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How does a carbuncle look?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee answered

Specializes in Dermatology

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 become very large like a golfball.

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Dr. Michael Fisher answered

Specializes in Dermatology

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 may contain pus. When you have more than one carbuncle, the condition is called carbunculosis.

Answered Jul 16, 2018

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