Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

bring a boil to a head

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Boil Therapy: The primary home remedy for most boils is heat application, usually with hot soaks or hot packs. Heat application increases the circulation to the are ... Read More
3
3 thanks
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Possibly.: I don't know for sure, but I have heard the same thing. It couldn't hurt to try!
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Warm yes: Not sure about toothpaste. But definitely moist heat.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Use warm compresses: Not sure about the toothpaste, although to be honest i would avoid it to prevent irritant contact dermatitis in that sensitive area. Warm compresses w ... Read More
6
6 thanks
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. Toothpaste will not get rid of it. Find out where the infection is coming from and get it treated. See a dentist ... Read More
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
18 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: You need to see a doctor for that, you can clean the area with peroxide or alcohol in the interim.
1
1 thank
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Get checked: Any boil always makes me think of MRSA infection these days especially if there is a lot of pain. At your age you must factor in any underlying health ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Blood Sugar Control: Diabetes by it's very nature tends to weaken the immune system and predisposes to bacterial infections. In poorly controlled diabetics, the elevated b ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
HUH????: Exactly which "medications"? Exactly which "persistent skin condition" for how long? If you want a useful answer you must supply useful facts. Otherwi ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Heat: In general application of heat frequently will help more than any ointment or creams. Heat dilates your blood vessels allowing more of your antibodies ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
See a dentist: Most often, an infection should be evaluated by a health provider. Any abscess will heal more quickly once drained, because antibiotics won't get into ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Boils: Boils on scalp and underarms could be caused by acne, hidradenitis, bacterial infections and a number of other causes. Please have this evaluated by ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Varies a lot...: Boils come in many sizes, such as 1/4 of an inch up to more than an inch. They can be anywhere in the body. Also, different people's bodies react to b ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month