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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Staph infection: A skin infection, usually caused by staphylococcus. In the early modern world, a "carbuncle" was a special type of gemstone, and the ugly-but-colorful ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Large red bump: Looks like a large red boil or bump with yellow pus coming to a head. Can start very small as a pimple but then get infected and filled with pus and b ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
No: It is common but only a few percent of the population is prone to skin infections that require to drained. Certain individuals are colonized by MRSA ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience in Dermatology
Depends: It depends on the size, location, and depth of the carbuncle. Also depends if it is draining on its own or because it has been surgically incised. May ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Giant pimple: A carbuncle is a skin infection commonly called a "boil". It usually arises from an infected sebaceous cyst. Treatment is to open and drain it - the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience in Wound care
Skin infections: A furuncle also called, a boil is a deep folliculitis; or infection of a hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by staphylococcus aureus, resulti ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Moxibustion with: salve is one option.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Drainage: Incision and drainage will release pus, allow infection o resolve and relieve pain from pressure.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Carbuncle: These are infections or abscesses in the skin. They are treated with antibiotics and drainage.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience in Dermatology
Boil: Carbuncle is a nodular skin infection which in layman's terms is often referred to as a "boil". Since it is a more nodular, deep type of skin infecti ... Read More

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