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Incision and drainage and clinical lancing are minor surgical procedures to release pus or pressure built up under the skin, such as from an abscess, boil, or infected paranasal sinus. [1]

19 relations: Abscess, Antiseptic, Boil, Butterfly closure, Drain (surgery), Dressing (medical), Gauze, Iodine, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Peripherally inserted central catheter, Pus, Scalpel, Septic shock, Sterilization (microbiology), Surgery, Surgical staple, Surgical suture, Vancomycin, Wound healing.


An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body.

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Antiseptic(s) (from Greek ἀντί anti, "against" and σηπτικός sēptikos, "putrefactive") are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction.

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A boil, also called a furuncle, is a deep folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle.

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Butterfly closure

Butterfly closures are adhesive bandage strips which can be used to close small wounds.

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Drain (surgery)

A surgical drain is a tube used to remove pus, blood or other fluids from a wound.

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Dressing (medical)

A dressing is a sterile pad or compress applied to a wound to promote healing and/or prevent further harm.

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Gauze is a thin, translucent fabric with a loose open weave.

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Iodine is a chemical element with symbol I and atomic number 53.

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans.

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Peripherally inserted central catheter

A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC or PIC line) is a form of intravenous access that can be used for a prolonged period of time (e.g. for long chemotherapy regimens, extended antibiotic therapy, or total parenteral nutrition).

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Pus is an exudate, typically white-yellow, yellow, or yellow-brown, formed at the site of inflammation during infection.

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A scalpel, or lancet, is a small and extremely sharp bladed instrument used for surgery, anatomical dissection, and various arts and crafts (called a hobby knife).

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Septic shock

Septic shock is a medical condition as a result of severe infection and sepsis, though the microbe may be systemic or localized to a particular site.

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Sterilization (microbiology)

Sterilization (or sterilisation) is a term referring to any process that eliminates (removes) or kills (deactivates) all forms of life and other biological agents (such as prions, as well as viruses which some do not consider to be alive but are biological pathogens nonetheless), including transmissible agents (such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, prions, spore forms, unicellular eukaryotic organisms such as Plasmodium, etc.) present in a specified region, such as a surface, a volume of fluid, medication, or in a compound such as biological culture media.

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Surgery (from the χειρουργική cheirourgikē (composed of χείρ, "hand", and ἔργον, "work"), via chirurgiae, meaning "hand work") is an ancient medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate and/or treat a pathological condition such as disease or injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance or to repair unwanted ruptured areas (for example, a perforated ear drum).

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Surgical staple

Surgical staples are specialized staples used in surgery in place of sutures to close skin wounds, connect or remove parts of the bowels or lungs.

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Surgical suture

Surgical suture (commonly called stitches) is a medical device used to hold body tissues together after an injury or surgery.

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Vancomycin is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections.

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Wound healing

Wound healing is an intricate process where the skin or other body tissue repairs itself after injury.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incision_and_drainage

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