What is Furuncle? How it Occurred?

by Yang Wenting on August 20, 2011

Furuncle refers to the acute purulent infection of signal hair follicle and the surrounding tissues. Generally, the germ is Staphylococcus aurous, sometime is Staphylococcus epidermidis and others. The often happened on the neck, craniofacial back and so on because of the unclean skin, scratch or poor resistance.

What are the symptoms of furuncle?

At first, a small scleroma with red, Swollen and pain appears. Several days later, the center of the scleroma necrosis, soften and the pain range expand with yellow- white thick bolt. Later, the thick bolt off and ulcerate. It occurred after the pus completely flows.

Importantly, the furuncle happened on the face, especially on the surrounding of nose and up-slip, called as dangerous triangle is often serous. If it exacerbated or racked, the bacterial will go into the intracranial venous, which makes the infection of cerebral. It may performs some serous symptoms of face progressive swelling, chills, fever, headache, vomit and shock, even dead.

The furuncle often can be prevented.

For example:

  • Keep the skin clean, especially the good site
  • Keep the skin dry in summer and hot environment
  • Bathe and change underwear in time
  • For baby, protect the skin to avoid injury
  • If the furuncle happened, you should visit you doctor

 

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