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Boils

Boils; ;

Boils are infections just under the top layer of the skin. They cause a tender lump which may 'point' (come to a head) and release pus. Boils often form in the glands around the root of a hair. The wall of the gland keeps the infection in one place, so it does not spread into the surrounding skin.

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Better Health Channel (Victorian Government)   
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/

Raising Children Network (Australian Government) 
http://raisingchildren.net.au/ 

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