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A 43-year-old male asked:

how long does it take for a boil to leave my bottom cheek? also how is it to be treated ?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Improving?: If the boil is getting better (not getting more tender, red, deep) then it will probably take a couple weeks to completely resolve. If it is actually worsening then you'll need to go to a doctor to have it drained before it can start to heal.

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A female asked:

I believe I may have a boil on the side of my butt Crack about 2 inches goes down the right cheek is it something I need to have looked at or will it take care of itself?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
See your doctor: You need a doctor to check this. She may drain it and if infected treat you with antibiotics. If there is streaking she will be able to diagnose cellulitis or even a possible fistula or check you for any sexually transmitted rashes. She may have to send out a culture of the drainage. Hope you feel better soon and get this taken care of.

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Last updated Dec 18, 2014

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