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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Abcess: Perianal abscesses or boils are quite uncomfortable for several days and I would postpone any travel plans until you are free from pain, drainage and ... Read More
Dr. Michael Perez
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Not long- 1 day: there may be lingering soreness but draining the boil is usually great relief if there is a lot of surrounding infected tissue, it could last another ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Donut pillow: would be helpful if you have to travel, however run it by your doctor, need to check your blood sugar if you get boils often, your doctor would advis ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Boil: Would recommend that you not do this. Usually due to a bacteria called Staph aureus, and if improperly treated can become quite serious and spread to ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
22 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: On what it is. I it could be a fistula or a cyst. Sitz baths can't hurt until you see the doctor.
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A male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
23 years experience Family Medicine
Explanation : It's usual for this region. Wound need to be clean and healing goes from deep to surface. Otherwise complete stable recovery may be not successful.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
21 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Need to see MD: May be external hemorrhoids, abscess or wart. You need a physician to take a look.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
52 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Perineal abscess: Drain it,see surgeon, take antibiotics. which should be started before surgery. Obtain specimen sent for culture and sensitivity, once results known; ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Get it drained: You need to get the area drained, which will require some local anesthesia and an incision. This may be from an anal fistula, but now it just needs ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
19 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
I take it the boil: Is outside your anus which is most likey either an abscess or a thrombosed hemorrhoid. You dont really need any meds but an exam where some of them ca ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Get checked!: Your boil (= abscess) may represent the opening of a fistula, an abnormal infected tunnel that will need surgery to fix and prevent serious problems d ... Read More
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