Medical Definition of Skin abscess

Skin abscess: A common boil, a collection of pus beneath the skin, which may need to be surgically lanced to let it drain and heal.

Quick GuideRosacea, Acne, Shingles: Common Adult Skin Diseases

Rosacea, Acne, Shingles: Common Adult Skin Diseases

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