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How to get rid of a boil on an ingrown hair follicle

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Boil: A boil may heal / drain on its own. Wam compresses may help a boil drain spontaneously. If a boil does not drain/heal by it self then it requires an ... Read More
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Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Tea bag compress: Agree with dr. G. Try a tea bag compress. Dip your tea bag in hot water. Squeeze out the tea. Now you have a handy mini-compress to put on your boil. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
These may be scrotal: cysts. see your derm about removing them if you wish but they are not dangerous.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
16 years experience General Surgery
Antibiotics?: You'll probably need antibiotics and depending on the size of the boil possibly an incision and drainage. Don't wait to get help, sometimes these can ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Get it drained: by a clinic. Meanwhile, apply warm compresses to soften and help it to drain.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Could be: Almost anything. Can't tell without seeing it. Ask your doctor if it persists or worsens.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Warm soaks: If you have a vaginal cyst or boil then try warm soaks and see if it will go away. Do not squeeze it. If it does not resolve see your doctor for an ex ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Boil: Certainly could be a boil. That is common in that area. There are also some STD's that can give you symptoms like this but they are rare and general ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Moist heat: Moist heat can often bring area to a “head” allowing the purulent fluid to drain out. If you start developing redness or heat spreading around the ar ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Doesn't sound scary: As long as there is no redness etc extending widely in the area, this should clear up without problem. See a doctor if wider redness, fever, or if it ... Read More

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