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What do i do if an absess got bigger on

Patient: What do i do if an absess got bigger on meds

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.When the abscess is getting bigger even on antibiotics, it me ans one of the following:- That the antibiotics were started late and the abscess formation has already started .- Bacteria not responding to that particular antibiotic.I would advise you the following in such a situation:- Consult a General Surgeon to get clinical evaluation, examination and treatment in the form of lancing (incision and drainage).Send the sample of the pus for culture and sensitivity.- Regular dressingChange over to another antibiotic and anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen.I hope this answer helps you.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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