A superficial, inflammatory tumor, suppurating with a central core; a boil.
Infection of a single hair follicle, typically caused by Staphylococcus aureus - a boil.
(dermatology) A Staphylococcal skin infection which involves a hair follicle, often referred to as a boil or a furuncle. A group of boils is known as a carbuncle. Symptoms and findings include a tender pea-sized (or larger), red nodule, may ooze pus or weep. Treatment includes warm, wet compresses several times a day. Oral or topical antibiotics may be indicated in some cases.
a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core
a collection of carbuncles
a common, often painful, infection of the skin
a deep infection of a hair follicle
a deep, necrotizing form of folliculitis, with pus accumulation
a localized pyogenic infection originating in a hair follicle
an infection of a hair follicle
a skin infection involving the entire hair follicle and the underlying skin tissue
a walled-off collection of pus
A localized infection of skin or subcutaneous tissue, which develops a solitary abscess that, may or may not drain externally.
deep inflammation and infection of the hair follicle
A boil. A raised, pus-filled lesion, larger than a pimple. Usually painful.
Nothing more nor less than a "boil" with a fancy name. A boil is a collection of pus. Antibiotics are often not very helpful in treating abscesses. The main treatments include hot packs and draining ("lancing") the abscess, but only when it is soft and ready to drain. If you develop an abscess and. have fever, a long-term illness (such as cancer or diabetes) or are on medication that suppresses the immune system, you should contact your healthcare practitioner.