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what does a boil look like

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Boil: As a boil heals, the area becomes softer, less tender, drains less and becomes less red.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Red,swollen, hot,: Like a boil anywhere else
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
It : It is possible that you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, which is a condition whereby you get boils/cysts/acne like lesions in the groin, armpits, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: The bruise would indicate there was some bleeding into the skin at the site of the boil. This can occasionally happen. What's most important is to g ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
NOrmal: Don't do anything this is very normal, leave it alone :) It will dry and heal all by itself. :)
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
More : Importantly it sounds like it needs to be drained. Don't play around see a doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Boil: When ruptured, a boil can appear as a crater or ulceration of the skin. The crater can extend deep into the layers of tissue, sometimes exposing musc ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Empathy: If you've ever had a boil, you know it REALLY hurts. So by looking at a large, red, swollen area of skin, you can sympathize with that person and say ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Boil: most likely from shaving. you probably need some antibiotics to treat it.

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