A 62-year-old member asked:
had shoulder abcess lanced twice. antibiotics too. each time healed over fast.. still very tender. unclear whether lump is pus or thick skin. hurts?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joseph Eastern answered
43 years experience Dermatology
Resistant bacteria?: Was the abscess material cultured to be sure you were given the right antibiotic? The other possibility is that it's healing too quickly, and needs to have a wick put in to allow longer drainage time.
Answered on Jan 5, 2020
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