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A boil or a pimple that may or may not appear in clusters

About 85% of people between the ages of 12 to 24 experience minor acne every year. [1]

- Goes away in a few days to weeks
- Is not a life-threatening condition
- May require medical treatment
- Caused by Steph bacteria

A furuncle is a lesion or a pimple that forms when a hair follicle experiences inflammation due to bacterial infections. It contains puss and develops under the skin, turning into reddish bumps that appear. Furuncles go away in a few days to weeks and may burst when irritated. When furuncles grow and form into clusters, they are called carbuncles.

Symptoms

Furuncles mostly appear around the armpits, buttocks, face, neck, and thighs. Its symptoms are mostly reddish bumps or lesions that form below the skin.

People also experience

Pus-filled bumps – which appear tender, red, or swollen
Different-size lumps – which range from the size of a pea to a golf ball

Treatment

Self-care:
Ensure proper hygiene and make sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of fluids and do not poke or prick the furuncle spots. You can use hot and cold compresses to drain the abscess away.

Medications:
Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat furuncles by your doctor.

Specialists:
A specialist will use a sterilized needle to lance a furuncle and drain the abscess away. Talk to our medical professionals at mfine to get an assessment and treatment plan that suits your needs.

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