Is skin abscess curable?

Yes. Antibiotics, local cleaning with soap and warm water, and sometimes surgical drainage is indicated. Diabetic condition or other immune disorders can make this condition sometimes worse.

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What happens if a skin abscess is left untreated for too long?

Gets better or worse. It will either get better on its own by opening and draining or by being absorbed by the body or it will get worse and need incision and drainage with antibiotic treatment. Read more...

How long does it take for a skin abscess with a hole to drain itself completely?

Size matters. It would depend on how big it is and how much surrounding infection is about. Antibiotics? Hot soap running water over the area as many times as is convenient will help. Read more...

I got a small solid piece of something out of a skin abscess. What is it and is it normal?

Hard to tell. This would be tricky without seeing it, but it could be a small piece of fat that has broken free from the infection. Or if this is an inflammed ruptured cyst rather than an abcess, it may be part of the cyst wall. Finally if the abcess is from a splinter or a foreign body it may be a piece of that. Read more...

I started getting skin abscess a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

How large? It depends how large and how deep the abscess is. If it is large and needs an operation then it will take longer than 1 week. If it is small, one week should take care of it. Read more...