Boils Topic Guide

Boils Boils: A boil is a skin infection that is caused by bacteria, usually Staphylococcus. Symptoms of boils include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and red, painful, and swollen skin. A boil may be treated with warm compresses and soaking the boil in warm water. The boil should be washed with antibacterial soap once it starts draining.


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