Boils is an inflamed swelling normally caused by bacterial skin infection to the hair follicle. They are filled with pus and are highly contagious. Boils mainly tend to occur in areas where there is friction between the skin and clothing, and particularly on the parts of the body that have hair or sweat glands. Well, the formation of boil begins with tender-to-touch and redness on the skin. Gradually, white blood cells, protein, and bacteria get filled in the centre of the boil. Over time, pus forms inside the boil, causing it to grow larger making it more painful. Certain areas of the body are more susceptible to boils, includes the neck, face, armpits, groin and buttocks. In most cases, boils can eventually burst and the pus will drain away without leaving a scar. Boils skin infection mostly resolve by themselves, but severe or recurring cases require medical attention.
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