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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,it is. You: need an antibiotic and warm compresses to the boil 4-5x/day to help it open and drain..
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience 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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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Carbuncle: A carbuncle is a skin infection that often involves a group of hair follicles. The infected material forms a lump, which occurs deep in the skin and m ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Carbuncle: Carbuncle is a skin infection that often involves a group of hair follicles. The infected material forms a lump, which occurs deep in the skin and may ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This is one that: is best evaluated in person by a physician. Take care.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Moxibustion with: salve is one option.

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