A skin abscession is a condition that occurs when there is a loss of skin contact between two skin tissues, such as a lesion or scar.
The lesion is the tissue that forms the protective covering around the skin, and is called a “skin abscess.”
Skin abscesses can occur in areas of the body, such the nose, that are exposed to the sun.
The skin can also become abscessed at the base of the tongue, or at the tip of the cheek, when there’s a problem with the lining of the mouth or throat.
If you have abscessions on your face or lips, you may also be able to notice a change in your skin tone.
Symptoms of abscessing skin may include: Tiredness that’s often accompanied by a change to your skin color, or the appearance of dry, scaly skin.
Skin may become discolored or appear darkening.
Swelling or cracking around the abscess.
The appearance of pus, redness, swelling, or itching.
Causes of absences are not well understood.
However, scientists are working to develop new therapies to help people recover from abscesss.
In the meantime, it’s important to check on your skin regularly to make sure you don’t have a skin absence.
You can call the National Skin Foundation at 1-800-843-9244 to get more information.
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