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A 22-year-old female asked:

I accidentally popped a boil in my groin area, i am a woman, and it is still leaking puss and blood. not a whole lot though. what should i do?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Staph aureus: This is probably a staphylococcal boil and if it drains thoroughly it may resolve without further treatment. If it returns or you develop any general signs of infection you may need antibiotic therapy. In this case see a doctor. Good luck.

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Last updated May 4, 2020

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