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boil

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furuncle

(fyo͝or`ŭngkəl), tender, painful inflammatory nodule in the skin, which becomes pustular but with a hard center (see abscessabscess,
localized inflamation associated with tissue necrosis. Abscesses are characterized by inflamation, which is due to the accumulation of pus in the local tissues, and often painful swelling.
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). It may be caused by any of various microbes, the most usual being Staphylococcus aureus. If proper care and precautions are not taken it may spread to many sites (a condition called furunculosis). Several adjoining furuncles that coalesce are known as a carbunclecarbuncle,
acute inflammatory nodule of the skin caused by bacterial invasion into the hair follicles or sebaceous gland ducts. It is actually a boil, but one that has more than one focus of infection, i.e., involves several follicles or ducts.
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. The point of entry is usually a hair follicle or a sebaceous gland duct. Boils may occur anywhere in the skin but are most common at places where the skin is constantly exposed or chafed—neck, face, ear, armpit, breast, and extremities. The treatment of small boils consists of scrupulous cleanliness, protection from irritation, and applications of antibiotic ointments and moist heat. Large boils, especially those on the nose, upper lip, or near the eyes (where there is the greatest danger of their causing meningitis or blood poisoning), must be treated professionally with antibiotics. Such lesions should be incised and drained by a physician rather than allowed to discharge spontaneously.

boil

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(medicine)

boil

A wet run of material at the bottom of an excavation or under the sheeting of an excavation.

boil

a red painful swelling with a hard pus-filled core caused by bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, esp at a hair follicle
References in classic literature ?
That is the only way to get a kettle to boil up the river.
Upon which the kettle boils over, and puts the stove out.
That's like saying you can't boil water to make a cup of tea.
A boil develops when a hair follicle or a sebaceous gland (which secretes sebum into the hair follicle) becomes infected, usually with the bacterium staphylococcus aureus, which some people carry on their skin.
The first mystery was the simple question of how to boil an egg.
When the temperature is high enough to separate the individual molecules from each other, they boil, or become a gas.
Water officials told selectmen Wednesday night they could be lifting the boil order by Friday.
Apart from the expense - 86p for goodness sake - who can't boil an egg?
As a result they were continuing to advise people affected to boil water for drinking and food preparation.
From the James Martin Collection, this is another gadget that lets you boil up to seven eggs in the one go and also lets you boil them soft, medium or hard.
FILL the top section to the brim and use a plunger to decide how much to boil - it can cope with as little as 200ml, making it fast and eco-friendly.