ABSCESS, SPIDER BITE, MRSA
An abscess can be very painful and lead to a worsening infection if left untreated. If present, you may need a procedure to open the area that will allow it to drain. This is called an incision and drainage (I&D). A local anesthetic is injected prior to making the incision to minimize discomfort. Once the area has drained, the wound may be packed with gauze.