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Causes of abscesses
Associated signs and symptoms
Prevention and relief factors
Seek medical Help if...
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Location of abscesses

An abscess may be on the surface or on an organ inside the body. The most dangerous abscess are those that cannot be seen.  They can form where a break in the skin becomes infected, resulting in boils or carbuncles. Carbuncles are large skin abscess with several openings. Abscess often develop in bone below an infected tooth or below a fingernail. Visible or not, it can be painful to the touch, cause an unexplained headache and feel hot. Below a tooth an abscess may result in continuous or throbbing pain. The infection that causes the abscess often produces swelling of lymph nodes; it may also result in fever and a sick feeling. All cuts, however small, should be cleaned with soap and water. Any lingering boil, large abscess, or painful swelling needs the attention of a physician.bacteria


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Causes of abscesses


When the immune system fights a local infection, the area swells with dead cells; abscesses chemicals from immune cells dissolve dead cells into a thick fluid called pus. The result is an abscess. The abscess is often painful to the touch or sore and aching, and it may be part of an infection that can spread to the other parts of the body. But some abscesses are hidden, making themselves known only through fever or fatigue.


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Among various other organisms the most common bacterial organism responsible for the development of skin abscesses is Staphylococcus aureus.
An inflammatory reaction to an infectious bacteria or parasite.

A foreign substance (e.g. needle or a splinter ) within the body.
May develop because of obstructed oil (sebaceous) or sweat glands.
May develop after a surgical procedure.
Inflammation of hair follicles.

Minor breaks and punctures of the skin.



Associated signs and symptoms


Heat
Pain
Redness
Swelling
Tenderness
Fever

Nausea
Chills
Weight Loss
Pus
Vomitting


 
Prevention and relief factors

wash your hands to keep them clean and reduce the spread of germs
Maintain good personal hygiene by washing the skin with soap and water regularly.
Avoid cutting yourself when shaving your underarms or pubic area.
Eat a healthy, balanced diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables to boost your immune system.
Drink lots of water to flush out toxins in the body.
Shower instead of taking baths - baths are a breeding ground for bacteria.
Increase your intake of vitamins and antioxidants to help fight the bacteria that causes abscesses.
Seek medical attention for any puncture wounds.



SEEK MEDICAL HELP IF...

If any of the following occur with an abscess seek medical help:
If you have a chronic desease.
If you are on steroids.
If your sore is 1cm or above and continues to enlarge.
If the sore is near the rectal or groin area.
if you have a fever above  38.6 Celcius.
Facial abscess larger than 1 cm.
If you are doing chemotherapy or dialysis.


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women with a temperature
For an abscess that is small, less than 1 cm, simply apply warm compresses to the affected area 4 times daily for about 30 minutes.

Agrimonia eupatoria (Agrimony) and Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) both contain natural astringent properties that help
s to promote the healing process of cellular tissue.

Calendula Officinalis (Marigold), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) and Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) have powerful healing qualities to help reduce scar formation by stimulating healthy skin and tissue regeneration.

In addition, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) and Aloe Ferox (Aloe) maintains a healthy blood supply to the affected area and strengthens the skin.




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