Boils (abscesses)BBoils (abscesses)Boils (abscesses)EnglishDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-14T04:00:00ZSheila Jacobson, MBBCh, FRCPC6.0000000000000076.0000000000000517.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of boils (abscesses) including the symptoms, treatments and treatment options.</p><h2>What is a boil?</h2><p>A boil is an inflamed, painful swelling of the skin, caused by bacteria. Boils can occur anywhere on the body. They often occur in damp areas such as in the armpit and groin, and at the back of the neck. They sometimes occur in lymph nodes, often in the armpit, groin or neck.</p><p>Boils are sometimes referred to as abscesses.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A boil (abscess) is a painful, red swelling of the skin with a white or yellow tip at the centre.</li> <li>Boils can occur when your child's hair follicle becomes infected by bacteria from shaving or scratching. </li> <li>If your child's boil lasts longer than two weeks, or is very painful or large, or if the child has fever, take your child to a doctor right away. </li> <li>If your child has boils more than once, make an appointment with your child's doctor. </li> <li>Treatment includes warm compresses and sometimes antibiotics. Occasionally your doctor will drain the boil.</li> </ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of boils</h2> <p>A boil usually starts as a small red bump or pimple, surrounded by red skin. The area of the skin may be itchy or mildly painful. Soon, the skin becomes red and swells as it fills with pus. The main symptoms include:</p> <ul> <li>tender skin around the lump</li> <li>a white or yellow tip, or "head", may appear at the centre of the boil</li> </ul> <p>The boil may burst. Blood, pus or an amber-coloured liquid will drain out. </p><h2>Causes of boils</h2> <p>Boils can occur when a hair follicle becomes infected by bacteria. This infection is called folliculitis. The infection often occurs where there is friction or irritation, such as shaving or scratching. Boils occur when a bacterial infection spreads to the deeper tissue under the skin and in the oil-producing glands.</p><h2>Treatment of boils</h2> <p>Most of the time you can treat your child's boil at home. Soak the boil in a warm bath, or apply a heating pad or a towel soaked in warm water for about 15 to 20 minutes. This will relieve the swelling and your child's pain. </p> <p>Make sure to clean any towels or cloths after each use. Boils can be contagious, which means they spread easily. If the boil bursts, wipe away the pus or blood with a clean cotton ball soaked in antiseptic solution. </p> <p>Encourage your child not to squeeze or poke the boil. This can spread the infection or cause scarring. It may help to cut your child's nails very short. </p><h2>How your doctor can help your child with boils</h2> <p>If your child's boil lasts longer than two weeks, is very painful or large, or if your child seems unwell with a fever, take your child to a doctor. If your child has recurring boils, make an appointment with your child's doctor. </p> <p>A doctor or other health-care provider will physically examine the boil. In some cases, the boil may need to be surgically drained. This means your child's doctor will make a small cut in the boil to help release the pus. Sometimes the doctor will prescribe oral antibiotics (taken by mouth) to help clear the infection.</p>
Furoncles (abcès)FFuroncles (abcès)Boils (abscesses)FrenchDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-14T04:00:00ZSheila Jacobson, MBBCh, FRCPC6.0000000000000076.0000000000000517.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p> Un aperçu facile à comprendre des symptômes, des traitements et des possibilités médicales pour cette enflure douloureuse de la peau.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce qu’un furoncle?</h2> <p>Un furoncle est un gonflement douloureux de la peau, causé par une bactérie. Les furoncles peuvent se présenter partout sur le corps, et on les trouve souvent dans des endroits humides, comme l’aisselle et l’aine, ainsi qu’à l’arrière du cou. Ils se développent parfois dans des ganglions lymphatiques, et souvent dans l’aisselle, l’aine ou le cou.</p> <p>On appelle parfois ces furoncles « abcès ».</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li> Un furoncle (un abcès) est un gonflement douloureux de la peau avec un petit point blanc ou jaune en son centre.</li> <li> Un furoncle peut survenir si le follicule pileux de votre enfant est infecté par une bactérie après que la peau a été rasée ou grattée. </li> <li> Si le furoncle dure plus de deux semaines, est très douloureux ou très gros, ou si votre enfant a de la fièvre, conduisez votre enfant chez le médecin immédiatement. </li> <li> Si votre enfant a un furoncle à plus d’une reprise, prenez rendez-vous avec son médecin. </li> <li> Les traitements consistent en, notamment, des compresses d’eau tiède et parfois des antibiotiques. À l’occasion, le médecin peut drainer le furoncle.</li></ul> <h2>Signes et symptômes de furoncles</h2> <p>Un furoncle commence habituellement par une petite bosse ou un petit bouton rouge, entouré de peau rosée. La région de la peau peut démanger ou être légèrement douloureuse. Peu de temps après, la peau devient rouge et enfle, à mesure qu’elle se remplit de pus. Voici les principaux symptômes :</p> <ul> <li> Peau douloureuse autour de la bosse</li> <li> Une extrémité blanche ou jaune, ou « tête » peut apparaître au centre du furoncle. </li></ul> <p>Le furoncle peut se perforer. Du sang, du pus ou un liquide de couleur ambre s’en écoulera. </p> <h2>Causes des furoncles</h2> <p>Les furoncles apparaissent quand un follicule pileux est infecté par une bactérie. Cette infection s’appelle folliculite. Elle survient quand il y a friction ou irritation, comme lorsqu’on rase ou gratte la peau. Les furoncles surviennent quand une infection bactérienne se répand vers les tissus profonds sous la peau et dans les glandes qui produisent l’huile (le sébum).</p> <h2>Traitement des furoncles</h2> <p>La plupart du temps, vous pouvez traiter les furoncles de votre enfant à la maison. Humidifiez le furoncle dans un bain d’eau chaude ou appliquez un coussin chauffant ou une serviette que vous aurez fait tremper dans l’eau chaude pendant environ 15 à 20 minutes. Cela soulagera l’enflure et la douleur. </p> <p>Assurez-vous de nettoyer les serviettes ou les linges après chaque utilisation, car les furoncles peuvent être contagieux, ce qui signifie qu’ils se transmettent facilement. Si les furoncles éclatent, essuyez le pus avec un morceau de ouate (coton) propre que vous aurez imbibé d’une solution antiseptique. </p> <p>Encouragez votre enfant à ne pas pincer ni toucher le furoncle. Cela risquerait de propager l’infection ou causer une cicatrice. Il serait peut-être bon de couper les ongles de votre enfant très courts à cet effet. </p> <h2>Comment votre médecin peut aider votre enfant </h2> <p>Si le furoncle de votre enfant persiste plus de deux semaines, est très douloureux, ou si votre enfant se sent mal et a de la fièvre, conduisez le chez le médecin. Si les furoncles de votre enfant reviennent, prenez rendez-vous avec le médecin. </p> <p>Un médecin ou un autre professionnel de la santé examinera le furoncle. Dans certains cas, il se pourrait qu’on ait à drainer le furoncle par voie chirurgicale. Cela signifie que le médecin pratiquera une petite incision dans le furoncle pour en extraire le pus. Parfois, le médecin prescrira des antibiotiques oraux (pris par la bouche) pour enrayer l’infection.</p>

