A Carbuncle is basically a growth that is filled with pus that is caused due to infection. This abscess is usually found in the skin and also in the follicles of the hair. It can also lead to permanent scars if not treated on time and properly. This is usually a contagious condition.
HOW IS CARBUNCLES DIAGNOSED?
The early sign of carbuncles is appearance of red, painful bumps on the skin. The carbuncles fill in with pus and they give an appearance of white or yellow tips that ooze. Along with the appearance of the boils, the symptoms include fever, fatigue and a general feeling of sickness. There can be swelling too in the nearby tissue or lymph nodes, especially in the neck, armpit or groin area.
HOW IS CARBUNCLES TREATED?
There are several treatments of carbuncles including ayurvedic and homeopathic medicine. The following medical treatments can be used for a carbuncle:
1. Antibiotics taken orally
2. Pain relievers
3. Antibacterial soaps
4. surgeries to drain the pus
DID YOU KNOW?
Pus usually occurs within a day of carbuncle formation.