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How long does it take for antibiotics to work for a skin abscess?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

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The primary treatment of an abscess is drainage.
Antibiotics can effect improvement in the surrounding soft tissue infection in 2-4 days but drainage is primary.

In brief: See below

The primary treatment of an abscess is drainage.
Antibiotics can effect improvement in the surrounding soft tissue infection in 2-4 days but drainage is primary.
Dr. Michael Ein
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