I had an ingrown hair in my armpit that absessedd and the er lanced it but didnt pack it and now it ispretty mucxh closed hurts bad and there is green and white thick puss coming out where its not sealed it this right or should I go back to the er
It is infected that's what an abscess is. That pus should be draining. It would be worse if it didn't drain. Didn't they put you on an antibiotic. Try using a warm wet wash cloth on it for 20 min frequently through out the day. It will draw that stuff out and soothe it. It has to be pretty warm, just short of hot.
Do what KM suggested with hot packs but I would recommend that you follow up with your regular doctor. This is NOT an emergency unless the area is red and hot and you have a red streak going up your arm! If you do not have a regular PCP, visit Urgent Care. They should have given you antibiotics to clear the infection.
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