Hi there EJ
As Annie said try the hot compresses. I've not long had a nasty abscess in that region myself.
I did hot compresses, using a flannel and having it as hot as I could bare without scalding myself, I did that 3 times a day.
I spoke to my doctor about mine and she advised me to wash that area with liquid anti bacterial soap, she said it helps keep the bacteria in that area down.
This is also extremely important if yours has burst as the pus will be infectious and you don't want it causing another one.
Mine burst on it's own in the end but it was draining for a good 5 days, but the relief was amazing!!!
Maybe you're a bit run down especially if you haven't been feeling so good, as your immune system may not be quite as good as it should be, that's what I think triggered mine.
If you're not eating so well, try eating fruit and vegetables and yoghurt, all with help your immune system.
If your abscess becomes troublesome just pop to your doctors and get some antibiotics.
Let us know how you get on please hun and I hope you feel better soon