Is an abscess contagious?

Expert answer:

No. O abscess does not é contagious.

Abscess is collection of pus located in some tissue, the best known is the abscess located under the skin and in its deeper layers.

It can be the consequence of some infection that is restricted to that locality or as a consequence of a generalized infection in the blood.

In any of these ways, it is not possible to transmit the infection from one person to another.

Therefore, the person with an abscess can normally relate to other people without the risk of infection.

The abscess requires specific treatment depending on its location and extent, and may require surgical removal to drain pus present at the site.

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