- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
- A man posted a minute and a half long video on YouTube of him puncturing his abcess to relieve the pressure
- You can see the scissors go into the side of his cheek before he is able to squeeze yellowish pus out of the mass
- An abscess is a large mass that usually can be painful to touch
A man pierced a large abscess on the side of his cheek with a pair of scissors after doctors were unable to remove it.
Jeremie posted a video on YouTube of him alleviating the pain of his abscess and popping it so the pus could dribble out and into a sink below.
He first went to the ER to get the infection treated it but after medication it came back stronger than ever.
The stomach-churning video showed him using a pair of scissors to pierce the abscess and then use his fingers to push the liquid out.
Jeremie posted a video on YouTube of his painful abscess that he decided to pop himself with the use of a pair of scissors. The video lasted about a minute and a half
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.
It can also form from 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.
Jeremie first got the abscess on his lower jaw and it made its way through his skin and into his cheek.
An abscess is a mass that is normally filled with pus or debris.
If not treated, it can grow into the tissue underneath the skin like it did with Jeremie.
These can even infect the bloodstream and cause someone to be sick or have a fever.
So Jeremie went into the ER to get it fixed because the abscess had grown so large on his lower jaw.
Doctors gave him pain and infection medication to treat the abscess, but he said those last for about two weeks.
The abscess grew back along the left side of his jaw.
He decided to take matters into his own hands and puncture the abscess himself with the use of a pair of scissors.
This method is not recommended by doctors because puncturing the abscess can push more germs into the wound instead of releasing them out.
It could also cause a larger infection.
But, Jeremie used a pair of small scissors to dig the blade deep into the mass.
In the video, it took him about 30 seconds to puncture the mass deep enough to break through all of the skin.
Once he was done, he was able to squeeze yellowish pus out of the abscess, down the side of his cheek and into the bathroom sink.
The entire video lasted about one minute and thirty seconds where viewers get to see the popping of the abscess and all the liquid it releases afterward.
Jeremie first used his scissors to dig into the side of his cheek. Once he broke through the skin, he was able to squeeze the yellowish pus out of the abscess to relieve the pressure