Carbuncles are an acute inflammation of the skin and the immediate underlining tissues, caused by an infection with some variety of pus germs. This article will be looking at the most effective carbuncle treatment to help to point those who are affected by this condition, in a direction where they can receive some help.
The first stage of carbuncles usually starts off looking very similar to boils; but instead of pointing, they flatten out, and the hardening of the surrounding tissue is much more pronounced. They usually attain a size of one half inch to three inches in diameter, but are not so definitely outlined as boils.
General chills or chilliness, slight fever, and headaches are present. Several openings are formed in the skin covering the carbuncle, through which the pus is discharged. Later the entire skin cover the carbuncle sloughs and leaves a carbuncle ulcer. There is much more pain in carbuncles than there are in boils. The usual location of carbuncles is back of the neck and between the shoulder blades.
Treatment for carbuncles
The quickest way of treating carbuncles is surgery. A good surgeon should be consulted soon as they develop to prevent further outbreaks. If the cost of surgery is beyond the reach, then one may have to consider the use of alternative treatment for carbuncle.
One such alternative treatment that have proven to work, is to paint the surface of the carbuncles with iodine, and follow with hot compresses wrung out of a saturation of boric acids which usually brings good result. A good antibacterial soap should also be used to treat carbuncles.
In order to prevent the condition from spreading from person-to-person, the infected individual should limit contact with other persons. It is important to also practice proper hygiene such as frequent washing of the hands and drying them properly with the use of a towel, to prevent the condition from spreading.
Once carbuncles have been removed or cured, it’s in the best interest of the affected person to readjust their lifestyle in terms of their diet and their hygiene to prevent reoccurrence of the condition. Prevention is always the best option rather than seeking after cures.