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Will 7 day regimen of penicillin vk cure an abscess?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No

Many skin abscesses can be cured with incision and drainage alone.
Most skin abscesses are caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. Almost all strains of this bacteria are resistant to pen vk. If the abscess is caused by mrsa, septra/bactrim or Doxycycline are the usual oral antibiotics used. If mssa oral dicloxicillin or Keflex are often used.

In brief: No

Many skin abscesses can be cured with incision and drainage alone.
Most skin abscesses are caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. Almost all strains of this bacteria are resistant to pen vk. If the abscess is caused by mrsa, septra/bactrim or Doxycycline are the usual oral antibiotics used. If mssa oral dicloxicillin or Keflex are often used.
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry

In brief: Not clear

It is not clear how you got the abscess or where you have this abscess.
Antibiotic normally helps reduce the infection but if the source of infection is not treated than your infection will come right back once you stop taking the antibiotic. You need to see a doctor or a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Not clear

It is not clear how you got the abscess or where you have this abscess.
Antibiotic normally helps reduce the infection but if the source of infection is not treated than your infection will come right back once you stop taking the antibiotic. You need to see a doctor or a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dr. Kayvon Javid
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