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An abscess is a limited inflammation in the tissues or organs, characterized by the accumulation of pus in the newly formed cavity under the dense membrane. An abscess occurs most often after any mechanical damage to the skin (for example, due to a splinter), through which pyogenic microbes penetrate under the skin (staphylococci, streptococci, blue pus, fungus cryptococci, etc.), causing the formation of inflammation in a given place, where pus accumulates quickly. This is the so-called maturation of the abscess. Without medical intervention, the abscess gradually matures, the tissue covering it protrudes, becomes thinner and eventually bursts, allowing the pus to come out. Sometimes along with pus comes to the surface and a foreign body that caused suppuration, for example, a splinter. Recess after the abscess gradually grows, forming a scar. However, the abscess is not always opened on its own; sometimes the body's defenses are not enough to kill germs, or an abscess is located so deep that it is not able to break through itself. Then the infection can spread further, and germs enter the bloodstream, causing sepsis. Abscesses are acute, subacute and chronic, aseptic and infectious.

Symptoms The abscess is hemispherical in shape. On palpation, it is painful, fluctuates a little, the local (and sometimes general) temperature is elevated, pulse and respiration are speeded up, and the general state of the cat is depressed. The above picture of typical acute inflammation is characteristic of the so-called hot abscess.
A special kind of abscesses are the so-called cold ulcers, which are not accompanied by inflammatory phenomena (redness, fever, acute pain). Cold abscesses occur in tuberculosis of the skin, bones and joints, but in cats are very rare.

First aid. At the initial stage of inflammation, you can use "lead" gadgets from water-diluted vinegar, warming compresses, poultices, heating pads. If the abscess is opened, then the cavity should be washed with 3% hydrogen peroxide, or with potassium permanganate.

When the temperature rises, you must show the cat to the veterinarian.

Phytotherapy. With abscesses, phyto-elite antiseptic ointment can be recommended externally, and inside - phyto-elite preparation “Cleansing Tea” for cleaning the body from toxic products of the infectious process.

Homeopathic treatment. The appointment of the drug traumel with an abscess is the most correct choice. Traumel, in this case, will contribute to the rapid formation of an abscess and the resolution of the process.

In addition, with the help of traumel, it is possible to control the rise in temperature and the painful reaction that always accompany the process of abscess formation.

In case of multiple abscesses, Echinacea Compositum is used. The drug should be prescribed in the form of injections: on the first day, twice then once a day until complete recovery.
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