Abscess

Abscess

An 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 middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris.

Painful and warm to touch, abscesses can show up any place on your body. The most common sites are in armpits (axillae), the base of spine, around a tooth, and in the groin. Inflammation around a hair follicle can also lead to the formation of an abscess, which is called a boil (furuncle).

Causes of Abscess

An abscess is essentially caused by infection, largely bacterial infection. It can also be caused by parasite infection. An abscess may be caused or triggered by a foreign body or physical trauma or injury.

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.

HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT

Acute abscess of recent origin can respond to homeopathic medicines. Homeopathy helps in reducing pain and accompanied symptoms.

Homeopathy is best indicated in the cases of

Frequent abscesses
Prolonged (chronic) abscess
Resistant abscess.

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