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Boils and carbuncles Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... A boil usually appears suddenly as a painful pink or red bump about 1/2 inch in diameter. The surrounding skin may also be red and swollen. Within 24 hours, the bump fills with pus. It grows larger an...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Boils usually form when one or more hair follicles — the tube-shaped shafts from which hair grows — become infected with staph bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus). These bacteria, which norma...
Source: MayoClinic

Boils and carbuncles Prevention

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Prevention
... Although it''s not always possible to prevent boils, especially if you have a compromised immune system, the following measures may help you avoid staph infections: Thoroughly clean even small cuts an...
Source: MayoClinic

Boils and carbuncles Treatment

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Complications
... In some cases, bacteria from a boil can enter your bloodstream and travel to other parts of your body. The spreading infection, commonly known as blood poisoning (septicemia), can rapidly become life-...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Your doctor may drain a large boil or carbuncle by making a small incision in the tip. This relieves pain, speeds recovery and helps lessen scarring. Deep infections that can''t be completely cleared ...
Source: MayoClinic

   

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