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How to bring a boil to head fast

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Use warm compresses: Not sure about the toothpaste, although to be honest i would avoid it to prevent irritant contact dermatitis in that sensitive area. Warm compresses w... Read More
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. Toothpaste will not get rid of it. Find out where the infection is coming from and get it treated. See a dentist... Read More
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
No: You need to see a doctor for that, you can clean the area with peroxide or alcohol in the interim.

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Get checked: Any boil always makes me think of MRSA infection these days especially if there is a lot of pain. At your age you must factor in any underlying health... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Blood Sugar Control: Diabetes by it's very nature tends to weaken the immune system and predisposes to bacterial infections. In poorly controlled diabetics, the elevated b... Read More
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sluggish: The immune system in a diabetic is sluggish especially when the sugars are high over a long period of time. This makes infections easier to contract.... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
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Hi: I would clean it with a strong salt (kitchen salt) solution and use mercurchrome and a "dry gauze" swab?
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Boil Therapy: The primary home remedy for most boils is heat application, usually with hot soaks or hot packs. Heat application increases the circulation to the are... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
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Heat: In general application of heat frequently will help more than any ointment or creams. Heat dilates your blood vessels allowing more of your antibodies... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jean Calhoun
Specializes in Dermatology
Genetics: You probably have a condition called hidradenitis suppurative. It is probably in your genes. It is not something that you did. It is a disorder of ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
See a dentist: Most often, an infection should be evaluated by a health provider. Any abscess will heal more quickly once drained, because antibiotics won't get into... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Nganswered
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Warm compresses: A warm compress will increase local blood flow and allow a collection of white blood cells to form. If it persists and does not drain, you may need ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Varies a lot...: Boils come in many sizes, such as 1/4 of an inch up to more than an inch. They can be anywhere in the body. Also, different people's bodies react to b... Read More