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Incision and Drainage

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Incision and drainage is commonly used to treat an abscess. Infections such as an abscess are filled with pus, and create swelling and pain due to inflammation. First, the affected area is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, a scalpel or needle is inserted into the skin to drain the purulent drainages. Often, a wick or a piece of gauze tape is placed in the drained abscess to keep the skin from closing and allow the wound to drain as it heals from the inside out. 

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