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A 38-year-old member asked:

i got a boil on my penis, the boil is gone now but it left an open wound that wont heal. pls help?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Bacteria: Although the boil has healed the open wound is probably still colonized with bacteria and this is inhibiting wound healing. Could also be a herpetic lesion so you need to follow up at a wound center, or with your pcp or dermatologist.

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