I checked the search engine, and saw a lot of posts about having and identifying abscesses, but didn't see anything about getting rid of them. I thought this might be some helpful information for people trying to get rid of them.
Let me start off by saying that if you have one, your right thing to do is go to the hospital and get it looked at by the doctor. The information I am giving is not from a doctor, and I do not claim for this to be a cure all/fix all for treatment. I do, however, know that not everyone can afford to go to the hospital, for monetary or legal reasons. So, in the name of harm reduction, here is an option to try before you go to see the doctor.
That being said, a while ago, I had an abscess from shooting dope that was terrible and I couldn't get it to go away. I had just gotten from my job, and I was on probation, so I didn't have any money and if I got into any trouble, I was facing jail time.
My good friend is a professional Kung Fu fighter, and in his ten years of fighting, he has encountered a lot of infections. When he told me that he could probably get rid of it, I did not believe him, considering it hadn't gone away in two weeks. I was soon convinced otherwise.
WHAT HE NEEDED:
Shotglass (or small glass)
BC Powder (or crushed up aspirin)
Access to Extremely Hot Water
Clean Bandage for After
WHAT HE DID:
Take a shotglass (or a small glass). Take equal parts of BC powder (if you don't have any BC, powder, crush up some aspirin pills), flour, baking soda, and salt, and pour them in the shotglass. You'll need enough to fill the shotglass about half of the way up. Pour in some water, but only enough to get all of the powder wet. You don't want a liquid solution, just a wet mixture of powder. Stir it all together.
Once you have the solution, clean off your abscess with soap and water. Once the area is clean, take some of the damp powder and make a layer of it on top of the abscess, covering it completely.
Turn on your sink, and turn the heat all the way up. Once the water is steaming, get the washcloth completely saturated, and cover the abscess with it and press down. The water should be so hot that it will fucking hurt. It can be extremely uncomfortable, but will be worth it.
Once the washcloth cools off, remove it from the abscess, and repeat the process about five times in a row. Once you are done, clean it off again and wrap it in a bandage.
This is the exact process he used on me. It was extremely painful, and took about thirty minutes. The next day, less than 24 hours later, the abscess was completely gone.
I have used this process one more time since then, and it worked both times.
Like I said, the best thing to do to cure an abscess is to go see the doctor.
This was just my last ditch effort to do something about it. I had already made a doctor appointment for the next day, but my friend asked me to let him try something before I went. It was just crazy... I canceled the appointment because it was gone by them.