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Category : Health Centers > Skin Conditions
Alternate Names : Abscess, Furuncle, Carbuncle, Boil
Skin Abscess | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring
The diagnosis of a skin abscess begins with a history and physical examination.
The healthcare provider may collect a sample of pus from the abscess and send
it to the laboratory so the organism can be identified.
Skin Abscess: Symptoms & Signs
Skin Abscess: Prevention & Expectations
Author: Lynn West, MD Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN Date Reviewed: 07/27/01