A 18-year-old male asked:
I have been taking a 3 month lymecycline course for 1 month and 1 week. a boil has burst and drained but is not healing.
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Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Boil: I assume you're taking lymcycline for acne treatment. A concealing boil may need more drainage and another type of antibiotic to eradicate staphylococcus which is the bacterium usually involved in boil infections. A surgeon would be best to consult if the boil is large or incompletely drained. A culture and sensitivity of puss may be sent to the lab for confirmation of the causative bacteria
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Last updated Jul 6, 2018
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