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 dressing Change over to another antibiotic and anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen. I hope this answer helps you.

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