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ingrown hair boil

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Removal: An ingrown hair may be causing a localized inflammatory reaction rather than an actual infection that would be treated by antibiotics. The hair should ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
May need i&D : This may require incision and drainage.
Dr. Ikram Farooqi
30 years experience Internal Medicine
I&D: It needs to be removed. Culture and sensitivity before next round of antibiotic as it could be a resistant bacteria.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antibiotic: Sometimes the infection resolves if drainage is complete. To be sure, physician needs to examine it. Antibiotics may be needed.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Ask why it recurs: Boils will typically start from an infected ingrown hair. Therefore, if it is recurring in the same place, then try to figure out why-? Does it recur ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Stop shaving: Stop shaving your pubic hair. It is there for a purpose.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Warm soaks: If you have a vaginal cyst or boil then try warm soaks and see if it will go away. Do not squeeze it. If it does not resolve see your doctor for an ex ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Need a look & feel..: It is essential to have a direct look at and feel on it after reviewing the specifics, relevance, and sequence of events of this lump and its potentia ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Moist heat: Moist heat can often bring area to a “head” allowing the purulent fluid to drain out. If you start developing redness or heat spreading around the ar ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Get it drained: by a clinic. Meanwhile, apply warm compresses to soften and help it to drain.
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