Antibiotics for abscess?
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Note: conundrums are not meant to have a “right” answer – they are to see how most people are practicing. Would love your comments also regarding your thought processes and the evidence behind your decisions. We can learn from each other!
You are seeing a patient with a simple small abscess and no or minimal overlying cellulitis, nontoxic and afebrile, immunizations up to date, no prior abscesses. After successful incision and drainage, what treatment would you give?