Abscess: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Wash your hands regularly with mild soap.
  • Keep wounds covered.
  • Avoid sharing personal items, such as towels, sheets, razors, and clothing.
  • Avoid smoking (if you smoke).
  • Control your weight (if you are overweight).
  • Be hygienic.
  • Early diagnosis and treatment.
Washing hands

Watch Out

  • Pain, warmth and redness (erythema) in the affected area
  • High temperature 
  • Pus in the affected area

When to See Doctor

Consult your doctor if

  • You have more than one bump at a time
  • Occurs on your face
  • Worsens rapidly or is extremely painful
  • Bump causes a fever
  • It is more than 2 inches (5 centimetres)
  • It does not heal in two weeks

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