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What does the treatment of a skin abscess involve? Does it always have to be opened and drained?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Abscess treatment
Once the abscess begins to "come to a head" and it becomes more soft and fluctuant, lancing it to evacuate the pus and relieve the pressure is the best course of action followed by a medical professional.
You will also be placed on antibiotics.

In brief: Abscess treatment
Once the abscess begins to "come to a head" and it becomes more soft and fluctuant, lancing it to evacuate the pus and relieve the pressure is the best course of action followed by a medical professional.
You will also be placed on antibiotics.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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