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Suggest Treatment For Abscess In Tow After A Pedicure

Hi, I had an abscess on my toe after getting a pedicure. I went to the doctor and he lanced it. I used over the counter antibiotic cream and it cleared up in a couple days. The doctor also prescribed an oral antibiotic but I didn t take it. The doctors office called me with the results of the swab they did and told me it was a staph infection. Do I need to take the antibiotic at this point even though my toe has healed and is normal again?
Thu, 13 Jan 2022
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Hello,

In case the wound has healed and pus has dried up then the oral antibiotic may be omitted.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shailja Puri, Pathologist and Microbiologist
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Suggest Treatment For Abscess In Tow After A Pedicure

Hello, In case the wound has healed and pus has dried up then the oral antibiotic may be omitted. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shailja Puri, Pathologist and Microbiologist