A member asked:

Is icthamol. ointment safe to use on an absecessed sebaceous cyst on stomach to drawdraw out the pus. i want to keep lancing at the dr as last resort?

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Dr. Philip Miller answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

this is an old wives tale. Warm compresses, medication to reduce pain and swelling and incision/drianage are the treatments of choice. If minimal, antibiotic therapy might mork but DO NOT USE any drawing agent.

Answered Oct 26, 2018



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