Axillary abscess

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Axillary abscess

General Practitioner

50yof seen in the morning by a GP for second episode of axillary abscess.. prescribed oral antibiotics.. but the cause of the pain is the pressure in the abscess! Draining a full 10 ml relieved the pain immediately.. I did send the syringe (minus needle) for microbiology but I wonder if antibiotics are going to do anything more than create more resistant strains.. Might need some surgery if these abscesses recur in the same area.

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