Pressure on small, infected wounds a good idea?
May 21, 2007 8:49 PM Subscribe
Am I helping or hindering healing, by squeezing out the pus?
posted by Rash to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My minor cuts and punctures often get infected. While these wounds are healing, I habitually fuss with 'em -- if they're even slightly swollen I squeeze the injury between thumb and finger, like a zit, in order to eliminate the pus. I figure I'm reducing the white blood cell and lymph system's workload, thereby decreasing recovery time.
True or False?