Some people are walking around with some serious body hardware. Not the armor type, I am talking about the implants: the hips, the knees, the teeth, the stimulators, the pumps and every type of screw you can think of. None of these objects are naturally found in the human body; thus, they are "foreign" objects when implanted. Sometimes the immune system will attack a foreign intruder like a splinter or piece of glass. But sometimes the immune system is helpless especially when the bugs move in and create an " Implant-centered Infection ."
When certain types of bacteria infect an implant, they find tiny pores in the material. Once inside their caves, they start making a protective " biofilm " that creates a wall against attack by the immune system and prevents penetration by antibiotics. This resistant defense mechanism is why implant infections can go undetected for years and once detected can be very difficult to treat. With so much at stake, much effort is underway to try to pre...
Abscess - Bartholin's; Infected Bartholin's gland
Soaking in warm water four times a day for several days usually provides some relief and causes the abscess to open and drain on its own. However, the opening is usually very small and closes quickly, before drainage is complete.
A small surgical cut can completely drain the abscess. This provides the greatest relief and the fastest recovery. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. A catheter (tube) may be used to continue to allow draining while the area heals.
Antibiotics may be prescribed, but they are not usually needed if the abscess is drained properly.
Women who have repeated abscesses may consider a procedure called marsupialization. The procedure involves surgically creating a small, permanent opening to help the gland drain. Women with large, persistent Bartholin's cysts may also have this procedure.
Your health care provider may reco...
Generic Name: SULFANILAMIDE CREAM - VAGINAL Pronounced: (SUL-fa-NIL-a-mide) AVC Vaginal Vagl Uses
This medication is used to treat vaginal yeast infections.
Sulfanilamide reduces vaginal burning, itching, and discharge that may occur
with this condition. This medication is known as a sulfonamide antifungal. It
works by stopping the growth of yeast (fungus) that causes the
How To Use AVC Vaginal Vagl
This medication is for vaginal use only. Wash your hands
before and after use. Use sulfanilamide usually once or twice daily or as
directed by your doctor. Lie on your back with your knees toward your chest.
Insert one applicator full of cream into the vagina as far as it will
comfortably go. Slowly press the plunger of the applicator all the way in to
apply the cream. If you have itching/burning around the outside of the vagina
(vulva), apply some cream to that area as well. Consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have any ques...
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