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Can carbuncles cause bruising? is it possible for a carbuncle to develop and be so hard that it bruises the skin around it?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Yes: A carbuncle is a "boil" with multiple heads and it is a serious infection of the skin. Bruising is a form of hemorrhage into the skin and is entirely possible with a carbuncle. Your immunity is in question. Look to the nature of your diet.
Last updated Dec 23, 2015

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