Boil with pus drainage

Patient : I had a large boil that is now open and is still draining with pus and blood.. it left a large hole and around it is swelled, red and hard.. what should i do
Doctor :   I would suggest that you try draining the pus and apply topical mupirocin ointment. If the swelling does not subside, yo u may require systemic antibiotics or incision and drainage if there is a pus collection. The pus material should be sent for culture and susceptibility testing. I hope this helps.

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