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how to pop a boil

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Starnes
8 years experience General Practice
Don't: You risk infection by lancing a boil yourself. Have it treated by a medical processional.
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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Boil: Warm wet cloth to soak it for 10-15 min twice a day then take a sterile needle.
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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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Carefully: The best time for opening a boil is when it has come to a pussy head. Warm compresses can help the boil to come to the surface, making it easier to dr ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Boil: It's important to apply hot (not too hot) applications and wash the surrounding uninfected skin with rubbing alcohol to prevent the spread of the stap ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A boil?: If you are referring to an abscess - they might not heal properly without incision and drainage. If you are referring to an infected hair follicle - s ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would have this: Medically assessed. If you have an abscess it could be loculated
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Staph infection: You may be suffering from Staphylococcal skin infections. It is a wise idea to decolonise your body by using antibacterial body washes and topical oin ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sireesha Vemuri
16 years experience Family Medicine
Hidradenitis suppura: Hidradenitis is a common condition of sweat glands inflammation followed by infection ... Due the blocked up secretions especially is areas of repeate ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Mederma: You can try mederma. Time will take care of it. Make sure to stay out of the sun. If it is still not resolved to your satisfaction in 6 months, laser ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
?sinus tract: you need to see your dr again and see if you need a surgical debridement.keep clean with soap and water wash.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: These incisions heal from the inside out and the "lump" may be scar formation. Look for these following red flags: heat, pain, redness, swelling or fe ... Read More
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