Abscesses skin, also identified as a boil, is a bump that appears on or beneath the skin’s surface. Usually, this bulge is filled with pus or a clear liquid. A bacterial infection usually causes it. A skin abscess can show up on any area of the body at any time. It is most commonly found on the patient’s back, face, body, and buttocks. Skin abscesses can also form in areas with a lot of hair growth, such as the armpits or the groin.
A significant proportion of skin abscesses are not contagious and will heal independently. If an abscess is not treated quickly, it can lead to severe and potential risks.