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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
39 years experience Dermatology
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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Abscess Treatment: An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red. Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of ... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: Not something to be attempted on your own without medical expertise.
Dr. George T Tsai
27 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: Don't take a chance with your health. Diy is not a good idea with any medical procedure.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Boil draining: Yes. Likely need antibiotics as well. f/u/ w/ doc urgent care today
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Boil: See your doctor . They will lance it.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes have to let the pus out in order to prevent complications , and spread of infection in the deep tissues.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: A large boil can more than just painful. An infection can spread to local skin or into deep tissues of the skin if manipulated too much. Damaged laye ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Variable..: Again it all depends on the size of the boil. Adequate drainage means that most of the pus has been removed and the lesion does not swell back up and ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: If you have an abscess it may need to be incised to get adequate drainage to allow for healing.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
32 years experience Dermatology
Boil: Boils do not really have a core. It is more a big nodule of pus and inflammation. If the lesion is draining, it should reduce in size and pain and s ... Read More

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