Treatment of Skin Abscesses: A Review of Wound Packing and Post-Procedural Antibiotics.

@article{List2016TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of Skin Abscesses: A Review of Wound Packing and Post-Procedural Antibiotics.},
  author={Mark List and Donella Headlee and Katherine E Kondratuk},
  journal={South Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={113-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Skin abscesses can be a significant source of morbidity and are frequently encountered by physicians across the country. Incision and drainage (I&D) remains the standard of care; however, significant variability exists in the treatment of abscesses after I&D. Some recent evidence has suggested that routinely performed treatment modalities may not be beneficial. We examine the available evidence investigating if I&D alone is sufficient as the sole management for the treatment of… CONTINUE READING

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