Suck It Out

June 1, 2005

he use of suction can help you avoid the unpleasant odor and splatter that often occur during abscess drainage.

The use of suction can help you avoid the unpleasant odor and splatter that often occur during abscess drainage. After incision, use a Yankauer suction handle with bulbous tip to probe the abscess and drain the pus. This technique makes the procedure much easier on the nose and ensures that no "mystery fluid" will be left on your clothes.


--- Susan Creal, PA-C
Lincoln, Neb