According to WebMD, an abscess is an infection caused by an obstruction of a gland in the skin, hair follicle or break in the skin. The journal Rheumatology notes that a gluteal abscess involves one of these infections i... More »

Scabs protect the scraped skin from forming an infection, so the fastest way for a scab to heal is to make sure it is protected from cracking open, explains WebMD. A rubbed-off scab typically causes the wound to bleed or... More »

A chemical burn from hair toner should be treated as a heat burn: rinse the skin with copious amounts of water or saline solution, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Protect eyes, brush so... More »

If the abscess is less than 1/2-inch across, drain it by applying a warm compress to the area for 30 minutes up to four times a day, according to WebMD. The abscess drains naturally with this treatment. You should never ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Wounds & Bruises

A few minutes after the injury, a wound begins to heal with the formation of a blood clot and scab to protect it from infection, according to MedlinePlus. For two to five days, the wound becomes slightly red and tender a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Wounds & Bruises

First aid treatment is important to the healing process for a burn because it may reduce or prevent the formation of scar tissue and prevent infection, states Pharmacy Times. Individuals should only treat their own burns... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Wounds & Bruises

To treat a wasp sting at home, remove the stinger, control swelling by icing the area, treat symptoms of pain and itchiness, and keep the area clean to prevent infection, states WebMD. Dial 911, or seek emergency treatme... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Wounds & Bruises