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Alternate Names : Infected Cyst

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

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Prevention of furuncles includes good hygiene, use of antibacterial soap, avoiding intravenous drug use, and wearing loose clothing that allows air to circulate.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Chronically infected and inflamed hair follicles can be quite painful and annoying. This condition can lead to permanent scarring.

What are the risks to others?

Bacteria that cause furuncles may be spread to other members of the household by direct contact.

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Furuncle: Treatment & Monitoring

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

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