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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get skin abscess? Is he right?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

He is right.

In brief: Yes

He is right.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine

In brief: Only for abscess

When you get an abscess it is important to get it treated.
The only effective treatment is incision and drainage. Antibiotics are often given but they alone will not eliminate an abscess. If no abscess or infection is present then no treatment is necessary and there is no evidence that staph can be eradicated from the skin.

In brief: Only for abscess

When you get an abscess it is important to get it treated.
The only effective treatment is incision and drainage. Antibiotics are often given but they alone will not eliminate an abscess. If no abscess or infection is present then no treatment is necessary and there is no evidence that staph can be eradicated from the skin.
Dr. John Washburn
Dr. John Washburn
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