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What could be the effects of using hydrocortisone on a boil?

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Dr. Erma Benitez
Dermatology 41 years experience
Reduce inflammation: over the counter hydrocortisone will perhaps reduce the redness and tenderness of a boil but it is no substitution for treatment. You cannot dismiss a staph infection. Most "boils" should be lanced under sterile technique.

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What could be the effects of using hydrocortisone on a boil? How can it make it worse?

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See details: Hydrocortisone reduces the body's ability to fight infection and a boil occurs as the result as infection.

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