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    Is swimming safe while suffering from abscess on chin?

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Posted on Mon, 30 May 2016 in Lump
Question: I had an abscess on my chin lanced 2 days ago and it is still draining. Is it safe to go swimming? Not all of the swelling has gone down yet and it's still hard and warm to touch. I'm also on antibiotics.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Not safe to go for swimming.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted your history of lanced abscess on chin that is still draining, still hard and warm to touch, swelling still present and are on antibiotic.
Since the wound is on chin and still has signs of infection and inflammation, it is not advisable to go for swimming.
I hope this answers your query.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.

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