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Boil or furuncle is a skin disease caused by the inflammation of hair follicles, thus resulting inBoil / Abscess thelocalized accumulation of pus and dead tissues. A boil is a red, swollen, painful bump under the skin similar to an overgrown pimple. Boils are often caused by infected hair follicles. Individual boils can cluster together and form an interconnected network of boils called carbuncles. In severe cases, boils may develop to form abscesses.

The abscess can become larger than a ping-pong ball and may be extremely painful. They occur most often in areas where there is hair and chafing. The face, neck, armpits, breast, groin and buttocks are common sites.

Last Updated -21st December 2005





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