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How to stop shaving boils

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology 23 years experience
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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Boil? Abscess?: You might need an incision and drainage to stop the pain.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Boils: Please start with a clinic visit to a primary doctor. If things go OK that is fine. If not you will be sent to a specialist. Hope all goes well.
A member asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
DR visit: See your DR, you prob will need antibiotics to make the boil "completely" disappear.

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