Abscess is a pocket of pus collection caused due to suppuration after bacterial infection (mostly) or injury or foreign substances. It can occur anywhere in the body, i.e., outer surface or inner deeper organs or tissues. A boil or a pustule or a pimple in skin can be considered as small abscess. Initially, it will start with tender swelling with throbbing pain and its fate ends in draining of pus either inside or outside where the points are weak and easily prone for a let out.
Incidences – Even though it can occur in any part of the body, most commonly it occurs in and around the armpits and around anus (in buttocks). It can also occur in the root of the tooth, tonsils, liver, kidney, intestines, brain and spinal column. It is commonly noted in persons with poor hygiene, diabetics, alcoholics and in allergic personalities (with drug or food or irritants). Also it happens to crop up often in auto-immune disorders like psoriasis, SLE and in cancers and also with their treatment.
Types – Abscess can be classified as acute and chronic depending upon th