Abscess

Alexsmom36
By Alexsmom36 Latest Reply 2012-12-14 02:19:49 -0600
Started 2012-12-13 01:58:45 -0600

Hi,
I was wondering if any one else has gotten abscesses from being Diabetic. I have never had one until now they are very painful and i had to get it cut open so it could drain it. I don't really understand why you get them from being diabetic. Please help!


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-12-14 02:19:49 -0600 Report

from the description of an abcess I have had several of them.

There is a subset of abcesses called boils. I have had several boils when I was in my mid teens through my 20s. I got pretty good in detecting them when they were small and dispatching them by hard rubbing to break up the pustule. But that was many years before I developed diabetes.

James

Harlen
Harlen 2012-12-13 10:07:00 -0600 Report

Hello
I get them from time to time now didnt get them before D
I use a 18 gage needle to lance them when I get them
It seams that no matter what I do I will get them from time to time
I have done every thing I can and I mean every thing even whent to the doc to see what elss I would be able to do and theres nothing I keep clean .
When they get to giving me pain I will soke in the tub in hot water for 20 min then lance it or have my wife do it shes a RN lol
Hope this helps
Best wishes
Harlen