Cysts and abscesses are fluid-filled lumps on the body. However, cysts and abscesses are not medically the same. Cysts are usually painless, whereas abscesses are extremely painful and uncomfortable. An abscess forms when a cyst becomes infected or sore. While cysts and abscesses are not a medical emergency and can be treated at home, draining them requires medical expertise.
If a cyst or abscess is refusing to budge with home remedies and is causing discomfort, visit us at Metro Urgent Care for a check-up. Our team of professionals is experienced in safe aspiration and drainage of cysts and abscesses, offering instant relief from pain.
Cysts are caused by clogged oil glands or an infection around a foreign object in the body, such as a piercing. Abscesses result from inflammation caused when bacteria enter the skin through a puncture or when oil and sweat glands get clogged.
The following are two ways of treating cysts and abscesses:
Antibiotics are also often prescribed to ensure there is no infection. The drained fluid may be tested for malignancy. The patient may need to return for several more sessions for the complete removal of the cyst or abscess.
The tell-tale signs of an abscess are:
Your health and well-being are our priority, and we take great care in diagnosing and treating abscesses and cysts. Besides a dedicated team of providers with years of experience, Metro Urgent Care also has:
If you are worried about a cyst or are suffering from a painful abscess, don't wait. Visit our Metro Urgent Care walk-in clinic in Chicago, IL, for a quick check-up and to discuss your treatment options with our expert healthcare professionals.