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How does a carbuncle look?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Carbuncle

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.

In brief: Carbuncle

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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology

In brief: Large red bump

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.

In brief: Large red bump

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.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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