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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have had this ingrown hair boil for the last 6 days and i have had 2 amoxillins but its not going please help?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Removal: An ingrown hair may be causing a localized inflammatory reaction rather than an actual infection that would be treated by antibiotics. The hair should be extracted from the skin, and that should relieve the inflammation.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
May need i&D : This may require incision and drainage.
Dr. Ikram Farooqi
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
I&D: It needs to be removed. Culture and sensitivity before next round of antibiotic as it could be a resistant bacteria.

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