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how to permanently get rid of boils

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
Underlying cause: Best to see your GP and perhaps do a few blood test to see if you have an underlying condition like diabetes that would lead to the recurrent boils. ... Read More
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Dr. Abdulsatar Aboobaker
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Boil: If you are not a diabetic then consult your doctor who could perhaps incise the boil and remove the puss to be sent to a laboratory for culture to see ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 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.
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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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 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
33 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
14 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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
47 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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