Have had many my first was emergency surgery in a full blown OR.
Did he just have an I and D, or full surgery.
Is there a drain still in, or is the wound still open and able to drain. Usually the pain is from pus buildup which creates pressure, if these things get too big they can be dangerous.
For some relief get a sitz bath use real hot water.
Also use topical antibiotic cream, it does penetrate the skin and helps to kill off what is there.
Since your son is in pain I will give my double secret method, the idea is to heat the pus ball,make it come to the surface to a head and pop so it drains. Stitz bath will do this but seems to work slower.
It may sound silly but have him get into the bath tub, turn upside down with his butt up near the faucet,turn on real hot water, as hot as he can stand,for 5 or 10 minutes a few times a day.
Do not burn sensitive areas.
I have healed many this way. After 30 years do not get them too much anymore.
Prevention; Probiotics help.
Don't laugh too hard with my double secret method, it works.
Post Edited (Old Mike) : 3/26/2011 12:22:47 PM (GMT-6)