Felon Empiric Therapy 

Updated: Aug 08, 2013
  • Author: Ramotsumi M Makhene, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas E Herchline, MD  more...
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Empiric Therapy Regimens

Empiric therapeutic regimens for felons are outlined below. Adequate early treatment of a felon can prevent abscess formation. Treatment includes incision and drainage along with antibiotic therapy. Pack gauze loosely into the wound to prevent skin closure, apply a loose dressing, and splint and elevate the finger. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Treatment recommendations

See the list below: