I was prescribed fusidic acid cream for an abscess. I was shocked at first because the idea of putting cream on an open wound sounded crazy. But my doctor said it will be fine and that I can use a gauze to keep things clean. Applying the cream on gauze and then putting that on the abscess really worked. It was draining so I had to change the gauze several times a day but the cream helped it heal faster.
The only downside is that it makes the wound itchy like the article said. It can be tough to keep your hands off of it but I was so scared of making things worse that I managed.