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What causes an abscess on thigh?

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Dr. R.A. Singh

Emergency Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2000

Answered : 2204 Questions

Posted on Sat, 19 Jul 2014 in General Health
Question: I had a abscess at the top of my thigh in the groin area. It finally drained but there is now an area of whitish flesh the size of a nickel. It was very sore and the discharge smelled bad.
Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Get yourself clinically examined and investigated.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, I would like to advise that you should get yourself clinically examined and investigated.

Following investigations may be helpful :-
1. Complete Blood Count ( CBC ).
2. Blood sugar levels.
3. Culture and Sensitivity of pus discharge.

You should take antibiotic according to the reports of the culture/sensitivity of pus.

Maintain local hygiene.
Also get your wound dressed under strict aseptic condition by a medical professional.

I hope this is helpful to you.
If you have any further query, I will be happy to help.
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