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Expert Cyst & Abscess Removal At Family Urgent Care

Are you worried about pain and discomfort caused by a cyst or abscess? Visit Family Urgent Care and have it checked, removed, or drained by expert healthcare providers.

Many people often confuse abscesses and cysts, so first let’s clear the difference between the two.

An abscess is a pus-filled infection within the tissue of the body. The most common location of abscess is tooth, armpits, the base of the spine, groin or even around the anus. It might occur in any part of the body and is usually painful and warm to touch.

On the contrary, a skin cyst is quite different from the abscess. These are pockets of tissue but they could be filled with either pus (if infected), fluid or any other material. They are often painless and take a long period to develop completely. However, if the cysts become infected, they get painful. 

What Are The Common Signs Of an Abscess?

Some of the common signs of abscess are as follows:

  • Swelling along with visible build-up of yellow or white fluid that indicates an infection
  • Redness, tenderness and warmth around the area
  • Painful swelling
  • Sometimes fever and chills can also occur.

Some Common Causes of Cysts & Abscess Formation

Cysts are commonly caused by clogged oil glands, infection or when foreign objects are intact with the skin for a long time.

On the other hand, a skin abscess is usually formed when bacteria grows due to an obstruction of sweat or oil glands, an inflamed hair follicle, or already punctured skin. As a result, pus formation occurs which feels painful and irritating.


How Can We Help In Treating or Removing Cysts & Abscess?

Treating or draining cysts or abscesses requires expert handling and proper aftercare. Therefore, if you notice any abnormal bumps on your skin, getting treatment by medical professionals is essential.

The abscesses can be removed by two minor procedures:

  • Fine Needle Aspiration: In this procedure, a fine sterilized needle is inserted carefully into the affected area after numbing it. The healthcare provider then drains the fluid through the needle.
  • Incision and Drainage: This is similar to a fine needle incision but the difference is that the provider uses a scalpel to make a small incision and the pus is drained out. The provider cleans the area with normal saline and dresses the wound to prevent further accumulation of pus.

Most cysts do not cause pain or discomfort. However, if it gets irritating, the provider can remove the cyst by performing a minor procedure.

So, ready to minimize the discomfort caused by the troublesome cysts or abscesses? You can visit Family Urgent Care in Illinois or Indiana by booking an appointment or directly walking in. Our expert healthcare providers are here to provide compassionate medical care to you and your loved ones!