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are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary.
Answered on Oct 24, 2015
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