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Symptoms of a Boil
Causes of Boils
Prevention of Boils
Prevention - Bleach Baths for Boils that Come Back.
Treatment for a Boil (painful red lump larger than ½ inch or 12 mm across)
Treatment for a Small Tender Red Lump (less than ½ inch or 12 mm across)
Boil. A boil is an infection of a hair follicle. It starts as a red lump and quickly fills with pus. As it grows, it becomes more painful. This photo shows the pus-filled center of the boil. A doctor can tell if it needs to be drained and when to do so.
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