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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSkin Conditions · 2 months ago

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

2 Answers

  • 2 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.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You need to return to Hospital. Wound Treatment Centre.

    Necropsy if untreated is the next stage, amputation of the arm.

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