Boil FAQs:

Q: Are boils bumpy?

A: Yes, and red, pus-filled lumps around a hair follicle that are tender, warm, and very painful.

Q: Are boils as well more likely to have a positive family history, take antibiotics, and to have been hospitalised, anemic, or diabetic?

A: Yes, they are also more likely to have associated skin diseases and multiple lesions.

Q: Is a boil ready to drain or discharge pus?

A: Yes.

Q: Are boils scarring and infection or abscess of the skin?

A: Yes, and spinal cord, brain, kidneys, or other organs.

Q: Is a boil called chronic furunculosis?

A: Yes.