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Abscess (cont.)

Is It Possible to Prevent a Skin Abscess?

  • 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 7/15/2016

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