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How can I manage my subdural empyema on a daily basis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you think you may have subdural empyema, you should not try to manage it yourself. Subdural empyema is considered a medical emergency, so you should get medical attention immediately. Left untreated - by surgically removing the pus and administering antibiotics - it can progress quickly and become life-threatening.

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