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boil drained and has a soft black head over it. head now gone. crater left. how should i treat this now? band-aid and neosporin on it now.

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Lee
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Sounds good: Will probably leave scar depending on how deep crater is, but getting it to heal is key.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Throw away the Neosporin. There is no benefit. It is a common cause for allergic reactions & may interfere with wound healing. Keep lubricated with Aquaphor or vaseline.
Nov 30, 2013
Dr. Emil Shakov
Dr. Emil Shakov commented
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Petroleum jelly is what I usually have my patients place on wounds to keep it from drying out
Dec 1, 2013

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