What antibiotics do they prescribe for abscesses?

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nikki0294
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   Posted 4/24/2008 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok now I am freaking out this is an abscess...do you always need antibiotics w/ an absciess and if so what do they usually prescribe for this?  With my c.diff history I am very concerned about an antibiotic.  Can they just give you flagyl for this?  What about vancomycin?  These 2 drugs are used to treat c.diff that is why I ask.  I don't think I am going to sleep at all tonight. 
 
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Christine

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 4/24/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
it is the one thing i still deal with on occasion. they flare for me in hot weather, especially if i get swamp ass. i try not to take antibiotics. i've used cipro, flagyl, and xifaxin (those are the names of ones that i remember). generally you only need a short course, like a week tops. it is a good idea to use them for a few days after you get the abscess lanced by your doc as you have an open wound in a municipal waste plant. your GI or colorectal surgeon should know what to give you. good idea to double up on your probiotic at this time if you take one.
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nikki0294
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   Posted 4/24/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Can this boil thing go away on its own without lancing, antibiotics, etc...I know it sounds crazy but I am hoping for hemmorids. LOL! I do not want it to be an abscess. I guess I will find out either way. After my cdiff experience I live on VSL #3 but am still so worried about having to take another antibiotic. I can handle xifaxan and flagyl but cipro gave me cdiff. I sure hope it is not cipro!
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Christine

FallColors
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   Posted 4/25/2008 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Abscesses don't go away on their own. The body has crated a pocket and walled it off from your body -- otherwise the infected stuff would be floating around in your body! Drugs can't reach inside the abscess. After the Dr took care of my abscess, I was on flagyl and levaquin. Great drugs for this area!

I hope you get your problem solved ASAP. I know it is all so scary, but be brave!! I assure you, the longer you let it go, the worse it will be for you. Then you will really have to be brave!!! So go to the Dr now!
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