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furunculosis

 [fu-rung″ku-lo´sis]
1. the persistent sequential occurrence of furuncles (boils) over a period of weeks or months.
2. the simultaneous occurrence of a number of furuncles.

fu·run·cu·lo·sis

(fū-rŭng'kyū-lō'sis),
A condition marked by the presence of furuncles, often chronic and recurrent.

furunculosis

/fu·run·cu·lo·sis/ (fu-rung″ku-lo´sis)
1. the persistent sequential occurrence of furuncles over a period of weeks or months.
2. the simultaneous occurrence of a number of furuncles.

furunculosis

(fyo͝o-rŭng′kyə-lō′sĭs)
n.
A skin condition characterized by the development of recurring boils.

furunculosis

[fyoo͡rung′kyoo͡lō′sis]
an acute skin disease characterized by boils or successive crops of boils that are caused by staphylococci or streptococci.
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Furunculosis

fu·run·cu·lo·sis

(fŭr-ŭng'kyū-lō'sis)
A condition marked by the presence of furuncles, often chronic and recurrent.

furunculosis

Widespread or repeated boils.

Furunculosis

A condition in which the patient suffers from recurrent episodes of boils.
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furunculosis

1. the persistent sequential occurrence of furuncles over a period of weeks or months.
2. the simultaneous occurrence of a number of furuncles.

anal furunculosis
see perianal fistula.
muzzle furunculosis
see nasal pyoderma.
salmonid furunculosis
caused by Aeromonas salmonicida; characterized by bacteremia, septicemia and sometimes accompanied by deep necrotic lesions on the sides and backs of fish.

Patient discussion about furunculosis

Q. how do i get rid of boils I have been plagued by boils for about 3 to 4 years now, i get a boil, go to the doctor, get antibiotics, take them for 10 days, and about a week later the boils are back. I came accoss this site a week ago and learned about (turmeric) i purchased some, i've been taking it and i still manage to get more boils, i have one existing boil right now and a new one is forming please help because i don't have health insurance and it cost to much to keep going to the doctor and getting medicine for boils only to have the boils occur back in a weeks time please help, demario y

A. Have you ever consulted a dermatologist (a doctor that specialize in skin problems)? He or she may diagnose the problem more accurately and address it better. What you describe may be acne or other disease that are treated by such doctors.

Anyway, you can find several suggestions about preventing boils here (http://www.medicinenet.com/boils/article.htm) and here (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001474.htm)

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