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A 29-year-old female asked:

i have a infected boil on my right mid upper thigh. it drained last night and is red and tender to touch. it's now hurting to walk. home treatment? or

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Antibiotics: While we recommend heat/warm compresses for infection and cold/ice packs for injuries, this is home treatment is only a temporizing measure, intended just for a day or two. After that, should you not be feeling better, and definitely if you are getting worse, it's to seek definitive medical attention eg evaluation & treatment as appropriate. Don't wait to get even worse as this could be deadly.

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