A painful collection of pus beneath the skin is termed an abscess. It is generally caused by a bacterial infection and can occur anywhere in the body. An abscess is a tender mass covered by pink or red colored area and is easily felt by touch.
The sites more prone to development of abscess include armpits, base of spine, anus, vagina, tooth, groin, and hair follicles.
A person with recurrent abscess formation should be evaluated for certain conditions like diabetes, cancer, AIDS, peripheral vascular disease, Crohn's disease, prolonged steroid therapy, drug abuse, alcoholism, burns etc. The major causative factor for an abscess is obstruction of sebaceous glands or sweat glands
Abscess is of two types:
Depending upon the location the symptoms vary.
Pain, fever, nausea, swollen lymph nodes are the characteristic features and if the infection spreads it may be associated with nausea and vomiting.
Homeopathy is effective in treating abscess as the remedies are administered in highly diluted or potentized form. Homeopathy helps in getting rid of the problem without any adverse reaction and reduces further intake of antibiotics. Within a short period, the recurrence of boils or abscess can be curtailed.