What is Incision and Drainage?

Category: Procedures


Incision and drainage is a minor surgical procedure used to relieve pus or pressure built up. It is usually done to clean out an area that is infected.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Boil 1 0
Inflammation around nail (paronychia) 1 0
Meibomian gland dysfunction 1 1
Pseudocyst 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Incision and Drainage

Side effect Patients Percentage
Blurry vision 1
Pain 1
Swelling of eyelids 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Incision and Drainage.