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how do i get rid of a boil

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Boil: Use hot compresses to bring the boil to a head, then see your doctor for incision and drainage of the boil
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Boil: Might be a boil, or infected cyst, anyway, needs to be surgically drained + antibiotic. If it is a cyst it needs eventually be removed.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Incise & drain: The definitive treatment for a boil is incision and drainage. Try soaking the foot in hot water to see if it will drain on its own. If not, it will ha ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Boil: Would suggest checking in with your GP. Some abscesses( boils) need antibiotics, some need to be lanced also along with antibiotics. Avoiding friction ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Plan; yes: Boil; either needs drainage or has drained itself. Are they recurrent? Is this a longstandi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph aureus: This should be incised and drained and cultured so that the organism (commonly Staphylococcus aureus) can be isolated and tested for antibiotic sensit ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
I&D: You probably need to have it incised and drained.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Read on: Hot soaks either by direct immersion of the area or by applying hot wet packs to the area frequently (every several hours) will bring this to a head w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See GP: Go to see gp and get yourself checked. There are different things possible including infection, tumor etc. Warm compress and antibiotic may be needed ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
See Dr.: Lancing a boil to establish drainage is necessary for the fastest healing. This needs to be done under sterile conditions. In addition, moist heat and ... Read More

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