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What can I do for my skin abscess without going to a doctor?
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Dr. Michael Jones
Family Medicine
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In brief: Nothing
Abscesses need to be opened, drained and likely followed up with antibiotics all of which should be directed by your doctor. I would not recommend home lancing of an abscess.

In brief: Nothing
Abscesses need to be opened, drained and likely followed up with antibiotics all of which should be directed by your doctor. I would not recommend home lancing of an abscess.
Dr. Michael Jones
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Abscess Treatment
An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red.
Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1

In brief: Abscess Treatment
An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red.
Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1
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