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Dr. Joshua Fox
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To drain boil: It is a surgical technique to drain the boil- a collection of pus . We utilize fine surgical instruments utilizing sterile technique and local anesthe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Unsure: It would require an exam and possibly cultures at least to be able to determine what is responsible for your lesion. You need to see your doctor.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Yes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shana Ageloff-kupetz
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Abscess drained : Try warm soaks or a sitz bath. Sounds like you need to see your PCP or Urgent Care to have it evaluated. If an abscess (large boil filled with puss) h ... Read More
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Boil: See your doctor . They will lance it.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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See a doctor: Not something to be attempted on your own without medical expertise.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
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It's a process: Surgical drainage is just that...Surgery. The area is 'prepped' (topical agents are used to clean the area), and an anesthetic is usually injected. A ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
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Boil: Did they put you on antibiotics?
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
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Drainage may cure: Mrsa will spread if drainage alone not cure, ask if the culture showed suseptability to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Rupture: When a boil ruptures, generally drainage of pus-like discharge will ensue. It's best to keep the affected area covered while the boil heals on its on ... Read More

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