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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Boils, cystic acne: There are conditions of the face which can cause eruptions similar to those about which you speak, but your question strongly suggests one called cyst ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Lock up the razor: The way to stop shaving the boils is to lock up the razor. Since the boils stick up higher than the normal skin, a razor will cut their tops off. Afte ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience Dermatology
Get cultured: Go to your dr and get one of these boils drained and cultured. Community acquired MRSA is a growing problem. I like body washes with benzoyl peroxid ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
No real prevention: Although it's not always possible to prevent boils, especially if you have a compromised immune system, the following measures may help you avoid stap ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Boil? Abscess?: You might need an incision and drainage to stop the pain.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
May be impossible: There is no specific way to prevent boils from forming as most of the time, they are related to a breach in the skin such as a puncture wound, cut, ab ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Boils, where?: Boils are usually caused by infection of the hair follicle, and regular cleaning with antibacterial soap will be helpful. If you don't get better with ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Get it drained: Antibacterial soaps and antibiotics placed on the skin are of little help once a boil has formed.Antibiotics taken by mouth or a shot may help a more ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Good hygiene: Need to obtain a nasal swab for mrsa. May need to be on an antibiotic for weeks or months to supress the bacteria. May need to shower with hibiclens d ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Boils: Crops of recurrent boils means that the staphylococcus bacteria are colonizing your skin and causing invasive skin infections which result in recurren ... Read More

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