Hi, I have just had an abscess on my leg burst

Patient : Hi, I have just had an abscess on my leg burst open with blood and pus. I have cleaned it up with antiseptic wipes and covered it with a big plaster. Is it okay to continue doing this until it's drained or should I seek medical help? Many thanks.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting ATD. Healing of the abscess depends on the measures taken on cleaning the abscess. Drainage is very important part of abscess management. Do not apply plaster and let the pus come out of it. Consulting a surgeon is quite important as completing drainage of pus and regular dressing speed up healing process. Have a great day.

Related Q&A

Q: I have had earaches for several months. I went to a specialist who checked me out and said it was nothing serious. I ...

Q: I have a tailors bunion on my right pinky toe. It is extremely painful wearing certain types of shoes. If I choose to...

Q: I am a 48 yr old Caucasian female, I have been diagnosed with Narcolepsy and Basilar Artery Migraine disorders. I hav...

Q: HRT. How can I start

Q: I have a small reddish spot on my breast and an area of dimpled skin.

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews