Will taking antibiotics bring a skin abscess to a head?

Helps. Appropriate antibiotics will help localize an infection. Hot salt water soaks will also help it come to a head.

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I had a skin abscess drained 3 days ago & put on antibiotics. Wound is now 2-3× larger & looks like a deep hole. Is this normal for healing?

Need follow-up. Tough to say what is normal or not normal over computer. After an i&d, the area may be larger. Best is to call the provider, and get a re-check on the area to assure it is not worsening or getting infected. The provider who did the I&D knows your clinical case best and "first hand, " and will be able to more adequately provide your care. Good luck. Read more...
Maybe. Hard to say without actually seeing the wound, when an abscess is drained there is a cavity under the skin which was previously occupied by pus. Would get it checked to make sure it is healing properly. Do you mean that the wound is 2-3 times deeper or 2-3 times larger in area at the skin level? Read more...