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West Derm Center -  - Dermatology

West Derm Center

Dermatology located in White Plains, White Plains, NY & New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

Most abscesses are caused by a bacterial infection. When bacteria enter your body, your immune system sends infection-fighting white blood cells to the affected area. As the white blood cells attack the bacteria, some nearby tissue dies. This creates a hole which then fills with pus to form an abscess.

An abscess is a buildup of a pus that can affect any part of your body. There are many different types of abscesses. They can occur on your skin, in your mouth or around your organs. Skin abscesses may look red and swollen. Bacterial infections usually ca

What helps remove abscesses?

Unlike other infections, antibiotics alone will not usually cure an abscess. In general, an abscess 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
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