An abscess is a pocket of pus, which can form in any part of the body as a defensive reaction to bacterial infection, injury, wound, or presence of foreign matter, such as splinters. Abscesses may occur in the lungs, kidneys, tonsils, the brain, etc. Skin abscesses, which are called boils, most commonly appear on hands, legs, fingers, toes, under armpits, and in the groin/rectum area.
Abscesses are different from other infections. It is impossible to cure one with antibiotics alone. In order to get rid of it completely, an abscess must be opened and drained.
Dental abscesses are particularly common and cause a lot of pain and suffering if left untreated. They are caused by bacteria, growing in pre-existing cavities, and imbedding themselves into the soft tissue of the mouth. The best immediate way to relieve pain and discomfort associated with a dental abscess is to treat it with a mild solution of grapefruit seed extract. Unless the abscess is just starting to form, this will not cure it, but being such a strong antiseptic, grapefruit seed extract will at least make it bearable for a while, until one can get to the dentist and have it surgically treated. Although there is no scientific research on the subject, there exists anecdotal evidence of people having contained their dental abscesses for weeks and months at a time, using grapefruit seed extract. To use the extract, mix about 20 drops in a cup of water, and start rinsing the abscess with it. Make sure, that each time you take a sip, the mixture stays in your mouth for several minutes. The remedy is extremely bitter, but if you can handle about a cup of it, the pain should subside considerably.
To draw the infection out and get the abscess to open, one can use a poultice made of common plantain (Plantago Major). Just crush some fresh leaves and apply the bundle to the abscess. Aloe leaves work as well. Cut a larger leaf from the plant, slice it in length and crush into a poultice. Apply to the affected area and replace daily. Yet another green remedy for the same problem is cabbage leaves. Use them in the same way as the aloe.
Onions are excellent for drawing out the infection too. Bake an onion in the oven and apply half of it to the abscess while the onion is still warm. Keep in place for about 3 -4 hours, and then replace with a fresh batch.
Figs have been used to treat abscesses since time immemorial. They are actually mentioned in the Bible as a treatment used by Hezekiah to cure a boil. Figs can also be used to treat gum and teeth abscesses. Make a warm fig poultice by cutting up a fig and mashing its insides into a pulp. Put the pulp on a piece of gauze and apply to the skin in the affected area. Change four times a day.…
Myanmar is a country in Southeast Asia and was formerly known as Burma. Yangon is no longer the capital of Myanmar; however it is still the largest city of the country as demonstrated by its population of over four million. The city is also notable for having the greatest number of colonial buildings in all of Southeast Asia. Additionally, Yangon features many pagoda festivals, museums, art galleries and parks and is Myanmar’s main center for tourism. The health care sector in Yangon is in its developing phase and only a few hospitals provide health care service at international standards. This is a note on some of the better hospitals in Yangon.
Asia Royal General Hospital is one of the hospitals in Myanmar that does offers medical service at international standards. The hospital is located at No. 14 Baho Street, Sanchaung Twp. This 11 story multidisciplinary hospital was established in 2000. The hospital’s most reputable section is its cardiology department. The surgery department is also quite modern and offers service in every division including reconstructive surgery, pediatric surgery and laparoscopic / endoscopic surgeries. The emergency care service of the hospital offers 24-hour service and has its own specialized residential doctors and nurses. Round the clock ambulance service and airport pick-up are also available. The hospital has modern Intensive Care Service as well. The computerized laboratory of the hospital conducts all types of tests and has external quality assurance programs from Australia. The radiology section has been provided with the newest devices such as Siemens 550mA (Germany), Shimadzu Japan, Polymobil 250mA (Siemens) and Mobile X-ray generator SAXO 60mA (Apelem, France). Telephone: 95-1 538055.
International SOS Clinic located at the Inya Lake Hotel on 37 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, is another health care facility in Yangon that offers modern medical service. International SOS is one of the world’s most well known healthcare and medical assistance companies and this hospital is the first SOS International clinic in the nation of Myanmar and has been offering excellent service since 1995. The hospital offers modern medical service in all major branches of medicine and operates many remote site health care programs. The services of eminent physicians and experienced nurses are available in the outpatient section. Family practice consultations are provided in English, Japanese and French as well. The center is furnished with laboratories and diagnostic services and is supplied with every type of medication are available in the pharmacy. The round the clock emergency department has a spacious ward equipped with newest monitoring and resuscitation equipment. Ambulance services are also available. Telephone: 95 1 667 879.
Yangon General Hospital situated at Lanmadaw 11131, Yangon is Myanmar’s flagship hospital in the public sector. This size of this hospital is demonstrated by its eight wards, 1500 beds and over twenty departments. YGH provides cost effective clinical and surgical service in more than 24 specialties. The hospital has facilities for radiotherapy, CT scan, EEG as well as nuclear medicine scan and EEG. YGH is furnished with a modern critical …