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Diseases » Boil » Summary
 

What is Boil?

What is Boil?

A boil is a large infection of a hair follicle, the tiny opening in the skin from which a hair grows. Boils are due to an invasion of ...more »

  • Boil: Infected puseous hair follicle on the skin.
  • Boil: An infection of cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue that consists of a cluster of boils. Commonly, the causative agent is STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS. Carbuncles produce fever, leukocytosis, extreme pain, and prostration.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Boil: a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Boil: Introduction

Types of Boil:

Broader types of Boil:

How serious is Boil?

Complications of Boil: see complications of Boil

What causes Boil?

Causes of Boil: see causes of Boil

What are the symptoms of Boil?

Symptoms of Boil: see symptoms of Boil

Complications of Boil: see complications of Boil

Incubation period for Boil: Boils can appear as quickly as 24 hours.

Can anyone else get Boil?

More information: see contagiousness of Boil
Inheritance: see inheritance of Boil

Boil: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Boil.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Boil: Dermatologist, Family Practice Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Boil.
Treatments for Boil: see treatments for Boil
Alternative treatments for Boil: see alternative treatments for Boil

Society issues for Boil


Hospitalization statistics for Boil: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Boil:

  • 0.19% (24,525) of hospital consultant episodes were for cutaneous abscess furuncle and carbuncle in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for cutaneous abscess furuncle and carbuncle required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for cutaneous abscess furuncle and carbuncle were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for cutaneous abscess furuncle and carbuncle were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for cutaneous abscess furuncle and carbuncle required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for cutaneous abscess furuncle and carbuncle in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Boil:

Organs and body systems related to Boil include:

Name and Aliases of Boil

Main name of condition: Boil

Class of Condition for Boil: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Boil:

furuncle, Abscess, Skin abscess

Carbuncle, Furuncle, Furunculosis, Pustular rash, Pustule, Cutaneous abscess Source - Diseases Database

Furuncle, Boil
Source - WordNet 2.1

Boil: Related Conditions

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