i have an abscess on my thigh
its red and painful
i went to the doctor and he only gave me antibiotics!
my question is, are the antibiotics enough ... or a surgery to drain the abscess is required??
Plz help me
he told me it is an abscess
abscess is caused by bacterial or parastic infection
thats why he gave me antibiotics
but i am afraid that it may spread
that's why i am asking if the surgery is important or no?
mine is not itchy
you must see the doctor
Your doctor is correct. It is caused by bacteria and antibiotics are the initial level of treatment. Surgical drainage may be required if the lesion does not heal. It is usually kept as back up measure.
I hope you get better with the antibiotics. Please let us know if you may have any other queries.
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