Medical Terminology

Can a hot compress make the pus go down?

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June 28, 2017 9:02PM

Yes, but not forever.

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June 24, 2017 5:53AM

A warm compress is used to draw pus to the surface and onto the compress material. It should be as warm as bearable, rather than too hot to cause scalding. Change the compress frequently, and only use a new compress as a replacement. Don't wash and reuse a compress to avoid further infection.