DERMATOLOGY UPDATEPresented by Haider K. Bangash, M.D.Board Certified DermatologistWHAT ARE CARBUNCLES?When hair follicles become infected, a boil can form, creating a squeezing can cause scarring and spread the infection further.pocket of pus under the skin. When boils cluster together and connectunder the skin, the condition is referred to as a "carbuncle." cCarbuncles are associated with older age, obesity, poor hygiene,Carbunclesusually develop on parts of the body that have the most hair but are not and poor overall health. Carbuncles also can occur in healthy, fit, youngerlimited to those areas. They are most often caused by staph infections. people, especially those who live together in group settings such aswhen bacteria enter the skin via hair follicles or other opening. Because college dorms and share items such as bed linens, towels, or clothing.carbuncles are bacterial, they can spread to others through skin-to- At ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY, our dermatologists specialize in theskin contact, so they should be kept covered with clean bandages until treatment of a wide range of skin conditions. Call 630-832-2111 for anthey heal. Carbuncles should be allowed to drain on their own because appointment at 103 N. Haven, Suite 7.Your skin specialist, dedicated to providing expertcare of all disorders of the skin, hair, and nails.We accept most medical insurance, Visa, and MasterCard.Our practice is located at103 N. Haven Rd., Suite 7, Elmhurst, ILHaider K. Bangash, M.D.Board Certified DermatologistELMHURSTDERMATOLOGYPP.S. Although rare, it is possible for bacteria from a carbuncle to enter theblood stream and cause serious conditions like sepsis or infections in the lungs,heart, bones, and other areas of the body.www.elmhurstdermatology.com DERMATOLOGY UPDATE Presented by Haider K. Bangash, M.D. Board Certified Dermatologist WHAT ARE CARBUNCLES? When hair follicles become infected, a boil can form, creating a squeezing can cause scarring and spread the infection further. pocket of pus under the skin. When boils cluster together and connect under the skin, the condition is referred to as a "carbuncle." c Carbuncles are associated with older age, obesity, poor hygiene, Carbuncles usually develop on parts of the body that have the most hair but are not and poor overall health. Carbuncles also can occur in healthy, fit, younger limited to those areas. They are most often caused by staph infections. people, especially those who live together in group settings such as when bacteria enter the skin via hair follicles or other opening. Because college dorms and share items such as bed linens, towels, or clothing. carbuncles are bacterial, they can spread to others through skin-to- At ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY, our dermatologists specialize in the skin contact, so they should be kept covered with clean bandages until treatment of a wide range of skin conditions. Call 630-832-2111 for an they heal. Carbuncles should be allowed to drain on their own because appointment at 103 N. Haven, Suite 7. Your skin specialist, dedicated to providing expert care of all disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. We accept most medical insurance, Visa, and MasterCard. Our practice is located at 103 N. Haven Rd., Suite 7, Elmhurst, IL Haider K. Bangash, M.D. Board Certified Dermatologist ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY PP.S. Although rare, it is possible for bacteria from a carbuncle to enter the blood stream and cause serious conditions like sepsis or infections in the lungs, heart, bones, and other areas of the body. www.elmhurstdermatology.com

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DERMATOLOGY UPDATE Presented by Haider K. Bangash, M.D. Board Certified Dermatologist WHAT ARE CARBUNCLES? When hair follicles become infected, a boil can form, creating a squeezing can cause scarring and spread the infection further. pocket of pus under the skin. When boils cluster together and connect under the skin, the condition is referred to as a "carbuncle." c Carbuncles are associated with older age, obesity, poor hygiene, Carbuncles usually develop on parts of the body that have the most hair but are not and poor overall health. Carbuncles also can occur in healthy, fit, younger limited to those areas. They are most often caused by staph infections. people, especially those who live together in group settings such as when bacteria enter the skin via hair follicles or other opening. Because college dorms and share items such as bed linens, towels, or clothing. carbuncles are bacterial, they can spread to others through skin-to- At ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY, our dermatologists specialize in the skin contact, so they should be kept covered with clean bandages until treatment of a wide range of skin conditions. Call 630-832-2111 for an they heal. Carbuncles should be allowed to drain on their own because appointment at 103 N. Haven, Suite 7. Your skin specialist, dedicated to providing expert care of all disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. We accept most medical insurance, Visa, and MasterCard. Our practice is located at 103 N. Haven Rd., Suite 7, Elmhurst, IL Haider K. Bangash, M.D. Board Certified Dermatologist ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY PP.S. Although rare, it is possible for bacteria from a carbuncle to enter the blood stream and cause serious conditions like sepsis or infections in the lungs, heart, bones, and other areas of the body. www.elmhurstdermatology.com DERMATOLOGY UPDATE Presented by Haider K. Bangash, M.D. Board Certified Dermatologist WHAT ARE CARBUNCLES? When hair follicles become infected, a boil can form, creating a squeezing can cause scarring and spread the infection further. pocket of pus under the skin. When boils cluster together and connect under the skin, the condition is referred to as a "carbuncle." c Carbuncles are associated with older age, obesity, poor hygiene, Carbuncles usually develop on parts of the body that have the most hair but are not and poor overall health. Carbuncles also can occur in healthy, fit, younger limited to those areas. They are most often caused by staph infections. people, especially those who live together in group settings such as when bacteria enter the skin via hair follicles or other opening. Because college dorms and share items such as bed linens, towels, or clothing. carbuncles are bacterial, they can spread to others through skin-to- At ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY, our dermatologists specialize in the skin contact, so they should be kept covered with clean bandages until treatment of a wide range of skin conditions. Call 630-832-2111 for an they heal. Carbuncles should be allowed to drain on their own because appointment at 103 N. Haven, Suite 7. Your skin specialist, dedicated to providing expert care of all disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. We accept most medical insurance, Visa, and MasterCard. Our practice is located at 103 N. Haven Rd., Suite 7, Elmhurst, IL Haider K. Bangash, M.D. Board Certified Dermatologist ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY PP.S. Although rare, it is possible for bacteria from a carbuncle to enter the blood stream and cause serious conditions like sepsis or infections in the lungs, heart, bones, and other areas of the body. www.elmhurstdermatology.com

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