Abscesses can be most painful and uncomfortable. The line of treatment will depend on its location and size.
Abscesses are often treated by a course of antibiotics, by a simple drainage procedure or by a minor surgery. At times, abscess needs no treatment after draining and others have to be dealt with a minor surgery.
The second option can be very painful and might require the administration of a local anesthetic or a topical numbing cream. The numbing cream will cut down the discomfort and pain considerably and will allow the doctor and the patient to carry out the procedure successfully. Let’s read more about how numbing creams are sued in removal of abscess.
1. The Surgery
In a surgery conducted for removal of an abscess, the patient is kept awake and he is aware of his surroundings. The surgeon applies the numbing cream well in advance. He then makes an incision in the abscess and tries to drain all the pus out. He might even take a sample of the pus and send it for further test. The hole is now cleaned and dressed properly.
2. Numbing is Most Critical
In this whole process it needs to be observed that if the area had not been numbed beforehand, the surgery would not have been possible. Numbing an area with an abscess is not an easy task; it is a task that’s best left to an experienced medical practitioner with prior experience in the field.
3. Numbing Creams
Products like Dr. Numb are often being used by surgeons in order to make painful procedures, painless. Just by applying the cream an hour or so before the surgery, the area becomes numb; the anxiety is well under control! The cream is recommended all over the world for painless abscess removal procedures.