A 32-year-old member asked:
Is carbuncle curable?
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What is a carbuncle?
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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.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2019
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