I've had an abscess for over 5 days now, help?

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I've had an abscess for over 5 days now&it doesn't seem to be going away. I've tried the turmeric & coconut oil mixture but it just seems to be getting bigger & no better. This is preventing me from my daily activities as I'm just laying on the bed waiting for it to rupture. Please help!!!

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    I miss so sorry for the delay, I really think you need to see a doctor at A&E I think that would be the best thing to do. Do you feel unwell at all, if you have a temperate and the abscess is hot I would really ask you to have it checked out as soon as possible. I will try and keep an eye out for your replies. 

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      I will go back to my doctor tomorrow if it hasn't ruptured. Will keep you posted. My temperature is actually normal now but the pain& discomfort is still there.

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    Ok but please do, hoping you will manage to get some rest, it really is the worse pain isn't it. I will be thinking about you, please let me know how it goes. Please don't think I'm trying to scaremonger you because I honestly wouldn't do that, it's just unfortunately I know a lot about this through experience. 

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      Hi jo39075. Just an update, my abscess drained last night & I felt an immediate relief. I'm still swollen & was wondering what you could recommend for that as it is a bit uncomfortable. Still taking my antibiotics. I'm at work & feeling a bit weak but overall the worst is over.

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      I'm so pleased to heat that hopefully the pain will go shortly, keep taking the antibiotics, maybe try putting something hot on it (obviously not to burn you lol) . If you finish the antibiotics and still feel a bit under the weather then just give your doctor a ring as you may need some more. I really am pleased you are feeling better. Good luck and take care 

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