After Incision & Drainage

  • Vigorous rinsing with warm salt water 8-10 times a day.
  • Do not take pain medication on an empty stomach.
  • Gauze drain may become dislodged, this is normal.
  • Place an ice pack on area for 12-14 hours to reduce swelling.
  • Take prescriptions as directed.
  • No smoking for at least 24 hours.
  • If there is a problem, please call the office.