A 51-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take for a boil to completely drain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: If you have an abscess it may need to be incised to get adequate drainage to allow for healing.
Answered on Nov 6, 2018

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