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I have an apparent abcess at a recent surgical site (about 3

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I have an apparent abcess at a recent surgical site (about 3 mnths ago ) which is not responding to 3 x 1000mg of amoxocylin taken daily, I am feeling poorly and my right breast is hugely swollen and dark red. I have an appointment for an ultra sound tomorrow and also back to the referring doctor, is there anything else I can do in the meantime?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I am taking 3 x 1000mg of amoxycillin allergy aspirin
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had a mastectomy due to suspect fibrous tissue developing in my right breast back in September, I believe the infection has stemmed from that operation. I am Male aged 71
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 months ago.

Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. SH and will be helping you out with your concerns today.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 months ago.

You need to have the abscess drained ASAP.

I would recommend that you be seen in the hospital emergency particularly considering that the abscess is not responding and also considering that at your age immunity can be low which can lead to serious consequences if this is not taken care of immediately.

You would need to have this abscess drained for it to be cured.

Only antibiotics will not work in your case as far as my experience is concerned.

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