An abscess is an inflamed pustule that is usually caused by a bacterial infection. can occur with both external and internal organs in the body The first skin abscess is usually a raised red bump. touch and hurt The blisters will then gradually soften, enlarge and cause more pain. They may be about half an inch large. Including beginning to have pus accumulated inside until seeing a white head above the blister The inflammation can be so severe that the skin around the abscess can become inflamed. A new abscess is formed around the same abscess. Swollen lymph nodes or fever
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Acne is a pore that gets clogged by sebum or dead skin cells. Sometimes there may also be inflammation. Usually found on the face, neck, chest, back or shoulder. There are many types of acne and inflammatory acne. Severe and large pimples may be cysts. which resembles an abscess
Abscesses are typically larger, swollen, red, and painful than pimples. Abscesses, pustules, and cysts are also caused by inflammation of the hair follicle and contain pus. Make them look so similar that it's hard to notice the difference. If the symptoms are severe or self-treated initially, the symptoms do not improve. You should see a doctor for a checkup. And avoid squeezing the pimple or abscess to drain the pus out yourself.
Initial treatment of abscesses
Your doctor may recommend that patients with severe abscesses take antibiotics or remove pus. Smaller abscesses and less severe inflammation may be self-healing by using warm water soaks or hot compresses 3-4 times a day for approximately 20 minutes each time to stimulate blood circulation in the inflamed skin. And help the immune system and white blood cells enter the area more. to eliminate bacteria that cause inflammation
Primary acne treatment
Mild inflamed acne may be self-treating with herbal remedies. Medicines or facial cleansing products that are certified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the advice of pharmacists such as
- Benzoyl peroxide is a drug that comes in many forms, such as creams, gels, lotions and face washes. Has properties to help eliminate bacteria that cause acne. But it doesn't help the skin's oil glands produce less oil or help shallow pores. If you stop using it, acne may occur again. However, the drug may cause side effects, causing the skin to dry out. And should be careful not to stain the clothes. because it may cause the color of the fabric to bleed
- Salicylic acid, often found in lotions, creams, or patches. Has properties to help reduce clogging of pores. But it does not reduce the production of oil from the sebaceous glands or kill bacteria. and should be used continuously as with benzoyl peroxide
- Acne medication in the vitamin A acid group, applied externally It has properties to reduce swelling and inflammation. The drug will only work on acne that has already started to form. In the early stages of use, it resulted in more acne breakouts. This is then gradually reduced. Some products containing this medication may only be prescribed by a doctor. Because it is more severe than the type that is generally sold.
- Sulfur, or sulfur, is often used as an ingredient in most acne products. But it is less effective in treating acne and it is unclear how it works in treating acne.
- alcohol and acetone It is often used as a component of some acne products. It has antibacterial properties and removes it from the face. which will result in a dry face It is also effective in treating little or no acne. They are often available over-the-counter, but dermatologists don't recommend using them.
- Other products, such as plant products, herbs, or natural ingredients that are effective in treating acne. But the efficacy of these products in the treatment of acne is not conclusively proven and may help with very little acne breakouts.
How can I prevent an abscess?
An abscess is a contagious skin problem. But it can be prevented by avoiding risky behaviors that could lead to an abscess from others. including keeping the body clean as follows:
- Always wash your hands with soap.
- Avoid sharing personal items with others such as towels, razors, clothes, etc.
- Avoid squeezing the abscess manually. Because the bacteria may spread to different parts of the body.
- Wash and close the wound on the skin to prevent bacteria from entering the wound Otherwise, the wound can become inflamed and an abscess can form.
How can I prevent acne?
Unlike abscesses, acne is not contagious to others. Preventing acne can therefore be done by keeping the body clean. especially the face and avoid sebum clogging pores as follows:
- Wash your face with a gentle product on your face at least twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed. But it should not be washed too often. because it will make your face dry. As a result, the facial skin has to produce fat to replace it and there is a greater risk of acne clogging from fat.
- Wash your hair regularly so as not to make me oily Because the oil from the hair can cause acne.
- Choose oil-free skin care and makeup products.
- Avoid wearing hats or accessories that constrict the skin for a long time. Because it may irritate the skin and cause acne to follow.