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A 47-year-old member asked:

What can i use to drain a carbuncle?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Carbuncle: You should go see your doctor to have him/ her do it using sterile technique and pack it so it can drain properly. You also would benifit from antibiotics.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is a carbuncle?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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 pus-producing lesion was named for it. These are easy to treat with drainage and antibiotics.
Last updated Dec 18, 2012

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