I've got a skin abscess inside my arm that was treated now its come back and is leaking pus?
should I go back to the hospital or will drain by it's self considering its already leaking
- formerly_bobLv 72 months ago
Draining is good - abscesses usually go through several draining cycles.
Keep it draining by applying a washcloth soaked in warm soapy water, and then dress it with triple antibiotic ointment and cover with absorbent gauze, cotton, or even a paper towel. You don't need to go back to the doc unless the abscess starts getting bigger or if the skin around the abscess start getting red and inflamed.
- Anonymous2 months ago
You need to return to Hospital. Wound Treatment Centre.
Necropsy if untreated is the next stage, amputation of the arm.