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Could you of had one????. What are Boils and Carbuncles?  Boils and Carbuncles are painful, pus-filled bumps that form under your skin when bacteria.

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1 Could you of had one????

2 What are Boils and Carbuncles?  Boils and Carbuncles are painful, pus-filled bumps that form under your skin when bacteria infect and inflame one or more of your hair follicles.  Boils usually start as red tender lumps.  A Carbuncle is a cluster of boils that form a connected area of infection under the skin.

3 Who can get boils and carbuncles?  A boil or carbuncle can occur in anyone.  They are uncommon in children and the majority of people who get them are teenagers and young adults.  However, you have a higher risk of developing a boil or carbuncle if you have eczema, scabies, if you are obese, have a poor immune system, an illness making you frail or unwell, or if you are a carrier of staphylococcal bacteria.

4 As you can see on the right is a carbuncle (cluster of boils that are puss-filled, and on the left is a boil alone. BoilCarbuncle

5 Where can you find boils and carbuncles??  Carbuncles are normally found around the neck and shoulder region.  Boils can be found on the face, scalp, neck, armpits, lower back, thigh, groin, or buttocks. Boils on the neck and buttocks

6 What are the signs and symptoms of boils and carbuncles??  Symptoms for boils and carbuncles include:  Redness  Swelling (lump)  Tenderness to touch or severe pain  A lump filled with white or yellowish pus forming a head or tip.  The symptoms of a carbuncle are the same but more severe than a boil.

7 Home treatment may include…  Put warm, moist compresses on the boil or carbuncle for 1o to 15 minutes for at least 3 times a day.  Clean the sore with antiseptic soap and protect it with a loose gauze.  For pain relief you can take tylenol, or ibuprophen.  By doing these steps it will help reduce the risk of spreading infection.

8 You should contact your physician if : -A boil does not drain and heal with treatment at home. -If the boil lasts for longer than 1 week. -If the boil becomes very painful. When to contact your physician…

9 This is an image of a boil/carbuncle gone bad…

10 Works Cited  www.mayoclinic.com www.mayoclinic.com  www.drugs.com www.drugs.com  www.fromyourdoctor.com www.fromyourdoctor.com  www.boilstreatment.com www.boilstreatment.com  www.answers.ask.com www.answers.ask.com  www.patient.co.uk www.patient.co.uk  www.anmc.org www.anmc.org  www.mindxpansion.com www.mindxpansion.com  www.nativeremedies.com www.nativeremedies.com  www.wikipedia.org www.wikipedia.org

11 By: Abigail Smith Anatomy &Physiology 4 th Block September, 25 2011


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