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Alternate Names : Infected Cyst

Furuncle | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Furuncles are seen most often on the back of the neck, face, buttocks, thighs, groin, breast, or in the underarm area. The lesions are raised, tender, shiny, and bright red. Intense, throbbing pain is common with a furuncle. As the furuncle matures, it becomes filled with a yellow or white creamy discharge. The person may have a fever and feel fatigued.

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Furuncle: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


Furuncle: Diagnosis & Tests

Author: Lynn West, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/02/01

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