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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.
furuncle/fu·run·cle/ (fu´rung-k'l) a boil; a painful nodule formed in the skin by circumscribed inflammation of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, enclosing a central slough or “core”; due to staphylococci entering the skin through hair follicles.furun´cular
furuncleCircumscribed staphylococcal infection that arises in a hair follicle.
furuncleBoil Infectious disease A pus-laden staphylococcal skin infection characterized by reddening, pain, swelling and central necrosis, which may require antibiotics and excision
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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?