A carbuncle is a collection of boils caused by staphyloccus aureaus – characterized by a painful node and covered with tight red skin that later becomes thick and discharges pus. Carbuncles are commonly found on the upper back, nape of the neck or the buttocks.
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Keep the area clean and apply neat lavender oil to the site of the problem 3 times a day.
Add 8-10 drops of lavender to the bath water as a disinfectant measure.
Tea tree oil can be used in this same manner, or in combination with lavender oil.