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Hi, I would like to know what causes a boil?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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In brief: Boil

A boil is a skin abcess caused by bacteria, usually staphyllococcus,invading the skin tissue.
The body reacts by forming pus causing swelling,redness and tenderness. The abscess swelling must be relieved by either it spontaneously discharging the abscess contents or by having an incision performed by a physician or surgeon.

In brief: Boil

A boil is a skin abcess caused by bacteria, usually staphyllococcus,invading the skin tissue.
The body reacts by forming pus causing swelling,redness and tenderness. The abscess swelling must be relieved by either it spontaneously discharging the abscess contents or by having an incision performed by a physician or surgeon.
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