What Is a Boil and the Causes?
This is a painful lump that is mostly reddish in color found around the skin and hair follicle, which is caused by a bacterial infection. Boils tend to go away after a few days or weeks with proper management.
However, if not properly treated, boils may become bigger with a pus filled area and a yellowish or whitish appearance. This area is called the core of the boil. Only professional dermatologists and doctors can treat or remove the core of a boil as the case may be. The difference causes home remedies to hasten the healing process of a boil and procedures to remove this pus-filled area will be discussed in this article extensively.
Boils can be found on any part of the body. The areas that are prone to this infection are the hairy, moisty areas such as the armpits, the buttocks, face, neck, between the thighs and a lot more.
- Staphylococcus aureus  is the major bacteria responsible for this condition. It enters little openings from injuries.
- This condition can also be caused from coming in contact with a contaminated object or skin to skin contact.
- Boils can also result from a weak immune system.