Shocking Armpit Abscess - See It Popped and Drained!

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The Doctors continue to keep it gross!

Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra has the honor of sharing footage of a large abscess located in an armpit that was popped and drained.

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She explains that an abscess is a collection of pus that forms under the skin. This is usually caused by a bacteria infection in a hair follicle or from a cut. An abscess is your body's way of stopping bacteria from entering your bloodstream. In addition to the armpit , they can be found in the groin, hands, feet, and torso area.

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Dr. Batra stresses that this type of issue should not be dealt with at home and should be treated by a medical professional in a sterile environment. She goes on to note that if an abscess is accompanied by a fever over 101 or 102 degrees or if the area is red and inflamed that this could be a sign of a serious infection and should be treated medically. She says that any abscess larger than half an inch should be seen by a doctor.