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A 36-year-old member asked:

after popping a boil i have a huge hole should i be worried?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I would have this: Medically assessed. If you have an abscess it could be loculated

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How to pop a boil?

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Don't: You risk infection by lancing a boil yourself. Have it treated by a medical processional.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What is a boil?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Infected skin tissue: Infxn under skin. Needs opened, drained and antibiotics for a few days.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of a boil.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Boil on skin: A boil is a deeper seated skin infection - an abcess cavity which can be quite large and painful. It is more common in younger people. Most boils can be treated with drainage and the use of protective antibiotics. See your general physician for treatment.
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A 33-year-old female asked:

How do I take care of a boil after it has popped and left behind a small hole?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Should heal: The small hole after popping a boil will heal itself. It may form a scar but it will heal. It's not advisable to pop a boil at home though.
A 39-year-old member asked:

About once a month, I get a boil. Is that ok or bad?

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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Boil: Well, if the boil is in the same locale, there may be a foreign body that causes the body to react. If the location of the boil changes, then it may indicate that you have a skin colonization with a particular bacterial sub-type. See a dermatologist to get this checked out by a professional.

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