 

 

Boils (abscesses)792.000000000000Boils (abscesses)Boils (abscesses)BEnglishDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-14T04:00:00ZSheila Jacobson, MBBCh, FRCPC6.0000000000000076.0000000000000517.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of boils (abscesses) including the symptoms, treatments and treatment options.</p><h2>What is a boil?</h2><p>A boil is an inflamed, painful swelling of the skin, caused by bacteria. Boils can occur anywhere on the body. They often occur in damp areas such as in the armpit and groin, and at the back of the neck. They sometimes occur in lymph nodes, often in the armpit, groin or neck.</p><p>Boils are sometimes referred to as abscesses.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A boil (abscess) is a painful, red swelling of the skin with a white or yellow tip at the centre.</li> <li>Boils can occur when your child's hair follicle becomes infected by bacteria from shaving or scratching. </li> <li>If your child's boil lasts longer than two weeks, or is very painful or large, or if the child has fever, take your child to a doctor right away. </li> <li>If your child has boils more than once, make an appointment with your child's doctor. </li> <li>Treatment includes warm compresses and sometimes antibiotics. Occasionally your doctor will drain the boil.</li> </ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of boils</h2> <p>A boil usually starts as a small red bump or pimple, surrounded by red skin. The area of the skin may be itchy or mildly painful. Soon, the skin becomes red and swells as it fills with pus. The main symptoms include:</p> <ul> <li>tender skin around the lump</li> <li>a white or yellow tip, or "head", may appear at the centre of the boil</li> </ul> <p>The boil may burst. Blood, pus or an amber-coloured liquid will drain out. </p><h2>Causes of boils</h2> <p>Boils can occur when a hair follicle becomes infected by bacteria. This infection is called folliculitis. The infection often occurs where there is friction or irritation, such as shaving or scratching. Boils occur when a bacterial infection spreads to the deeper tissue under the skin and in the oil-producing glands.</p><h2>Treatment of boils</h2> <p>Most of the time you can treat your child's boil at home. Soak the boil in a warm bath, or apply a heating pad or a towel soaked in warm water for about 15 to 20 minutes. This will relieve the swelling and your child's pain. </p> <p>Make sure to clean any towels or cloths after each use. Boils can be contagious, which means they spread easily. If the boil bursts, wipe away the pus or blood with a clean cotton ball soaked in antiseptic solution. </p> <p>Encourage your child not to squeeze or poke the boil. This can spread the infection or cause scarring. It may help to cut your child's nails very short. </p><h2>How your doctor can help your child with boils</h2> <p>If your child's boil lasts longer than two weeks, is very painful or large, or if your child seems unwell with a fever, take your child to a doctor. If your child has recurring boils, make an appointment with your child's doctor. </p> <p>A doctor or other health-care provider will physically examine the boil. In some cases, the boil may need to be surgically drained. This means your child's doctor will make a small cut in the boil to help release the pus. Sometimes the doctor will prescribe oral antibiotics (taken by mouth) to help clear the infection.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/boils_abscesses.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/boils_abscesses.jpgBoils (abscesses)

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