Treatment of furuncles and carbuncles

1. Warm compresses and cleansing.

2. Dicloxacillin (Pathocil) 500 mg PO qid for 2 weeks.

3. Manipulation and surgical incision of early lesions should be avoided, because these maneuvers may cause local or systemic extension. However, when the lesions begin to suppurate and become fluctuant, drainage may be performed by "nicking" the lesion with a No. 11 blade.

4. Draining lesions should be covered with topical antibiotics and loose dressings.

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