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How long does an infected bump on the tailbone take to heal?

hi, i had a bump on my tailbone and it has been hurting for three days. today morning it leaked and puss has been coming out. it has been 8 hours there is some puss it has been coming out. so can it be healed by itself and how long the puss will still come out?
Tue, 26 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per your edit is obvious that the lesion is infected. You have to start antibiotic. Start a short course of antibiotics like Ampiclox or Amoxicillin/Clavulanate for five days. Apply topical antibiotics like Mupirocin after cleaning with soap and water. Generally it will heal with in four to five days.

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