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A 28-year-old female asked:

i have a boil under my arm. its open and leak green stuff?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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U mean leaks money??: That makes you your own personal ATM machine! Hey, best to have that looked at, unless it's real small and the leaking stops and the boil starts shrinking. Unlikely, though. Wash it with soap and water and put something over it to catch the green stuff, DON'T SQUEEZE IT, and get thee to a doctor. The under-arm is a very sensitive spot and these things tend to recur there--best to nip it now
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Sounds good.: Usually once a boil drains it is on its way to healing. As long as it is improving, moist heat and some pain control is all that is necessary. If it is not healing or becomes worse despite draining it is time to seek care.

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A 47-year-old male asked:

I have a boil under my arm pit. should I consult a doctor?

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Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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Yes: An axillary boil is a bacterial infection.Depending on stage ,some would require drainage and antibiotics and some antibiotics only.

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