It is a painful, pus-filled lump that forms under the skin that develops when bacteria infect hair follicles and cause inflammation. The most affected areas are the face, back of the neck, armpits, thighs, and buttocks.
Abscesses, including boils, are primarily caused by bacterial infections entering the body through cuts, blocked glands, ingrown hairs, or foreign objects.
Boils can be prevented by following measures:
Signs and symptoms of Abscess(Boil) are:
Treatment to alleviate symptoms includes:
Topical antibiotics: Mupirocin
Oral antibiotics: Doxycycline or Cephalexin
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