An abscess is a skin bump that forms due to the collection of pus within the tissues as a response to an infection. This may appear in different parts of the body and most of them are harmless. Someplace of the body where an abscess may appear include the armpit, anus, groin, tooth, or the base of the spine. Cysts are somewhat similar to an abscess, but these sacs are filled with pus, fluid, or other substances. A cyst may slowly grow in different parts of the body and is often painless and harmless.
Abscess and cysts can be a real bother to the patient; therefore, the clinic provides excision as a procedure to remove both of these unwanted skin bumps. Through an incision and drainage procedure, the healthcare practitioner will create a small incision on the abscess, drain the pus, and clean the wound.