How to Get Rid of a Boil?


A boil or a furuncle is an infection of a hair follicle manifested by a red, painful lump on the skin. Boils are caused by a type of bacteria known as staphylococcus aureus and are usually treated with a course of antibiotics. Secondary infections that can be caused by boils are cellulitis and blood poisoning or sepsis.
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Boils are the body’s way to deal with infection and the earlier the detection the easier the treatment. When the boil bursts, drain it off and take antibiotics to stop further infection. Surgical removal is also used to get rid of boils in extreme cases.
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