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hi florie my name is tammy im a insulin dependant diabetic and i too have a lot of abcess's, i have had them removed by ops and also had some packed. most recently i have gained one in between my breasts and now i am suffering with one inside my right breast which i went to hospital for and given antibiotics and strong painkillers....they are so painfull its unreal. they have both burst and now tend to be refilling and all i ever seem to get given is antibiotics and to be honest its getting me down now. the one in my breast as made me feel like im not a woman anymore and im in a loving relationship with my partner and i just dont feel like im being loving enough and this is how it as made me feel. i would not wish this on my worst enemy.i would like to ask how you cope with them i to wash everyday sometimes twice a day im a very clean person,its begging to get the better of me and i think i will get this for the rest of my life.....they say its down to being a diabetic which i do not understand as my mum as been diabetic much longer than me and as never had this problem would be grateful for any advice given tammy xxxxxx
 

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Hi Tammy,
I moved your post to start your own thread.
The thread you posted on was in 2007. More people will see it now and post.:)

I am sorry for what you are going threw.:hug:I hope you find relief soon.
Take care,
Lyn
 

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keebler;539788 said:
Hi Tammy,
I moved your post to start your own thread.
The thread you posted on was in 2007. More people will see it now and post.:)

I am sorry for what you are going threw.:hug:I hope you find relief soon.
Take care,
Lyn
thankyou lyn xx
 

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Hi Tammy

I have read your post and am really sorry that you are having to deal with this. I have no experience of this unfortunately. What does your specialist say about this? I hope that you have a lot of support. I hope that things improve for you soon.

Take care

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Hi Tammy,
Which specialist are you seeing for this? I would think since they have opened, you would be well off to see a dermatologist and have them cultured. It may be that the antibiotic you were given was not the right one to kill off the infection you are having. I can only imagine what the pain is like.
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Oh..Tammy,

How terribly painful for you. I am so sorry, you have such a terrible time with open sores.

I agree with the previous poster. It may be that the antibiotic used to treat the infections in the past, were not correct.

I would think trying to keep the area as dry as possible would aide in healing as well.

I am type 2 diabetic and have never suffered from an abcess, Tammy.
I wish I could be of more help to you.

I hope you feel better soon.:there::hug:

Love,
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Hi Tammy and welcome to the board.

Many years ago when I was much heavier in weight and before any diagnosis of auto immune diseases I went through a period of about 3 years where I would get abcesses just like your describing. They would mostly come out on my breasts and the inside of my thighs.

I had some surgically taken care of and packed with medicated gauze. Some got so bad it created cellulitis and then landed me in the hospital. I am not diabetic and so they never really figured out what caused me so many problems.

I have lost weight since then and for the most part I do not deal with them any longer but every once in a while one will pop out and remind me I am not invinceable.

Obviously if I still get them then I know it is not a weight issue so for my I can only assume they must be auto immune realted. Just another issue of the skin to deal with.

I hope you get some relief from these terrible and very painful annoyances that your dealing with.
 

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Hi Tammy...I am not diabetic but SLE and I do get the abcesses and some are way more painful than others so I do understand...I now use an antibiotic solution (Cleocin-T) on the area when they break out and the solution helps heals them...check with your doctor about these...I cant tell you how many I had lanced and packed over the years...good luck with getting something to help heal them...
 

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Hi Tammy and welcome,

I am not diabetic. I had on going problems with abcesses in my breast. Yes they are very painful and end up scarring the skin.

I have been clear of them for now. I would go to the Emergency room to get it lanced and packed. And antiobiotics were taken when they did this. They tested the stuff that was inside the abcess and showed up nothing. Every time i go for a mamogram they think i had surgery on my breast from the scar. My scar is very light now and i have been abcess free. They don't know the reason for why it happens. Wear loose clothing like a light weight cotton bra. Your abcess has nothing to do with cleansiness. For i too am a very clean person. That had entered my mind also while i was getting reacurring breast abcess's. I do have lupus but am in remission now. But hospital visits for this did ask me if i was a diabetic. But i am not.
I was in my 30's when my first abcess formed. It was quite embarrisning for it was between my private area. That too had to be lanced and packed. The first time it was done by my gyn. It reacurred and had to be done by surgery. The surgeon said the stuff inside the abcess was hard and got it all out. I know just how you feel about being a women and not feeling like one. It makes you feel damaged. Are they packing the abcess so it heals from the inside out? I have never gotten my abcess stitched. Maybe you should see a breast surgeon the next time this starts happening. I was referred to one but by the time i got the appt. i was healed.
I hope this will pass and you won't have to go threw this anymore. As soon as the area becomes sore and red with hot to the touch get in to see a breast surgeon. Let me know how you are doing. You can private mail me any time. hugs , florie
 

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Hi I have lupus discoid which has spread from my scalp to my eyelid and and my ear, I have had a abcess on my breast for 8 weeks, ended up in hospital on IV antibiotics for 4 days then it burst, the doctor said he wouldn't drain it as it had burst and it would go on its own although I have been on antibiotics since then, the abcess is still leaking puss everyday and have to wear a pad although the pain has gone, went to see the doctor at the hospital and now I have to have a general anaesthetic to have my mammory gland removed, and I just wondered is a abcess common with lupus
 

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Hi Sue,
This is a very old thread. 3/30/2009 and the person hasn't been back since then.
Perhaps you could start your own thread?
Sorry you are going threw so much.
Lyn
 
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