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Abscess Drainage

Does Your Kid Have Swollen, Painful, and Red Skin Abscess? Get it Removed Now

Having a skin abscess can be painful and affect the comfort and quality of life of your kid. Don’t worry! We are here to remove it painlessly in a child-friendly environment!

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What is a Skin Abscess?

A skin abscess is a raised skin or bump that is filled with pus and swollen. It is generally caused by a bacterial infection. Abscess drainage is used to clear a skin abscess.

However, an abscess is the body’s defense mechanism to heal from an infection. Abscesses are developed after fungi, bacteria or other germs invade the body–generally through a broken skin like a cut– and lead to an infection. The attack of foreign bodies triggered the immune system which then sends out white blood cells to deal with an infection. These white blood cells coupled with other debris collect in the wound and form pus. When pus builds up and doesn’t drain out, the area of the skin turns into a painful abscess.

Kids are more vulnerable to abscesses as they are less likely to keep their cuts and wounds clean, making them prone to infections. Foreign objects such as sand or fibers can also get into a wound, causing abscesses. Therefore, it is important to encourage your kids to practice good hygiene as well as keep their wounds dry, clean, and covered with a bandage.

Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Abscesses

These are the skin bumps that appear red, swollen, and feel warm to the touch. They might leak pus. They are located on the top of the skin, in a tooth, under the skin, or even deep inside the body. If it appears on the top of the skin, it might look like a pimple or unhealed wound. If it happens underneath the skin, it might lead to a swollen bump. Generally, it causes fever and chills.

How are Abscess Treated?

While an abscess can be treated at home using a warm compress, sometimes you need to see a doctor if it doesn’t heal or becomes more painful, red, and swollen. A doctor will assess the abscess to check if it needs to be drained.

If it requires, they will make a small cut in the abscess so that the pus can drain out. The area is numbed by giving a patient medicine. Then, the fluid is absorbed using gauze.

Why Choose Sun Pediatrics

Quality and Accuracy:

We understand that quality and precise diagnostic or lab findings are important for better clinical results. With our quality-oriented processes, we make sure that our services can comply with the standards set at the local and international levels. We also follow the AAP’s guidelines with the latest research and care. 

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State of the Art Machines and Technology:

We are equipped with the latest lab technology operated by an experienced pathologist to ensure accurate results. These machines used in the collection, testing and tracking has let us get quick delivery of test report. Moreover, we stay up to date with the progress in the field of lab technology so that we ensure you the latest development in diagnostics.

Highly Trained Staff:

We are backed by highly trained and professional lab technicians and pediatricians.

Quick Turnaround:

Most of our tests are done in-house so that we can ensure you the quickest results possible.

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