A carbuncle is skin infectivity present with multiple boils on the skin. It may occur anywhere in the body caused due to bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus. Carbuncles are usually seen around the nape of neck and the back.

It presents with painful boils pus discharge and necrotic (dead cells) material involving the skin and deeper tissue.

The infection is contagious and may spread to other areas of the body or other people.


  • The majority patients are adults with poorly controlled diabetes.
  • It is more commonly observe in males than females.
  • Not seen in children.


There is not an accurate cause why does one get bacterial infection leads to Carbuncle. However people with diabetes and weakened immunity are more prone to develop a carbuncle.

Carbuncle can enhance due to shaving and poor hygienic conditions.


  • Nape of the neck is the classic and most common site.
  • Trunk and proximal extremities are affected less commonly.
  • Other Sites being: Back, Shoulder, Cheek, Upper Lip, Dorsum of Finger.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Fever and enlarged Lymph nodes may be present in some cases.
  • Skin becomes red and swollen.
  • Carbuncle presents with pus filled boils, dead tissue, which spread rapidly.
  • Subsequently central part softens, multiple vesicles appear on skin which transforms into pustules which my burst or coalesce to form an ulcer.
  • Burning pain and severe itching in and around the site of carbuncle is the most distressing symptom.


  • Typically diagnosed clinically by specialist eyes.
  • Blood sugar levels have to check to rule out Diabetes.
  • Biopsy may be required to verify the diagnosis.

Homeopathic management

Carbuncle finds an outstanding treatment with homeopathy. Most cases heal and antibiotics can be avoided.

The period of treatment for Carbuncle

Most patients show significant improvement in about 5 to 6 weeks. The full length of treatment is generally for about 4 months. Some patients can require longer course of medication. It is possible to avoid antibiotic in most cases, if timely homeopathic treatment is used.

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