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i have paronychia in my left index finger. it has formed an abcess and it has been lanced and i'm currently taking augmentin. a couple of hours ago it burst opened and started draining pus on its own... is this is a good sign?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Recurrent abcess: can come form the wound sealing up too soon, or from a bacteria or fungus that is not treated fully by the antibiotic. While daring pus is better than pus in a closed space that does not drain, if recurrent symptoms are occurring most would be advised to seek additional medical attention

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Last updated Mar 1, 2015

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