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Boil popped under skin

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Don't pop it. Apply warm compresses. An abscess may require medical intervention.

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
MRSA / impetigo?: Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. There is often yellowish crusty material, but pustules and boils can form too. With resistant staph b ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Surgeon/dermatologis: You need a surgeon (a general surgeon or preferably a colorectal surgeon) or a dermatologist to I&D (incise and drain) the boil. Boils are actuall ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist eval: Hard to tell what they are without a picture so they should be examined by a dermatologist if they haven't been already
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Boiling mad!: It is so irritating when, not only is something wrong, but it is visible! A boil may have no head at first. At the early stages, it may respond to ant ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Boils on skin: Would seek medical attention within 24-48 hours. Though it looks like blood may be mixed with bacteria and you may need antibiotics to heal and preve ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Abscess/boil: It sounds like an abscess or boil as described and certainly the definitive treatment is incision and drainage, with antibiotics. At times, there may ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Have your doctor: take a look. May be a cyst underneath that was infected. If that's the case, it may become infected again, so it's best to have it properly diagnosed. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A boil?: If you are referring to an abscess - they might not heal properly without incision and drainage. If you are referring to an infected hair follicle - s ... Read More

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