What Causes Boils in the Pubic Area? Symptoms, Treatment, and Risk Factors
A boil (also called a furuncle) is a common type of infection that occurs in a hair follicle. It’s a deep form of bacterial folliculitis, which is an infection of a hair follicle. It might start out as a small red bump, but when your body detects the tiny infection, it activates your white blood cells to attack.