Published on Mar 06, 2017 and last reviewed on Jun 24, 2019 - 1 min read
An Injection Abscess is a pus filled mass that occurs at the site where injection was administered. It occurs due to infection of the area. This article explains what an injection abscess is, how it can be prevented and how it is treated.
An ABSCESS is a pus filled mass, usually caused by infection.
An abscess is warm to touch and mostly painful. It can occur on any part of your body.
An INJECTION ABSCESS is an abscess that occurs at the site of injection, usually occurring a few days after administration of injection.
It is very common in the gluteal region (buttocks). Rarely, the abscess breaks open on its own and releases the pus. In most cases it requires surgical intervention. The doctor cuts open the abscess to help in drainage of pus and relief from symptoms.
These symptoms occur following administration of an injection.
Visit your doctor if you have the above mentioned symptoms. The doctor will examine the abscess and decide future course of action.
If the abscess is small, the doctor may simply prescribe antibiotics that will ensure complete cure.
If the abscess is big, incision and drainage will be done. After administering anaesthesia, the doctor opens the abscess and drains the pus. The procedure is followed by bandaging the area and prescription of antibiotics. The anaesthesia makes the procedure painless.
Injection abscesses occur usually due to entry of infectious organisms during the penetration of needle into the skin. Make sure that aseptic measures are used before administering the injection at the hospital/clinic.
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