An abscess, what does it represent
An abscess is a purulent inflammation of the tissue with the formation of a purulent cavity. It can occur in muscles, bones, subcutaneous tissue, in organs and between them. Abscesses can develop on their own or as a complication of other diseases (trauma, pneumonia, angina).
If a large amount of pus accumulates, the abscess may rupture, leading to pus coming out. This causes an inflammatory process, which can cause blood vessel sepsis and other, no less dangerous consequences.
Therefore, it is necessary to know how to treat an abscess at an early stage.
Accumulation of pus in the tissue bag occurs as a result of decomposed bacteria that the body destroys.
They form pus white blood cells fighting infection.
Abscess: causes and factors of development
Like any other purulent disease, an abscess develops due to a violation of the integrity of the skin and the penetration of pathogenic purulent bacteria into the body. In the reproduction of bacteria on the skin, pus appears and bumps form that fill with pus. It should be noted that some bacteria are capable of causing abscesses as part of the normal microflora of our organism. However, under certain conditions, these bacteria begin to multiply uncontrollably, creating purulent masses. A large number of these microorganisms inhabit the mucous membrane of the mouth, nasal cavity, genitals, mucous membranes of the eye, small and large intestines.
It should be noted that it is quite difficult to detect the pathogen of an abscess, and the effectiveness of treatment depends on the exact identification of the microorganism. There are a large number of pathogenic bacteria that can cause soft tissue abscesses.
The most common causes of abscesses are:
In most cases, skin abscesses are caused by staphylococci. According to recent medical studies, staphylococcus is found in 28% of cases of skin abscesses. About 47% of cases of abscesses that develop in the upper half of the body (abscesses of the neck, face, chest and armpits) are caused by staphylococci.
One of the most common microorganisms that inhabit the large intestine and is excreted by microscopic examination of feces. This microorganism is often the cause of the development of abscesses in the lower half of the body.
Types of abscesses
Abscess – limited purulent inflammation of adipose tissue, accumulation of pus in the cavity.
Abscess in the Douglas space Douglas space is limited by the pelvic peritoneum, located in men between the rectum and the bladder, in women – between the wall of the uterus and the rectum. Abscesses in it most often occur due to the outflow of purulent-inflammatory exudate with diffuse peritonitis of various etiologies, with the pelvic location of the appendix.
Subphrenic abscess – accumulation of pus under the diaphragm. It is most often formed on the right side with peritonitis under the influence of the suction effect that occurs between the dome of the liver and the diaphragm.
Some medications can cause sterile abscesses on the skin that look like cellulite.
In some cases, some diseases (eg pharyngitis, paraphyproctitis, nail ingrown, Crohn’s disease, osteomyelitis, etc.) can be complicated by the appearance of abscesses.
Symptoms and diagnosis of abscess
For superficial abscesses, the manifestations of acute inflammation are typical: redness of the skin, local pain, local fever, swelling, organ dysfunction. The general symptoms of abscesses are typical for inflammatory processes wherever they are: headache, malaise, fever, loss of appetite, weakness.
Herbal abscess treatment
Decoction of echinacea helps the body against bacterial infections: two teaspoons of the root are poured into a glass of water, after boiling it is boiled for 10 minutes. It is drunk 3 times a day.
Frequent ulcers with abscesses can be caused by a lazy stomach and untimely emptying. The following tips help flush out toxins and improve digestion:
• Limit the use of fatty foods, including meat, eggs and dairy products.
• Limit the use of sweets and carbohydrates (white flour and sugar).
• Increase the use of fresh fruits and vegetables.
It is recommended to take:
• Zinc: 45 mg. daily.
• Vitamin A: 50,000 iU daily for two weeks.
Aromatherapy for abscesses
Tea tree oil has an antiseptic effect. Prepare a solution of 2 drops in a cup of tea and smear the abscess with this solution several times a day.
Homeopathy for abscess
When the abscess is very mature and causes stabbing pain: sulfur (Hepar sulfphuris).
At the very beginning, when the abscess pulsates and becomes red and inflamed: Belladonna.
Take 1 tablet per hour to 4 doses and repeat if necessary
Chinese remedy for abscess
Abscesses are thought to be caused by excess body heat. Plants that lower the temperature are recommended: Chinese golden thread, abscesses of wild chrysanthemums and violets. They are prepared as tea.
Hydrotherapy for abscesses
Prepare a hot compress by dipping pure raw cotton in hot water. Keep it on the abscess to remove the pus.
Traditional medicine for apseces
Your doctor may remove pus from the abscess. recommend an antibiotic to prevent possible infection.