Carbuncle is the infection of the hair follicle which resides under the skin. This infection may cause the formation of boils cluster inside the skin. This usually occurs in the hairy area behind the neck but may also affect other areas like buttocks, thighs, and armpits.
This infection mostly caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. This is a contagious infection and may pass from one person to another.
This infection is manifested by following symptoms
- Bump appearance in infected area
- General sickness
- Swelling of nearby tissue
The treatment of this infectious ailment involved following methods
- Warm compress
- Washing with hot water
- Medication like antibiotics