Newark, NJ
A 33-year-old female asked:

How do i take care of a small skin ulcer at home? it was a bump on my leg from folliculitis and it abbcessed

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Skin ulcer: If the ulcer is not draining, and you are taking antibiotics or other prescribed treatment, i would recommend that you keep it closed for extra protection with a gauze dressing or bandade depending on how big it is. Otherwise, keep up with normal daily routine.
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