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How to permanently get rid of boils

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If you are: experiencing recurrent boils - I would encourage medical assessment to determine the cause.
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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
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 15 years experience
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Drainage: Drainage is the fastest way to get rid of them. Bleach bath and hibiclens soap might make them stay away.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 48 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If you have: multiple, chronic boils - then it is likely that more than good hygiene is needed. I would get a formal medical evaluation to get to the cause of this... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
You need a doctor: Most 'boils' are due to staphylococcus bacteria infecting the skin.Pus forms below the skin which swells to form a painful boil.Sometimes streptococci... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Worms: Firstly flat worms could be Tapewroms, your blisters could be cutaneous larva migrans (sandworms) or also Guinea Worms which produces blisters in the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
No: Boils or abscesses are infections, the only way to treat them is with drainage and antibiotics.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Boils: Antibiotics are often used to eliminate any accompanying bacterial infection, especially if there is an infection of the surrounding skin. However, an... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
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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