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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for infected abcess in groin

yesterday I had an abcess on my groin drained and packed. the packing was soaked and was leaking out of the covering gauze so I took the packing out. I was in tremendous pain so I didn t repack it. is that okay? it s still draining well. and also, my doctor didn t give me much info, is it okay to shower normally ? and how do I clean it? just water? should I use like neosporin or anything topical? thanks
Mon, 29 Dec 2014
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Hello.It is normal for this still draining the abscess.You can clean it with physiological saline.When showering avoid water contact with the wound.
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