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What causes skin abscess? 2 possible conditions

A skin abscess, also called a boil, is a bump that appears within or below the skin’s surface. This bump is usually full of pus or translucent fluid, and it’s typically due to a bacterial infection. A skin abscess may appear on any part of the body.... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


MRSA (Staph) Infection

MRSA is an infection caused by a type of staph bacteria that's resistant to many different antibiotics. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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Boil (Furuncle)

Boils are painful infections that develop in your hair follicles. Also known as furuncles and abscesses, boils can pop up almost anywhere on your body. In addition, they can manifest in more than one of your follicle...

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