Stomach-churning clip reveals the moment a stream of cottage cheese-like pus pours out of an abscess that had been growing on an elderly man’s back for 25 YEARS
- Kerry Andrew, from Bristol, attacked the huge abscess on her father Dave’s back
- A voice in the background screamed ‘oh my goodness me’ 3 times in the clip
- Both Ms Andrew and the other woman agreed the fluid had an unpleasant aroma
Gruesome footage has captured the moment an abscess that had been growing on an elderly man’s back for 25 years was popped.
In the stomach-churning two minute-long clip, an endless stream of pus poured out of the huge lump on Dave Andrew’s back.
A voice in the background screamed ‘oh my goodness me’ three times, at the sheer amount of yellow gunge and its grim stench.
Mr Andrew’s daughter Kerry attacked the mass with a scalpel, digging a small hole into the mass and coaxing the disgusting fluid out.
In the stomach-churning two minute-long clip, an endless stream of pus poured out of the huge lump on Dave Andrew’s back. A voice in the background screamed ‘oh my goodness me’ three times, at the sheer amount of yellow gunge and its grim stench
Another unidentified woman laughed, as the pus oozed out of Mr Andrew’s abscess.
Both Ms Andrew and the other woman agreed the fluid had an unpleasant aroma, saying multiple times during the clip it ‘stinks’.
In his daughter’s first squeeze of the mass, the pus shot out and trickled down his back. But she refused to give up until it had all came out.
At one point, Mr Andrew, who was sitting in a wooden chair in his Bristol home, moved and the pus fell off his back onto the floor below him.
Trying to inform Mr Andrew what was coming out of his abscess, they described the fluid as being like ‘cheese’ and ‘aerosol cream’.
Mr Andrew denied being in lots of pain, as his daughter continued to dig into the mammoth abscess with her bright pink fingernails.
Once the cyst became empty, Ms Andrew joked to her father: ‘You’ll need a tummy-tuck now… you’ve got loose skin.’
In an interview with Newsflare about the vile clip, Ms Andrew revealed the cyst had been on his back ‘for a very long time’.
She added: ‘He had it drained on NHS 25 years ago.
‘In the last few days before we popped it, he said it was getting sore and uncomfortable when he laid down.’
Ms Andrew admitted she was a little concerned she was hurting her father – but he asked her to ‘just go for it’.
What is an abscess and how can it be treated?
An abscess is a mass surrounded by a pink or red colored area. The middle of the abscess is normally filled with pus or debris.
The most common location for an abscess is under the armpit, although it can also form anywhere from an inflammation around a hair follicle.
- They are caused by a build-up of oils underneath the skin.
- If germs get into hair follicles or pores it could turn into an infection which would then form an abscess.
- A mass forms which is usually warm and tender to touch.
- The infection can spread to underneath the skin into the tissue or even bloodstream.
- If it spreads, it can cause fever and or make the person ill.
- If the abscess is small, you can apply a warm compress to it daily to help reduce the size.
- It is not recommended to puncture or drain the abscess because it could cause a larger infection.
- If it gets large enough, a doctor can numb the area and remove the abscess.