Is there an effective way to treat Perianal Abscess?

An abscess creates a painful swelling that causes pain and swelling near the opening of the anus. It can also cause fever.

Treatment involves surgical opening and draining the pus from the infected cavity, making an incision in the skin near the anus to relieve the pressure. Sometimes a small catheter is left in the incision for several days to ensure adequate drainage. After the acute phase of the abscess is over, a fistula is formed in the majority of patients who are treated only by simple opening-drainage of the abscess under local anesthesia. Treatment of the fistula is always surgical and often with poor results.

Therefore, the most correct and effective treatment of perianal abscess is wide open-canal drainage and surgical cleaning of the abscess cavity by a qualified surgeon, minimizing the chances of fistula formation.