Lately; an ultimate challenge where all I have learned at these boards came very useful. My cat had been into a fight that caused lots of punctured wounds around his neck. Cleansed with iodine, but I missed a couple of them, located by his jaw bone. Abscess developed, but I didn't notice it until it was really big and serious. It ruptured with a stinking mass of blood, pus, grain-like sediment.
I have used homeopathy, Colloidal Silver , iodine, salt, zinc, castor oil ( to draw out the pus) etc etc.
Now after a week it seems to be a success (abcess drained, wound dried and locked), but to make sure I will take him to a veterinary for a second opinion, and a CRP. First time ever with my cats! The veterinary is also a homeopath so hopefully we can have a fruitful conversation of how to proceed.
wish you all a happy holiday; all good over here except for the cat:)