The main featurescarbuncle, which differentiate it from other necrotic inflammation, are the scope and the speed of its proliferation. As soon as possible after the birth of the pathogenic process, one or more ulcers cover a fairly large area of the skin and severely inflamed. Most often suffer from skin of the face, neck, back and lower back and buttocks. On the face of anthrax is almost always occur in young people, and elderly patients complain mainly inflammation of the skin of limbs, trunk and neck.
Not to be confused with the carbuncle furuncle - a variety of skin diseases. Carbuncle usually represents a large abscess, whereas furuncle manifested loose several ulcers. Carbuncle arises at the confluence of several boils, formed as a result of complications of staphylococcal folliculitis.
Causes of carbuncle
Staphylococci, Streptococci, E. coli,Proteus and enterococci, - the presence of these pathogens in the human body makes it vulnerable to various kinds of diseases, in particular skin problems. In addition, there are other factors that directly or indirectly affect education in the thickness of the epidermis carbuncles:
- neglect of personal hygiene rules;
- frequent skin contact with oil derivative products (fuel oil, lubricating oil);
- irregular change of underwear;
- humid and warm climate;
- squeezing pimples and peeling;
- combing places insect bites;
- disturbed metabolism;
- Skin contamination with lime, cement or coal dust;
- deficiency of nutrients in the body due to malnutrition;
- fatigue and decrease in total body tone.
Peculiarities of carbuncle
It should be noted first of all that an independenttreatment carbuncle house justified only when the disease is mild and does not cause a person severe pain. Fighting carbuncle by means Traditional medicine has one goal: to reduce the inflammation and relieve ulcer breakthrough moment.
For lotions and compresses suitable medicinal plants that are used in the treatment of boils. Here are some effective recipes:
- Chamomile flowers, leaves of clover and pour mallowboiling water and steamed for 10 - 15 minutes. Then lay out the plant material in cheesecloth, folded in several layers, and attach to the sore spot. Hold as long as the compress to cool.
- Grind fresh plantain leaves into small pieces, wrap them in cheesecloth and secure with the help of a bandage on the affected skin. Periodically change the contents of the gauze on fresh feed.
- A few garlic cloves pass through the press, and with a soft gauze bandage fix pulp healing to the inflamed site. Compress hold at least 20 minutes.
- Melilotus officinalis can be applied externally as wellalso prepare extracts from it for the reception inside: 1 tbsp. l. Dry grass plants need to pour 250 ml of boiling water and infuse for at least half an hour in a sealed container. A cold infusion drink 2-3 times a day in small portions.
- Fresh or dried flowers of calendula (marigold) can prepare an anti-inflammatory ointment. The raw material is ground and added to the lard in a proportion of 1 to 4.
- It will help reduce inflammation and strengthen host defenses drink from chicory: 2 tsp.. minced plants pour 250 ml of boiling water. Accepted 1/3 cup per day.
Carbuncle and complications
Some patients, for various reasons tend tounderestimate the disease and therefore fall to the doctor too late. Meanwhile, the neglect of their health is fraught with sad consequences.
Due to lack of timely treatment of infection,influenced the formation of carbuncle, can penetrate deep into the body. The most common complications are threatening people with weakened immune systems. When pathogens penetrate the soft tissue thickness, there occurs an abscess - pyoinflammatory education. Infection is a risk for the patient's bone system: complication is the development of heavy and dangerous bone disease - osteomyelitis. When you move the pathogenic process in veins and blood vessels, the patient will certainly face a phlebitis and thrombophlebitis.
The greatest danger are carbuncles, whichappear on the face: the uncontrolled spread of the infection occurs and the inflammation of the meninges, as a consequence, the development of meningitis. A further complication of the disease is manifested by sepsis, which can cause the death of a person.
How to prevent the formation of carbuncles
Prevention of this dangerous skin diseasesthe most simple: you have to constantly take care of the skin and body, focuses on the purification procedure, and regularly change underwear and bed linen. Not superfluous and would be taking care of your health: early treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases, and receive high-quality vitamins in the offseason.