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