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Had shoulder abcess lanced twice. Antibiotics too. Each time healed over fast.. Still very tender. Unclear whether lump is pus or thick skin. Hurts?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Resistant bacteria?

Was the abscess material cultured to be sure you were given the right antibiotic? The other possibility is that it's healing too quickly, and needs to have a wick put in to allow longer drainage time.

In brief: Resistant bacteria?

Was the abscess material cultured to be sure you were given the right antibiotic? The other possibility is that it's healing too quickly, and needs to have a wick put in to allow longer drainage time.
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