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abscess not cleared up

Well The abscess under my armpit has gotten bigger more painful antibiotics not doing a thing even from the hospital tht thy prescribed me. thy said I can't have general anaesthetic as it will send me into early labour as I'm only 17 weeks well 18 weeks tommorow. so gota av a local an I'm not looking fwad to it at all. so wish me luck I'm dreading it
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That sounds awful. I'm so sorry. Good luck !
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Thanku I'm not looking forward to it its doubled in size an fast b glad to b pain free tho really will
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Local anesthesia will work fine. Its better to get it drained then to risk the infection getting into your blood stream and causing issues for the baby. It could possibly be staph. Which grows in moist places. All it would take is shaving and having an open pore for the bacteria to get into. Draining it is definitely the best possible solution. It will give you so much relief. Ask for them to out a lidocaine patch or gel there before giving you the numbing shot. That should minimize any pain. Good luck!!
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