Folliculitis, boils and carbuncles
Treatment & Care
Your child's treatment may include:
- topical antibiotics (for folliculitis)
- oral or intravenous (IV) antibiotics (to treat the infection)
- possible removal of the boils and carbuncles
For carbuncles and boils, a warm compress may also be used to help promote drainage of the lesion.
Carbuncles heal more slowly than a single boil. Keeping the skin clean helps to prevent these conditions from occurring.