A pustule or pus-filled cavity that is large and usually referred to when it can be drained. Abscesses can appear at any part on the body. They are usually painful and warm to touch. Abscesses occur due to obstruction of the sebaceous glands or sweat glands, minor punctures of the skin or inflammation of hair follicles.
Usage in Sentence:
” The abscess had an I&D at bedside and purulent drainage was noted.”
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The most common sites where abscesses occur are the armpits, areas around the anus and vagina (Bartholin gland abscess), the groin, around a tooth (in the case of dental abscesses) and the base of your spine (pilonidal abscess).
a pustule that is large and usually referred to when it can be drained. ” The abscess had an I&D at bedside and purulent drainage was noted.”