Tag Archives: Boils
Treatment of boils – Oz GPs reluctant to rely on scalpelmycin rather than antibiotics
Are you following best practice in the management of boils or recurrent skin infection? We’ve previously addressed this matter detailing a NEJM study that indicated that a majority of US doctors surveyed use incision and drainage only. This recent Australian study investigated treatment of community staphylococcal skin abscesses by GPs and showed that a majority do not follow […]
What is the best way to treat skin abscess?
Skin (staphylococcal) abscesses (boils) are often treated with antimicrobials, but are they really needed? The New England Journal of Medicine recently presented a case vignette and asked prescribers to weigh in on whether they thought antibiotics were needed or if incision and drainage alone were enough.