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A 26-year-old male asked:

I had an infected boil which was lanced and packed a week ago. a lot of packing is still in there. looks better but has the packing been in too long?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Packing of Boil: Packing is usually removed and replaced or just removed every 2-3 days. She should contact her physician immediately for instructions.

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Last updated Sep 13, 2015

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