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abscess
Feb 7, 2000

will an abscess type of infection go away w/antibiotics w/out

cutting if caught or do you have any suggestions

Response from Dr. Feinberg

To cure an abscess the standard approach is to drain the pus because antibiotics do not penetrate into abscesses well, as well as to give antibiotics to clear up any residual infection. Some abscesses drain by themselves by bursting open; others require a sterile cut to be made by a doctor in order to drain.


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