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What is the white stuff in a boil?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Pus

Pus: a mixture of bacteria and blood cells that respond to infection.

In brief: Pus

Pus: a mixture of bacteria and blood cells that respond to infection.
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In brief: Abscesses

An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red.
Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1

In brief: Abscesses

An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red.
Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1
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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine

In brief: Mostly Pus

It may be pus or fatty tissue.
Boils are usually infected and need to be cleaned, we call it incision and drainage , followed with good wound care and antibiotics for a week.

In brief: Mostly Pus

It may be pus or fatty tissue.
Boils are usually infected and need to be cleaned, we call it incision and drainage , followed with good wound care and antibiotics for a week.
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