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How long will it take a leg abscess to heal?

About a week ago a bump developed on my inner thigh. I thought it would go away but over the next few days it grew very painful and got bigger. The pain became unbearable so I went to the ER. They lanced it and told me I had an abscess. They just put gauze over it and sent me away with antibiotics. Well it's been a week now and I'm worried how long before it heals? It is still draining I went to the doc yesterday and they gave me an antibiotics shot and did a culture. How long will I have to deal with this? Its the size of a quarter but its giving me a lot of trouble. I'm not sure if this is the appropriate forum.  
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363281 tn?1518219421
Hello,

Some infections take longer to heal than others, the fact that it is draining is good however, that means it is getting rid of any toxins that may have been in it.

I would also ask this question to the dermatology forum. I will put in a request for you now.

Good luck.
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Thanks!
1667242 tn?1487954147
This may take a few weeks to subside completely. Check that there is not a foreign body in there because this should not have happened.
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