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do boils cause fever

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Boil-ing over: You hate to think that a simple boil can become more complicated but certainly it can. This depends on the type of germ causing the infection & th ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Depending on the size and location. it may spread to your blood and cause blood infection.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Influenza?: Your symptoms suggest a bad cold or influenza; see a doctor and get tested and perhaps treated for flu. If it's flu, oseltamivir (Tamiflu) will help - ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Tamiflu/Flu eval: You may have influenza and if you are in contact with anyone who has traveled to China, an evaluation is also suggested. If you have flu contacts, th ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Abscess: A boil is commonly known as an abscess. It usually presents as a a localized area or pus, bacteria and inflammatory cells that is walled off. Treatm ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Has to be seen: Skin and soft tissue infection over the buttock and upper inner thigh are pretty common. Once abscess is formed, incision and drainage are required.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: A boil or abscess may drain and sometimes heal on its own - the fact that you are having mild fever is reason to see a doctor because you may need ant ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: See your doctor, he/she may provide an antibiotic.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Watch closely: If a boil opens, drains completely, the pain's improving, no fever and there's no surrounding redness or swelling, it bodes well for your recovery. B ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly not: Boils are often caused by staphylococcus aureus (a bacteria) and most strains of this may be resistant to amoxicillin. If you have fever you should b ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Check with doctor: This depends on size of the boils, where on your body, and maybe on the exact antibiotic you are taking. Boils can progress for a day or two after st ... Read More
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