Furuncle

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What is furuncle?

A boil is a pus filled skin infection involving an entire hair follicle and nearby skin tissue. The area will look pinkish-red, swollen, and feel tender to touch. The boil can either drain on its own or will need to be drained by a health professional.

Common symptoms reported by people with furuncle

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with furuncle

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zyrtec-D)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with furuncle, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with furuncle

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zyrtec-D)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with furuncle, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has furuncle on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 1
40s 4
50s 4
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from furuncle patients who have completed their condition history
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