- Stomach churning footage shows woman having abscess on her back drained
- Dena Brizzi says she has abscesses drained a lot, but this one was unusually big
- The footage came from the ER department in Pomona Valley Hospital, California
This stomach-churning footage shows a woman having the abscess on her back drained – with the puss squirting across the room.
The footage, which continues for three minutes, shows Dena Llynette Brizzi having the humongous abscess on her back drained.
Despite often having abscesses, Brizzi claims that they are not always as bad as this one – which takes prodding, cutting and separating to drain.
This stomach churning footage shows a woman having the abscess on her back drained
The footage shows Dena Llynette Brizzi having the humongous abscess on her back drained.
The footage was captured in Pomona, California at the Pomona Valley Hospital in the ER department.
Brizzi, 48, said: ‘I get abscesses every three months, and I started getting them about 10 years ago.
‘The video shows the worst and biggest one I’ve ever had – I didn’t believe it when they told me it had squirted across the room and the doctor had to move out of the way.
‘They wanted to hospitalise me for that one due to the size, because people can die from letting them go untreated or popping them themselves.
‘Every time I get one it needs to be popped and after it is they do go away and because the pressure is released it feels better.’
The footage was captured in California at the Pomona Valley Hospital in the ER department
‘They wanted to hospitalise me for that one due to the size because people can die,’ Brizzi said
Do NOT try this at home
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 Brizzi.
These can then infect the bloodstream and cause someone to become sick or develop a fever.
Doctors do not recommend attempting to those with abcesses to treat them themselves.
Puncturing an abscess can push can contaminate the area and cause the person to develop further infections.
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.