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Procedure - Abscess Draining

Abscesses are tender and painful masses on the surface of skin that feel warm to the touch. They are pink to deep red in color and can show up anywhere on the body. Common abscess sites include the armpit (axillae), the base of the spine, anus, or around hair follicles. All abscesses should be addressed by a professional, but they can be particularly dangerous if they develop near the rectum or groin.

Abscesses are infections that can have a few possible causes. If an oil or sweat gland obstructs, abscesses can develop underneath the gland. If the skin is punctured or breaks, germs can get underneath the skin and an abscess may form as the body’s defense mechanisms try to kill of the germs. Another common cause of abscesses is inflammation of hair follicles. If hair is plucked, nicked, or shaved, this can trigger an inflammatory response causing an abscess.

How are abscesses treated?

Do not attempt to squeeze, puncture, or drain an abscess on your own as this may injure the underlying blood vessel and make the infection spread. If you suspect that you have an abscess, make an appointment with an Ogden Clinic physician.

Ogden Clinic physicians diagnose and treat abscesses often, usually through draining the sore. Abscesses are not difficult to drain but should be drained professionally. Schedule an appointment today if you have a sore larger than 1 cm or if it continues to grow.

After an Ogden Clinic physician drains the abscess, you will be given home care instructions. It’s important that the sore stays clean and uncontaminated while it heals. You may also be instructed to soak or flush the wound as part of your home care. Rest assured your Ogden Clinic provider will give clear direction on how and when to address the wound. After a couple of days, drainage of the abscess will be minimal; you may no longer need to drain it. Abscesses usually heal on their own when proper follow-up care is used.

Kelly  Amann, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Amann, Kelly, DO
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Elisabeth  Anderson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Anderson, Elisabeth, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Brett  Arbon, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Arbon, Brett, FNP-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Chase  Bailey, DNP, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Bailey, Chase, DNP
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Enrique  Baires, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Baires, Enrique, MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Carolyn  Belfry, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Belfry, Carolyn, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Candace  Bielik, PA-C, Family Medicine,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Bielik, Candace, PA-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Daniel  Broadbent, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Farmington

Broadbent, Daniel, MD
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080
Michael  Browne, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Browne, Michael, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Stephen  Bruce, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Bruce, Stephen, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Bridger  Butters, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Butters, Bridger, PA-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Daniel  Chappell, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  McKay-Dee Hospital – Laborist Program, Farmington, LDS Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services, Lakeview Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services

Chappell, Daniel, DO
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-397-6080
D. Carl  Christensen, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Christensen, D. Carl, FNP-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Lane  Christensen, DNP, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Christensen, Lane, DNP
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Mark  Christian, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Christian, Mark, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Van  Christiansen, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Christiansen, Van, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Samantha  Clarkson, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Clarkson, Samantha, FNP-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
David  Cope, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic, LDS Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services, Lakeview Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services

Cope, David, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Jennifer  Crafton, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Crafton, Jennifer, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Christopher  Davis, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Davis, Christopher, DO
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Darek  Eggleston, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Eggleston, Darek, DO
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Roxina  Fischer, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

Fischer, Roxina, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Rodney  Grogan, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Grogan, Rodney, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Matthew  Hagemeyer, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Hagemeyer, Matthew, MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Lane  Heder, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Heder, Lane, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
John  Hemmersmeier, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Hemmersmeier, John, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Shelby  Holmes, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  Canyon View

Holmes, Shelby, FNP-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Eric  Johnson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Johnson, Eric, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Brittany  Kester, PA-C, ATC, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Kester, Brittany, PA-C, ATC
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Dallen  Larson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Larson, Dallen, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Damon  Marsh, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Marsh, Damon, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Brian  Mattsson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Mattsson, Brian, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Lisa  Miconi-Correa, FNP-BC, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Miconi-Correa, Lisa, FNP-BC
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Roark  Neville, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Neville, Roark, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Grace  O'Brien, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

O'Brien, Grace, DO
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Shelby  Pitts, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  Skyline

Pitts, Shelby, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Kerry  Reynolds, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Reynolds, Kerry, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Rebecca  Sandberg, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Sandberg, Rebecca, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
J. David Schmitz, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Schmitz, J., MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Emily  Shanafelt, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Shanafelt, Emily, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Lisa  Stephens, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Stephens, Lisa, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Kimberly  Taggart, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  Grand View

Taggart, Kimberly, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Raymond  Ward, MD, PhD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Ward, Raymond, MD, PhD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Amanda  Ward, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Ward, Amanda, FNP-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-298-4112
Michelle  Wasden, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Wasden, Michelle, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Renee  West, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

West, Renee, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Ryan  Westbroek, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

Westbroek, Ryan, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Kayleen  Wilson, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Wilson, Kayleen, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Darin  Winn, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Winn, Darin, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Kurtis (K.C.)  Woolf, MD, Family Medicine,  Grand View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Woolf, Kurtis (K.C.), MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Jessica  Wozab, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Wozab, Jessica, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900