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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
48 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
...Impetigo..: Sounds like Impetigo, a fairly common skin infection caused by Bacteria. Tends to be common in children in Daycare but can also happen to adults. Coul ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hartman
39 years experience Dermatology
Sounds like HS: Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammation of the apocrine glands and can be very painful. There are many treatments with some success.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Determine cause...: See your pmd to determine why you have developed a boil and get the appropriate treatment. There are many things that can cause this and would be ver ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
You need to see : A doctor, i would recommend a foot and ankle doctor who needs to incise and drain the infection. You should be placed on antibiotics as well.
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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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Warm SITS baths: Warm sits baths (for 15 minutes several times a day) can help reduce the pain and swelling. See your doctor for possible drainage of the abscess. Taki ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Boil: You need to see ypur doctor or find a good doctor. No need to go to er. This is not an emergency but needs to be treated.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Meyerson
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See a doctor: Use warm compresses and bathe with an antibacterial soap. See a doctor for additional treatment.
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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A female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor...: The antibiotic may need to be switched, or the boil (abscess) may need to be drained to clear it up.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Probably needs drainage and/or antibiotics.
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