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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.

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Dr. Brian Lee
19 years experience
Sounds good: Will probably leave scar depending on how deep crater is, but getting it to heal is key.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 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 19 years experience
Petroleum jelly is what I usually have my patients place on wounds to keep it from drying out
Dec 1, 2013
Last updated Dec 1, 2013


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