Definition of Carbuncles
1. Noun. (plural of carbuncle) ¹
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Definition of Carbuncles
1. carbuncle [n] - See also: carbuncle
Medical Definition of Carbuncles
1. A skin abscess, a collection of pus that forms inside the body. Antibiotics are often not very helpful in treating abscesses. The main treatments include hot packs and draining ( lancing ) the abscess, but only when it is soft and ready to drain. If you have a fever or long-term illness, such as cancer or diabetes, or are taking medications that suppress the immune system, you should contact your healthcare practitioner if you develop an abscess. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Carbuncles
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1. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1877)
"I think the usual treatment of boils and carbuncles, as set forth in works of medicine and surgery, may be briefly described as this. ..."
2. The Practice of medicine by Thomas Hawkes Tanner (1874)
"carbuncles are most frequently situated about the nape of the neck, ... As boils are due to a vitiated state of the blood, so carbuncles have their ..."
3. A Treatise on diseases of the skin: With Special Reference to Their by McCall Anderson (1887)
"On Tuesday both turned ill, and, in a day or two, were suffering from carbuncles. The younger of the two was attended by me. He had three carbuncles on the ..."
4. The Principles of Therapeutics by Oliver Thomas Osborne (1921)
"TREATMENT OF BOILS AND carbuncles A series of boils and carbuncles occurring in a patient shows that infection, emanating from some internal focus or having ..."
5. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1918)
"BOILS AND carbuncles These frequent and unwelcome visitors are alway? due to an infection. The greatest preventive is constant cleanliness of the back of ..."
6. A Practical Treatise on the Medical and Surgical Uses of Electricity by George Miller Beard, Alphonso David Rockwell (1883)
"Gangrene.—Gangrene may be treated electrically in various ways, but especially by electrolysis and galvano-cautery. carbuncles and Furuncles. ..."
7. Modern surgical therapeutics: A Compendium of Current Formuláe, Approved by George Henry Napheys (1879)
"This abortive treatment of boils and carbuncles has been very highly commended by Dr. THEODORE ROTH, of Eutin, Germany. The pain is relieved in a few hours, ..."
8. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1871)
"The Causes of Danger accompanying Boils and carbuncles of the Face.—Dr. Reverdin observes : 1. That anthrax and furuncle of the face are particularly ..."