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An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body. Signs and symptoms of abscesses include redness, pain, warmth, and swelling. The swelling may feel fluid-filled when pressed. The area of redness often extends beyond the swelling.

Causes: Bacterial infection (often MRSA)

Symptoms: Redness, pain, swelling

Treatment: Incision and drainage

Other names: Latin: Abscessus

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