The duration of treatment
The duration of treatment can range from a few days to several weeks in the presence of an abscess. The actual duration of treatment depends on the stage of the respective abscess. In general, it can be assumed that the duration of treatment is significantly shorter for an abscess that has already opened.
For this reason, it is advisable to consider a prompt surgical opening for large abscesses. An abscess that is only treated with home remedies and/or special ointments usually requires a particularly long treatment period.