Boils, also called “furuncles”, are bacterial skin infections resulting from an infected hair follicle or skin gland infection. The infectious bacteria is often staphylococcus aureus (“golden staph”). Boils may be single or appear in groups (called a “carbuncle”). Boils need to be differentiated from other similar skin infections such as blisters, folliculitis, pustular rash, and other rashes.
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- Bacterial Infections: Bacteria are tiny single-celled microbes that can infect the body. Some bacterial infections can be quite dangerous and worsen
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- Staphylococcus aureus: Staphylococcus aureus is a type of staphylococcus bacteria (“staph”). It can cause diseases such as boils (skin infections), sinusitis, and
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- Carbuncle: A carbuncle is a group of boils (furuncles) that appear together on the skin. Boils are bacterial skin infections resulting
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- Skin Symptoms: Skin symptoms is a broad category of any affliction of the skin. Common skin symptoms include rash, blisters, pimples, hives
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- Pustular Rash: A pustular rash is a skin rash with small pustules containing pus. It is similar but not always the same
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