Skin Abscess Treatment Hospital in Salt Lake

Skin Abscess

Skin Abscess Treatment in Salt Lake


  • A skin abscess is a pocket of pus that occurs below the surface of the skin. The bump is generally full of translucent fluid or pus. It usually occurs because of a bacterial infection. It can appear on any part of the body. 

Pre Procedure

  • No specific instructions are required to be followed before the procedure.

During Procedure

  • This invasive procedure generally takes around 10-15 minutes, depending on the type and size of skin abscess. It is performed by a treating doctor, who is assisted by a nurse at all times.

  • The patient will be asked to sign a consent form.

  • The patient will be shifted to a room where their privacy will be respected throughout the procedure.

  • The site of the abscess is then exposed and the rest of the body is covered with a blanket or a bed sheet.

  • Betadine solution is used to clean the site.

  • The patient will be given local anaesthesia via injection by the doctor.

  • An incision is made on the abscess, after which, the purulent collection is drained for relieving discomfort and aiding healing. The swab is then sent to the laboratory for examination.

  • The site of the incision is dressed by the nurse. 

Post Procedure

  • After the procedure, the patient may be given antibiotics and painkillers.

  • The patient may need to come for dressings daily depending on the condition of the abscess and the site of the incision or as per the instructions of the doctor. Regular dressings enable faster healing and prevent infections.

  • The patient is advised to avoid taking a shower for a few days as the site must be kept dry until it has completely healed. Instead, the patient may sponge bathe.

  • The patient is advised to wear loose clothing so that the site of the incision and the dressings do not get disturbed. 

  • In case of bleeding from the site or soakage, the patient is advised to contact the doctor immediately. 

  • There are no dietary restrictions and the patient may perform their routine activities after the procedure.

  • The culture reports will be shared with the patient after three days after the completion of the procedure. 

Skin Abscess Removal in Kolkata is available at Manipal Hospital where doctors have specialized knowledge and experience related to the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative, and post-operative management.

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