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Is Injection abscess life threatening?

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Abscess Overview

A skin abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red. Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The vast majority of them are caused by infections. Inside, they are full of pus, bacteria and debris.

Painful and warm to touch, abscesses can show up any place on your body. The most common sites on the skin in your armpits (axillae), areas around your anus andvagina

Unlike other infections, antibiotics alone will not usually cure an abscess. In general a must open and drain in order for it to improve. Sometimes draining occurs on its own, but generally it must be opened with the help of a warm compress or by a doctor in a procedure called incision and drainage (I&D).

Abscess Causes

When our normal skin barrier is broken, even from minor trauma, or small tears, or inflammation , bacteria can enter the skin . An abscess can form as your body’s defenses try to kill these germs with your inflammatory response (white blood cells = pus). Obstruction in a sweat or oil (sebaceous) gland,  follicle or a pre-existing cyst can also trigger an abscess.

People with weakened immune systems get certain abscesses more often. Those with any of the following are all at risk for having more severe pain.This is because the body has a decreased ability to ward off infections.

How do you know if you have an abscess from a shot?

While swelling and minor bruising can happen after a shot, they usually get better within a day or so. However, if swelling and discoloration persist, it may signify an infection. Abnormal swelling that feels soft, mushy, and painful may indicate a developing  abs.An abscess is a walled-off u

Abscess Symptoms

Most often, an abscess becomes a painful, compressible mass that is red, warm to touch, and tender.

  • As some abscesses progress, they may “point” and come to a head so you can see the material inside and then spontaneously open (rupture).
  • Most will continue to get worse without care. The infection can spread to the tissues under the skin and even into the bloodstream.
  • If the infection spreads into deeper tissue, you may develop a fever and begin to feel ill.

Abscess Treatment: Self-Care at Home

  • If it is small (less than 1 cm or less than a half-inch across), applying warm compresses to the area for about 30 minutes 4 times daily may help.
  • Do not attempt to drain the abscess by squeezing or pressing on it. This can push the infected material into the deeper tissues.
  • Do not stick a needle or other sharp instrument into the abscess center, because you may injure an underlying blod vessel or cause the infection to spread.

How do you know if you have an abscess from a shot?

While swelling and minor bruising can happen after a shot, they usually get better within a day or so. However, if swelling and discoloration persist, it may signify an infection. Abnormal swelling that feels soft, mushy, and painful may indicate a developing it.An abscess is a walled-off collection of pus

 

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