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Treating a perianal abscess with just antibiotics or I and d?

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Dr. Daniel Wujek
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Drainage

Antibiotics have a limited role in treating abscesses.
There is no blood flow into an abscess, so antibiotics aren't as effective on their own. In general, the primary treatment for an abscess is drainage. Additionally, perianal abscesses warrant further evaluation because they can be due to perirectal fistulas.

In brief: Drainage

Antibiotics have a limited role in treating abscesses.
There is no blood flow into an abscess, so antibiotics aren't as effective on their own. In general, the primary treatment for an abscess is drainage. Additionally, perianal abscesses warrant further evaluation because they can be due to perirectal fistulas.
Dr. Daniel Wujek
Dr. Daniel Wujek
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Dr. Daniel Wujek
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Drainage

Antibiotics have a limited role in treating abscesses.
There is no blood flow into an abscess, so antibiotics aren't as effective on their own. In general, the primary treatment for an abscess is drainage. Additionally, perianal abscesses warrant further evaluation because they can be due to perirectal fistulas.

In brief: Drainage

Antibiotics have a limited role in treating abscesses.
There is no blood flow into an abscess, so antibiotics aren't as effective on their own. In general, the primary treatment for an abscess is drainage. Additionally, perianal abscesses warrant further evaluation because they can be due to perirectal fistulas.
Dr. Daniel Wujek
Dr. Daniel Wujek
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