Incision and drainage are minor surgical procedures to release pus or pressure built up under the skin, such as from an abscess, boil, or infected paranasal sinus.

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Hello Doctor,
after how many days will the sebaceous cysts fill up,if only incision and drainage is adopted rather than surgery?
plz reply
regards...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Depend upon the response.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX jee.

Great question.
If only Incision and Drainage is done for sebaceous cyst,...

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my 6 yr old son has developed a skin tag on his shoulders......i searched the internet and it says children normally dont have skin tags and it is...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Need more information.

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Hi,
Welcome to HCM,

I have read your query and seen the attached picture.

From the picture,I...

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Hi i was bitten by I'm thinking a spider 8 days ago, the first 3 days I just had a fair bit of pain under my left arm & across the top of my left...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Probable that an abscess formation is in progress

Detailed Answer:
Hi Hollyelmis,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through...

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