A boil is a red, pus-filled bump that forms under the skin.
They often enlarge until they become painful and draining. They can grow to the size of a baseball. A large boil is also called a skin abscess.
The surrounding skin may become red and sore.
Do not pick or squeeze boiling water. If the doctor does not remove it properly, it can infect nearby areas or push the infection deeper into the skin and cause more boils.
If drainage is necessary, the doctor will make a small incision in the boil and use sterile gauze to absorb and remove additional pus. This should only be done carefully and in a sterile environment.
Many types of acne can be treated in other ways in the comfort of your home.
Causes and risk factors
Reduction usually occurs in the following.
Boils are caused by bacteria that infect and then inflame the hair follicle. Most boils are caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
Other possible causes include ingrown hairs and blocked sweat glands.
Risk factors that increase the likelihood of crushing include:
with a small cut on the skin
Having certain skin diseases such as acne or eczema
Having an immune system disorder makes you more susceptible to bacterial infections
having close contact with a person with fever, such as using razors or towels