After incision & drainage, are antibiotics indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated abscesses?
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The use of antibiotics after incision and drainage (I&D) does not improve cure rates compared with I&D alone. This is true even in settings with high rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. (SOR: A, based on multiple consistent RCTs.)
Evidence Based Practice 14(4): 07-08.