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An abscess (Latin: abscessus) is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body. Signs and symptoms of abscesses include redness, pain, ...

Abscess: Causes, Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment - WebMD


Learn more from WebMD about different types of abscesses, including their symptoms and treatment.

Skin Abscess: Home Remedies and Treatment - eMedicineHealth


Jul 24, 2015 ... Treatment of a skin abscess involves drainage and antibiotics if there is a surrounding infection. Get information about abscess symptoms, ...

Tooth Abscess and Gum Abscess | Details From the Oral Care Center


Learn about the various forms of abscess including tooth abscess and gum abscess as well as how you can work to prevent them.

Abscess - NHS Choices


Introduction. An abscess is a painful collection of pus, usually caused by a bacterial infection. An abscess can develop anywhere in the body. This article focuses ...

Cutaneous Abscess - Dermatologic Disorders - Merck Manuals ...


A cutaneous abscess is a localized collection of pus in the skin and may occur on any skin surface. Symptoms and signs are pain and a tender and firm or ...

Cutaneous abscess. DermNet NZ


Mar 9, 2016 ... Cutaneous abscesses may occur anywhere on the skin, but are most common under the arms, at the base of the spine (pilonidal disease) or ...

Overview - Tooth abscess - Mayo Clinic


Feb 16, 2016 ... A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that's caused by a bacterial infection. The abscess can occur at different regions of the tooth for different ...

Dental Abscess: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments - Medical News ...


Apr 1, 2016 ... A dental abscess, or tooth abscess, is an accumulation of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, symptoms ...

Abscess and Fistula Expanded Information | ASCRS


An anal abscess is an infected cavity filled with pus found near the anus or rectum. Ninety percent of abscesses are the result of an acute infection in the internal ...

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Abscess: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


Abscesses occur when an area of tissue becomes infected and the body's immune system tries to fight it. White blood cells move through the walls of the blood ...

Abscess - what are the causes and symptoms? Boils; abcess | Patient


An abscess can develop in various parts of the body such as in the mouth and more specifically the tooth or gum. An operation may be needed to drain the pus.

Skin Abscess: Symptoms, Causes & Diagnosis - Healthline


Oct 21, 2015 ... A skin abscess, also called a boil, is a bump that appears within or below the skin's surface. Skin abscesses can also appear in areas of hair ...