Treatment Of Skin Around The Perforated Neck After Deep Neck Abscess Surgery?
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Deep neck abscess (deep neck abscess) is most often caused by an infection of the tonsils or throat that is not treated properly. It could also, this infection spreads to the neck from the teeth, salivary glands, jaws, mastoid bone infections, lymph nodes, or also from injuries and side effects of certain medical procedures performed around the neck. The spread of this index can occur via the blood route (hematogen), lymph (lymphogen), or also spread through adjacent spasia (perontinuitatum). Weak immune system, such as due to aging, HIV, diabetes, or a history of undergoing chemotherapy and long-term steroid treatment can make this infection easier. Infection in the inner neck can trigger inflammation that forms a pus-filled sac in it, or called an abscess.
Management of deep neck abscesses is indeed not easy because of various factors, namely the complex anatomy of the neck, its location that is difficult to reach and close to nerves and other vital organs, as well as its high potential for spreading to other adjacent structures. The microorganisms that cause deep neck abscesses themselves can vary greatly, so the treatment that needs to be done to eradicate them can also be very diverse. So, the improvement in your father's condition does not merely indicate that the treatment your doctor has given is not optimal. The formation of a hole in your father's neck may be a fistula, which is an abnormal hole that arises due to infection in an effort to expel pus and other inflammatory tissue.
The good, you consult directly related to your father's condition with a doctor or surgeon who treats him. Depending on the cause, severity, and general health condition of your father, the treatment of the abscess he experienced could later be different, it could be enough to administer drugs, surgery, or maybe also need other therapeutic modalities. If you feel there has been no significant improvement in your father after undergoing medical treatment, you can ask for a second opinion by checking your father to another doctor.
In order to help speed up recovery, in addition to undergoing a doctor's care, you should help your father maintain his hygiene properly. Also give him to drink a lot of variations of foods rich in calories and protein, even if a little, which is important often. Avoid carelessly giving your father other treatments for his illness, other than those given by the doctor.
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