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I had an abscess cut & packed & the Dr said I would have to

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I had an abscess cut & packed & the Dr said I would have to have reconstructive surgery done after its all healed how serious is this & how often should I be getting my packing changed?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, an antibiotic called chepha?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 days ago.

where is this abscess.

yes, usually packing for abscesses should be changed every 1-2 days.

your doctors should be setting you up with a visiting nurse who can come to your house a few times a week to check on your dressing.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 days ago.

do you have any other questions?

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