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Docs, could a boil cause you to have a fever and body aches?

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Yes: Depending on the size and location. it may spread to your blood and cause blood infection.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could a boil cause a fever and body aches?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Boil-ing over: You hate to think that a simple boil can become more complicated but certainly it can. This depends on the type of germ causing the infection & the person (you) dealing with the infection. Hopefully u can get some help, because in ur case I'm worried ur body is struggling to control this disease. Best to call your primary doc now & ask what to do. You may need antibiotics or even a quick drainage.

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Last updated Mar 21, 2017

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