During this time it is not buried in the skin but is able to retreat rapidly into it through a hair follicle or sweat gland.
A boil results when the infection is located in a hair follicle or sebaceous gland.
It crawls to the base of the hair and burrows into the hair follicle.
It is a comparatively painless operation and free from scarring if the hair follicle be not penetrated by the needle.
hair follicle n.
A deep narrow pit that is formed by the tubular invagination of the epidermis and corium and encloses the root of the hair.