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A 27-year-old member asked:

how do you get rid of boils?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Warm compresses: If small, start w/ warm compresses, they can sometimes drain on their own, while waiting for an appt with the doc. Do not try to pop, squeeze or cut into them. I suggest seeing your doctor if you're not seeing a head to the boil, there's a lot of redness, pain, or you're having fevers.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of boils and where do they come from?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Boils: Boils are abscesses caused by bacteria producing pus like staphylococcus. Some people are prone to them because their immune system does not protect them and they carry the bacteria in their noses and skin. It requires antibiotics orally, drainage of the abscess and topical antibiotics in the nose against staphylococcus . Usually recurs.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of boils and how can you get rid of them?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Boils: A boil is a localized infection in the skin that begins as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm, hard, and more tender. Eventually, the center of the boil softens and becomes filled with infection-fighting white blood cells from the bloodstream to eradicate the infection. This collection of white blood cells, bacteria, and proteins is known as pus.
A 26-year-old male asked:

What is the fastest way to get rid of boils? And how do you keep them away?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Drainage: Drainage is the fastest way to get rid of them. Bleach bath and hibiclens soap might make them stay away.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

How to get rid of boils?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you are: experiencing recurrent boils - I would encourage medical assessment to determine the cause.
Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics 34 years experience
If an infection it needs to be seen. Pustular(pus) like raised bumps need help.
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Paris, TN
A 28-year-old male asked:

How to get rid of boils that comes after every 2/3 months regularly?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Boils: Mmay be colonized with MRSA ( methacillin resistent staph aureus) or other staph. Wash daily, clean clothes , wash after sweating. Can try Hibiclens - sold in pharmacies- used in the hospital prior to surgery. Decreases bacterial count. use 1-2 x/wk ( do not use in eyes , mouth mucus membranes or genitals). Would just also check CBC, immunoglobulins , sed rate.f/u/ w/ doc

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