An abscess is a raised bump on the skin that is red or pink in color. They are easy to identify as they are painful to touch and have pus and debris in their center. Abscesses are generally caused by a blockage in the sweat or oil glands, inflammation of hair follicles and penetration of the skin. This causes the center of the abscess to convert dead cells and bacteria into puss creating pressure and further inflaming the skin.
Abscesses are a common ailment that is easily treated by draining and bandaging the affected area. However, treatment is recommended as soon as possible to prevent further injury.
Visit if you show signs of the following symptoms:
- The abscess continues to grow in size and becomes more painful
- The abscess increase to above a 1cm or half inch in width
- You have a fever of 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit
- The sore is located in your groin or rectal area
AFC Bridgeport is a walk-in clinic that requires no appointment. We provide convienient, low-cost medical care to non-emergency conditions. Our extended office hours allow for appointments every day of the week and nights.
Visit our location at 161 Boston Avenue in Bridgeport or call 203-333-4400 for more information.