I had a perianal abscess (still do actually) that broke through the skin..
They put me on Cipro and Flagyl which helped with the infection but had me running to the bathroom - which irritated the abscess.
They wanted my abscess to drain - and once that was done I had to see a nurse daily to put gauze in the wound so that it would heal from the inside out.
You don’t want the outside skin to heal and leave a pocket where more infection can occur.
My abscess problems started in October 07 - I was given a temporary ileostomy and put on Remicade so it would heal.
It still hasn’t healed - the docs say it may never heal.
I would definitely see your doctor about
this and see if he can recommend some sort of 'wound treatment' so that it heals properly.
They tend to be very painful!
Dx/ed October 2003,
April 2004 - Surgery - 2ft of small bowel removed
Feb 2007 - Surgery again and a temporary ileostomy
Present - on Remicade waiting for surgery to reverse the ileostomy - Health Care System in Canada sucks - wait list is
6 12+ months.