It started off last Wednesday (four days ago) as an apparently infected hair root. By Thursday an abscess had started to form and it has just gotten bigger and bigger. I had hoped that it would develop a head near the surface that I would be able to open and drain myself. As this hasn’t happened I will be going to the doctor tomorrow so that I can get some antibiotics, and hopefully get the blasted thing drained.
This is really getting annoying as I have had several of these large abscesses in the last year or two; with this being the third that is going to need lancing this year. In January I had one on the back of my neck lanced, in February one on the inside of my thigh and now this one on my chin. Both my sons have also had them and while some have presented as spider bites with necrotic tissue rather than a pus-filled abscess, others seem to just be regular abscesses. Fortunately Mela hasn’t had any as she has more than enough medical worries of her own without having this sort of thing.