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The Doctors continue to keep it gross!
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.
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.