General information on Abscess
An abscess is a lump or sac that contains pus. Abscesses are usually caused by bacteria, foreign material under the skin or parasites. Animal bites or trauma to the skin and underlying tissue may make the area prone to infection and abscess formation.
Beginning stages of an abscess formation happens when the body's immune system detects an abnormality in the skin that could be foreign material or bacteria. Blood flows to the area allowing white blood cells fight the infection.
The abscess can grow and pop on itís own or it can grow and may need to be lanced by a veterinarian.
Symptoms of Abscess
Abscess Symptoms include swelling, pain, discharge from wound and sometimes hair missing around the area where the abscess is located. The infected area can also feel hot.
Treatments for Abscess
If the abscess pops, keep the area clean and prevent the dog from licking or chewing on abscessed area, as this will cause more bacteria to get into the wound.
If a foreign body under the skin causes the abscess, it may require a surgical treatment to relieve the pus and foreign body. Antibiotics would then be used to fight the infection.
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bumps the come up in clusster, has been to the vet 2 times and put on med, plus shots
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