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A female asked:

I got an abscess lanced. i went for a wound check up and they decided not to repack it and i'll just pull some out each day and cut it is that normal?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends: It depends how deep the abscess is and if it is loci later or not. The wiser coarse is to see your doc and follow your symptoms to make sure that your infection does not recur.
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