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How to stop shaving boils

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Boil? Abscess?: You might need an incision and drainage to stop the pain.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: It needs to be incised and drained and probably an antibiotic..
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
37 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
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.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
DR visit: See your DR, you prob will need antibiotics to make the boil "completely" disappear.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Staph aureus: Is the most common organism involved. You may be able to reduce the frequency of recurrence by trying to eliminate nasopharyngeal and skin carriage. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 31 years experience
Basic hygeine: The best treatment for scrotal boils is PREVENTION. Clean and dry skin around the clock is mandatory. Over the counter product such as Gold Bond pow... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
This is one that: is best evaluated in person by a physician. Take care.
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