Post Aural Abscess Incision and Drainage

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A post-aural abscess refers to an abscess or collection of pus that develops in the area behind the ear. The term “post-aural” specifically indicates the location, as it involves the space posterior or behind the ear. Abscesses are often caused by bacterial infections and can result in localized swelling, redness, and pain.

Common causes of post-aural abscesses include infections of the hair follicles, glands, or skin in the area behind the ear. These infections can be triggered by factors such as poor hygiene, skin injuries, or compromised immune function.

Symptoms may include swelling, tenderness, warmth, and the presence of a painful lump behind the ear. Treatment typically involves draining the abscess and administering antibiotics to address the underlying infection. It is essential to seek medical attention if you suspect a post-aural abscess, as healthcare professionals can provide proper diagnosis and appropriate care.

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