Do lancings need to be packed?

Samila

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Hello, I am a new user looking for some help. I went to the doctor today and she cut open the abscess and pushed and squeezed and gave me 6 numbing shots. It was very painful but not as much as I thought it would be.
The doctor turned to the nurse and asked for packing. The nurse started looking through the drawers and replied “We don’t have any. Is there anything else we can use?”
The doctor said no. They put a bandaid and smeared antibiotics on me and I have a follow up appointment in three days.
Do lancings have to have packing? Or is that a surgery thing? Also the nurse said no baths?
 
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