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Boils most often afflict healthy persons but occasionally their appearance is a sign that the resistance is low, usually as the result of poor nutrition or illness. Patients with recurrent boils should be suspected of being chronic staphylococcal carriers. The nose is the most common carriage site.
boilnoun A painful, inflamed, circumscribed, often staphylococcal skin infection with pus and blood and a central fibrous mass of necrotic tissue (core); if there are multiple cores, it is a carbuncle. So-called blind boils suppurate imperfectly, or fail to come to a head.
Tender to painful, pea-sized or greater, swollen hot red nodule, which may ooze pus or weep.
Warm, wet compresses; oral or topical antibiotics; drainage as needed.
Cancer, diabetes, immunosuppressants.
verb To heat to a boiling point, or cause ebullition; as in, to boil water.
boilInfectious disease noun A painful, inflamed, circumscribed, often staphylococcal skin infection with pus and blood and a central fibrous mass of dead tissue, aka core; if multiple, a carbuncle; so-called blind boils suppurate imperfectly, or fail to come to a head Clinical Tender pea-sized or greater, red nodule, which may ooze pus or weep Management Warm, wet compresses; oral or topical antibiotics Complicating factors CA, DM, immunosuppressants. See Dehli boil verb To heat to a boiling point, or cause ebullition; as, to boil water.
boil(boyl) [AS. byl, a swelling]
Warm moist compresses relieve pain and encourage drainage of the infected nodule to the skin surface. Oral antistaphylococcal antibiotics, such as trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole or clindamycin, are given when the lesion is surrounded by local cellulitis. Incision and drainage is sometimes needed.
boilAn infection of a hair follicle which has progressed to abscess formation. Most boils are caused by STAPHYLOCOCCAL infection. A stye is a small boil in a lash follicle.
Patient discussion about boil
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
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)
Q. hey how about having brown rice in place of white or boiled rice…….?
Q. what should i do if i got burned from boiling water? how should i take care of my self? will i get a scar?