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i have a hard boil on my leg it is red and i get fever with it

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Not normal.: Cellulitis and sepsis needs to be ruled out. Probably you need systemic antibiotic to prevent further complications. See an urgent care doctor today.

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Boil: Recurring boils in the groin can be a condition that need treatment. A few months of an oral or topical antibiotic can really help. Until you get in ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Abscess: This could be now an abscess and might need to be opened under local anesthesia. Have it looked at by your primary care physician for evaluation and t ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
PUS BOILS LEGS: I DONT KNOW HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN THERE. SORRY. NO HOME REMEDIES. SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Residual infection: The hard, leathery, often darkened skin @ the site of a boil is residual inflammation from the skin infection. The skin should soften over time, but c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Assume they are: I seldom went to the added expense of sending a sample to the lab. The frequency of MRSA in small to large abscesses exceeds 60-70% in outpatients. It ... Read More
A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
48 years experience Family Medicine
Fire ant bites: Most likely fire ant bites, they will go away without treatment in several days. The white center is not an indication of infection, so it is best no ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It requires medcheck: This skin lesion may need removal as it could be a growth of some sorts. For this reason you should go see your PCP. Let him/her examine you and guide ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor: If a warm compress is not working after 3-4 days, then you need to see a doctor so that they can lance and drain the infection. Then, you'll get antib ... Read More
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