Skin Abscess Prevention
- Maintain good personal hygiene by washing the skin with soap and water regularly.
- Take care to avoid cutting oneself when shaving the underarms or pubic area.
- Seek medical attention for any puncture wounds:
- Especially if the person thinks there may be some foreign material or debris inside the wound or under the skin
- If the person has one of the listed medical conditions that may weaken the immune system
- If the person is on steroids, chemotherapy or other immunosuppressive medications, or dialysis
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/24/2015
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