What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Boils

Boils are local staphylococ-

Boils look like acne, too, except

Boils at least locally contraindi-

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cus infections similar to

that the lesions are bigger and

cate massage, and care should

 

acne, but they are not re-

they usually occur singly rather

be taken to make sure the infec-

 

lated to adolescence or

than being spread over a large

tion is not systemic (screen the

 

liver dysfunction,

area. They are also more painful

client for other symptoms such

 

 

than typical acne lesions.

as swelling, fever, or discomfort

 

 

 

other than at the site of the le-

 

 

 

sion). The bacteria that cause

 

 

 

boils are extremely virulent and

 

 

 

communicable. The sheets of a

 

 

 

client with boils should be

 

 

 

treated with extra care.

 

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