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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Boils: Boils are abscesses caused by bacteria producing pus like staphylococcus. Some people are prone to them because their immune system does not protect t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Drainage: Drainage is the fastest way to get rid of them. Bleach bath and hibiclens soap might make them stay away.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Difficult: You probably have hidradenitis suppuritiva. Associated with being overweight, smoking, prediabetes/diabetes, family history. See consultation with an ... Read More
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See doctor: You could be having hidradenitis suppurativa. Please consult your doctor. http://patient.info/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa-leaflet
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are: experiencing recurrent boils - I would encourage medical assessment to determine the cause.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Have to: You have to see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. An infectious disease doctor could help you also.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Boils: To treat a boil with a warm compress and tea tree oil, pour 4 teaspoons of very hot water in a bowl. Add 2 drops of tea tree oil. Take a cotton ball o ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Boils: You go see your doctor and have him treat them. They are caused by bacteria and are full of pus. Therefore you need antibiotics and they may need to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Warm compresses: If small, start w/ warm compresses, they can sometimes drain on their own, while waiting for an appt with the doc. Do not try to pop, squeeze or cut ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Boils: Mmay be colonized with MRSA ( methacillin resistent staph aureus) or other staph. Wash daily, clean clothes , wash after sweating. Can try Hibiclens ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have th ... Read More
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