Boils & Carbuncles



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Boils: A skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. It starts by turning red, then develops into a lump after 4-7 days with a white as puss collects under the skin.

Common places to find boils: Face, neck, armpit, shoulders. If on the eye, it is called a sty.
-When multiple boils, it is considered a carbuncle.

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Causes: A germ called Staphylococcal Bacteria after it enters through tiny nicks and cuts.

  • Diabetes
  • Immune System problems
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor hygiene
  • Exposure to chemicals

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Treatment:
  • Soak it in warm compress
  • When boils drains, wash it with soap
  • Apply ointment and bandage until healed

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