Furuncle on Coccyx Pictures - 3 Photos & Images

Furuncle are very common. They are most often caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. They can also be caused by other types of bacteria or fungi found on the skin's surface. Damage to the hair follicle allows the infection to grow deeper into the follicle and the tissues under it. Furuncle may occur in the hair follicles anywhere on the body. They are most common on the face, neck, armpit, buttocks, and thighs. You may have 1 or many boils.

A furuncle may begin as tender, pinkish-red, and swollen, on a firm area of the skin. Over time, it will feel like a water-filled balloon or cyst.

Pain gets worse as it fills with pus and dead tissue. Pain lessens when the boil drains. A boil may drain on its own. More often, the boil needs to be opened to drain.

The main symptoms of a boil include:
A bump about the size of a pea, but may be as large as a golf ball
White or yellow center (pustules)
Spread to other skin areas or joining with other boils
Quick growth
Weeping, oozing, or crusting

Other symptoms may include:
General ill-feeling
Itching before the boil develops
Skin redness around the boil

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