How to Identify An Abscess
If you're suffering from an abscess, it will likely appear as a bump on the skin that looks very similar to a pimple. This bump can grow over a short period of time, which is what differentiates it from other bumps. The symptoms that come with an abscess include swelling, nausea, a fever, chills, and inflamed skin. You might also experience some pain and discomfort on the skin surrounding the abscess.
Treatment Options to Keep In Mind
In the majority of cases, a small surgery will be performed to drain the abscess and facilitate the healing process. The incision will be made nearby the abscess. You should be provided with some anesthesia before any incisions are made. The drainage of the abscess should only take a short period of time. Once the abscess has been drained, the incisions will be fully closed and the recovery process can begin.