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difference between boils and cysts

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Physical exam: Some are bigger, some are smaller and some are more or less inflammatory. Let your treating doctor decide.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Germs: A cyst is a collection of fluid that is not infected. Boil is a common term for an abscess in the skin, that means bacteria penetrated the skin and ca ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Boil vs cyst: A "boil" is simply a skin abscess where a bacterial infection has caused a collection of pus. The pus needs to be removed/drained. A cyst is usually ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
6 years experience Emergency Medicine
Please: ask your question again as I don't understand it. Thanks!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Check with your doc for issues,but could be due to colonization Os the nose with pathogenic bacteria. See your doc
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Cohen
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Not required. : Sebaceous cysts are occluded hair follicles or pores that collect sebum. Although they will not go away on their own, as long as they are not infected ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I think that this: warrants medical eval. Too many variables to know what exactly is going on in your axilla.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Look carefully: And you can see a dimple if it is a pilonidal cyst. Sometimes it is difficult or even impossible to tell. Initial treatment is same for both--antibi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Multiple/recurrent: She may have an MRSA infection of the skin and her immune system should be evaluated to rule out possible immune defects. It would be helpful to have ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
See physician: Obtain culture concerned MRSA as cause with appropriate care antibiotics you will be right again.
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