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Having an abscess can be painful, unsightly and embarrassing. Get fast relief for an abscess at Advanced Urgent Care before it turns into an infection.
What is an abscess? An abscess is an area of the skin that accumulates pus, usually caused the bacteria or parasites surrounding a wound or infected area. It is your skin’s natural defense mechanism to prevent spreading of the wound to other areas of your body and is known as an inflammatory condition. Abscesses draw larger numbers of white blood cells to the affected area in an encapsulated area.
What are symptoms of an abscess? Pus, redness, inflammation or swelling and heat that occur within the skin tissue as solid buildup. They can appear as boils but can lead to gangrene if left untreated.
It is important to note that most abscesses cannot heal on its own, therefore immediate treatment is recommended. Our medical experts are trained in how to drain an abscess and can get you on the path to feeling better after your visit. It is important to follow up with the recommendations of our health care providers to avoid reoccurrence.