Abscess - skin; Cutaneous abscess; Subcutaneous abscess
Moist heat (such as warm compresses) may speed healing and may help a skin abscess drain. DO NOT push and squeeze on the abscess.
The doctor may cut open and drain the abscess, after placing some numbing medicine in the area. Packing material may be left in wound to help it heal and not close over again..
Antibiotics are given by mouth to control the infection.
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