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My friend has many carbuncles around his face and on his neck. what's causing these?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Bacterial infection: Carbuncles are suppurative bacterial infections of the skin. Your friend should see a doctor to get these treated. He should also be tested for diabetes.

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What do you suggest if my friend has many carbuncles around his face and on his neck. what could be the cause?

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Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent for your friend to see your doctor and rule out some underlying disorders like diabetes.

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