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Do I need antibiotics after abscess drainage?

You might not need antibiotics after abscess drainage. Your doctor will examine the fluid drained from the abscess and your past medical history to determine if antibiotics are necessary. If you have a history of antibiotic-resistant infections or many past abscesses, you will likely need to take a course of antibiotics after your drainage procedure. For help with prescription insurance costs, consider a customized health insurance plan.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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Your actual costs may be higher or lower than these cost estimates. Check with your provider and health plan details to confirm the costs that you may be charged for a service or procedure.You are responsible for costs that are not covered and for getting any pre-authorizations or referrals required by your health plan. Neither payments nor benefits are guaranteed. Provider data, including price data, provided in part by Turquoise Health.

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