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can boils make you sick

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: One boil generally only causes localized pain and tenderness, but multiple ones may cause symptoms of fever and malaise. In the latter case a course o ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Need: More information to answer your questions please describe where boil was and how it popped
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
13 years experience Preventive Medicine
Possibly: Any infection can lead to systemic symptoms due to the inflammatory process it causes. If you are having systemic symptoms such as these (especially ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
See ID doctor: You should see an infectious disease specialist. You need to have the pus from the boils cultured so you can know what antibiotics will work to treat ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manoj Mathew
14 years experience Family Medicine
Sick??: You could develop symptoms of diarrhea or nausea and vomiting. If no symptoms over 2 days you could possibly not have been affected by the water. Just ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
G I problem: There are many possibilities but without further information i would certainly go see your general md or a g i specialist.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Boil : Sounds like its time to have it removed.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
27 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: Boil water order is done to kill bacteria in DRINKING water. As long as you did not drink the water you should be ok. Also you used the universal prec ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,it is. You: need an antibiotic and warm compresses to the boil 4-5x/day to help it open and drain..
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Stomach flu: You probably have stomach flu. Probiotics, yogurt, and hydration fluid may help.
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