A member asked:

Can you squeeze open an infected hair follicle and nothing come out? even if it's a boil or carbuncle?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

It would be unusual to have a skin infection and have no drainage from the skin abscess, which is what a boil or carbuncle is. If there is absolutely no drainage at all, then there is likely an alternative diagnosis. Perhaps you should see a dermatologist if there is a recurrence of the problem. Good luck!

Answered Jul 27, 2023

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