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an abscess is a pocket of pus you can

get an abscess almost anywhere in your

body when an area of your body becomes

infected your body's immune system tries

to fight the infection white blood cells

go to the infected area collect within

the damaged tissue and cause

inflammation during this process pus

forms pus is a mixture of living and

dead white blood cells dermis and dead

tissue bacteria viruses parasites and

swallowed objects can all lead to

abscesses skin abscesses are easy to

detect they are red raised and painful

abscesses inside your body may not be

obvious and can damage organs including

the brain lungs and others

treatments include drainage and

antibiotics