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How does a skin boil start out?

 
m-avi

Asked by m-avi at 12:05 AM on Jul. 13, 2010 in Health

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  • If you mean what causes it: it's caused by bacteria under the skin, either entering a small opening in the skin or even in the bloodstream.

    If you mean how it first appears: The area will get red and start to swell. It gets very painful and warm to the touch (that's the inflammation response to the infection). After a few days a whitehead forms.

    If you have one, putting hot compresses on it can hurry up the process so it will heal quicker. Cold, however, can help reduce the pain.
    Adelicious

    Answer by Adelicious at 1:06 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • bump!! hahaha no pun intended!! LOL
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 12:09 AM on Jul. 13, 2010