A carbuncle is the infection of multiple hair follicles in the tissue of the skin. You can develop a bump or lump on the skin. In most cases, these can be treated with antibiotics or special creams.


Symptoms of infection

  • Red and hot at the site
  • Tender on touching 
  • Pain can be throbbing, especially if there is underlying pus
  • White point or ‘head’
  • Discharge from the lesion 


Treatment of carbuncles and skin abscess 

  • Antibiotics 
  • Creams 
  • Steroids 

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