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I had a boil rupture how do I care for it now

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Discoloration: This should get better within a few months. Make sure to cover the area with a sunscreen and when it is warm where a broad brimmed hat.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Boil: If it appears to be healing - you can cover it with a clean dressing.
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
See gynecologist.: I would see a gynecologist to have it opened and if it is a cyst the sac may be removed to prevent it from coming back.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pouls
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get this looked at!: Several possible causes, but a staph infection needs to be seriously considered in this situation. Please contact your doctor, and get this looked at ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Schedule a visit: It is unclear what is going on in this description. If you are having a bloody vaginal discharge then you should be seen. If you are talking about a r ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
63 years experience Urology
Need meds: Antibiotic are probably indicated. See a general surgeon. This could have connections to the Rectum or hemorrhoids
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Rupture: When a boil ruptures, generally drainage of pus-like discharge will ensue. It's best to keep the affected area covered while the boil heals on its on ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Ulcer: It sounds like your boil, or furuncle, ruptured and has no ulcerated. This requires frequent dressing changes as well as drainage if an abscess has de ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Do not allow this to progress unimpeded and undiagnosed. Get seen, diagnosed and managed. Hope this clears up soon.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Drainage: Boils (abscesses, carbuncles) are skin infections that have formed pockets of pus and infection.They need to be drained in order to heal, otherwise th ... Read More
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