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How do I get rid of a painful boil in the pelvic region

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 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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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Pilonidal cyst: A pilonidal cyst is an abnormal pocket originating in the skin that usually contains hair, skin debris and other abnormal tissue. A pilonidal cyst is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
I&D: Get it incised and drained by a medical provider.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Siegel
40 years experience Urology
Good question: Impossible to answer without knowing specifics...Male or female, pain on penetration, climax, etc.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgical excision. : Of a tincture of time may lessen it.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Ibuprofen often: will treat pain from your period; the next step would be Aleve (if you do not have a medical problem which would not allow you to take these). Try tak ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Options: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for d ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : Usually a recurring boil is a sign of a cyst sometimes a Bartholin's cyst usually require surgical removal. Consult obstetrician gynecologist or famil ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
18 years experience Family Medicine
Wait it out: Wait it out is best. It should erupt in time. Otherwise, you could have it surgically extracted by a physician. Monitor for infection - may need ant ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
41 years experience Family Medicine
Acne: You are describing either a skin infection called folliculitis, which occurs in people with oily skin with increased bacteria on their skin, in situat ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Heat: I typically tell my patients to put a cup of uncooked rice into a sock. Tie off the end of the sock & place in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Ri ... Read More
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