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What is a boil on your skin?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Infected cyst

A boil is an abscessed structure under the skin.

In brief: Infected cyst

A boil is an abscessed structure under the skin.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Jane Chung
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Skin abscess

A boil is a localized infection in the skin that generally starts as a reddened, tender area.
Over time, the area becomes firm, hard, and tender. Eventually, the center of the boil softens and becomes filled with infection-fighting white blood cells from the bloodstream to eradicate the infection. This collection of white blood cells, bacteria, and proteins is known as pus. Finally, the pus "forms.

In brief: Skin abscess

A boil is a localized infection in the skin that generally starts as a reddened, tender area.
Over time, the area becomes firm, hard, and tender. Eventually, the center of the boil softens and becomes filled with infection-fighting white blood cells from the bloodstream to eradicate the infection. This collection of white blood cells, bacteria, and proteins is known as pus. Finally, the pus "forms.
Dr. Jane Chung
Dr. Jane Chung
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