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Boil on buttocks cheek

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Warm WET Compresses: I guess you mean by "blind" that you can't see it. The surgeons say: "The only cure for an abscess is drainage". An abscess is an infected area that h... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
General Surgery 44 years experience
Excision: Repeat infections are never a good thing. Also see ifr this is a spot of endometriosis.
A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Boil?: If it is red swollen and painful ( like a boil ) it probably is a boil. Recurrence makes me wonder whether or not you might have a sebaceous cyst. I... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible Abscess: I recommend that this be medically assessed. If she has an actual abscess - it might require incision & drainage.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 35 years experience
Get it drained: This may be a boil or an infected cyst, since it's been there for years. The infection needs to be drained and controlled with antibiotics first. If t... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
MRSA?: Unfortunately even people like yourself who keep very clean can get small abscesses on skin like this. Baking soda may or may not help but won’t hurt... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See doc: you may need antibiotics or even an I&D to be done. Good luck.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Small abscess: It may have been a small hair follicle infection that has now expanded after your initial manipulation. A warm compress may draw it out over a day or ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely.: Millions of people have these and very very few ever die, but it would be a horrible way to go. Boils in this area can get out of hand and require sur... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Boils: Need to be drained and may need antibiotics. Keep the area clean by showering often with an antibacterial solution. This bacteria is often carried in ... Read More

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