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Are Boils Always Red From The Start
I thought I had a boil but it's not. Over two days the swelling and redness progressed. I popped it for relief and thick bloody somewhat white fluid?
I feel pinching and itching at site of healing at minor puncture wound of boils with my home sewing needle. Redness is decreasing. Normal?
Maybe: If the redness is decreasing, it's probably getting better. I wouldn't be surprised if the boil recurs, though. ...Read more
I have a large red boil/spot on the end of my nose. What are the best tips to make the redness disappear?
Warm compresses: It may take some time for this to disappear because it is the result of an inflammatory process which includes increasing the blood supply to the affected area. Using heat may help the rate of clearance. ...Read more
I have a boil on my back with redness around it and beginning to descend from it. Should I see doctor?
Recurrent boil under breast flap (not obese). Just bought hibiclens to help with pain/redness. How often should I wash area to help clear boil?
Boil treatment: I recommend silver based products for skin. Try SilvrStat clear gel. ...Read more
I waxed my bikini area@home. It got sore so I stopped. A day later, when I went2finish the job, noticed redness, now I have multiple boils w/pus! HELP PLS!
Boil in inner thigh, treat w warm compress & amox, less pain & redness, no draining of pus bcos wound healed, but ders hard part below the skin, is it ok?
Residual infection: The hard, leathery, often darkened skin @ the site of a boil is residual inflammation from the skin infection. The skin should soften over time, but cd leave a scar. I wd say at this point, it's normal. But watch for fevers, more drainage, or worsening symptoms that may mean the infection (boil) is coming back. Also get checked for MRSA & diabetes (which predispose to boils) if this is not 1st one ...Read more
Hi, I have a boil on the little finger of my left hand which has led to the swelling and redness of my whole hand. Its been 4 days. What do I do?
I have a boil on my breast that doc said is ok, but redness has spread from boil to about 3 inches around the outside of the boil. Need to be seen?
This: This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination. Read more about boils at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Large boil on panty line. Not red, but soft in middle and hard around and very painful. I've had it for a month or longer. What should I do?
Boil?: A boil is a localized skin infection which should be red, hot, swollen and tender. Also, it should feel hard unless it is a localized abscess and has pus. If so, it is unlikely it would be present for a month without change. Other considerations are a benign fatty mass called lipoma or a bruise in the area from trauma from your panty elastic. Regardless, a doc visit is a good idea to find out. ...Read more
What to do I break out with boils I gusse they are if I squeez them the will turn purple and red then I pop it and grren stuff comes out I got 9scars from this what is this
Hello.: Hello. It sounds like you may be getting bacterial infections of your skin. Staphylococcus aureus is often the cause. You can place warm compresses on the boil, replacing as it cools down for 20 to 30 minutes at a time every few hours. However, since this is a recurrent problem for you, recommend that you see your regular doctor or a dermatologist to determine the cause. Don't cut it open. I know it is hard to resist squeezing them but that can cause the infection to spread. So don't squeeze the boils either. If you get redness and warmth in the surrounding skin - it could be a sign of cellulitis. If the boil is very large or doesn't resolve within a few days, recommend getting is seen more promptly. If you develop a fever in reaction to the boil - than you need to get immediate care. Don't know your age or health, but if you are diabetic or immune compromised for another reasons, you should not delay in getting seen. Take care. ...Read more
Staph: In a world where staph infections are actually life threatening yes you should get these abscesses evaluated. ...Read more
Should heal ok:
It is an inflammatory process that follows where the body "fix" the affected region that might take few days
If it gets bigger or more painful I would suggest to get it checked by your doctor ...Read more
Bump like small red boil near entrance of anus only feel pain while touching. Otherwise nothing in particular?
Could I have a boil? My fiancée found something on my butt, it's really red, and big but he didn't see it until today and it doesn't hurt
Show it to a doctor: Boils often hurt, especially when you touch them, so this a bit unusual. Is the lesion raised up? Does it have a pus-filled center like a volcano? Those would be other characteristics of a boil. Boils can definitely occur in the butt area, since that is a normal habitat for Staph -and many boils are caused by Staph. A doctor should be able to definitively diagnose that AND help with the treatment. ...Read more
I had what I think was a boilon my butt rupture when I wiped today. It bled a lot. There is a big hole and it is deep red in color. Is this a boil?
My TB result looks over 15 mm vertically and exactly 15 horizontally. It is not red but only slightly pink, no boils, still is soft and even positive?
TB Skin Test: The size of the induration is the most important to examine 48 to 72 hours after administration of a PPD (tb skin test). An induration of 15 mm is considered positive for TB but may also be indicative of a prior bcg vaccination, commonly encountered in many non-us born individuals. Various factors such as signs & symptoms of TB and prior exposure will help determine need for treatment. ...Read more
Infected cyst: Antibiotics may be ableto quiet it down but it probably needs to be drained. The cyst wall will be removed at the time of drainage. The cyst wall may need to be removed later after the infection has resolved. ...Read more
What do I need to do if my boil popped and got infected? It's very red, painful, swollen, and drainy but not stinky?
Antibiotics: You can suffer needlessly without antibiotics. Keep it clean and protect it with some gauze. ...Read more
I lanced the boil at home...its still red, today is the second day...I am using heat, and neosporin and bandages, how long before it heals..
Boil: You should see your primary care physician for further evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more
I have a medium sized red boil looking bump on my underarm and it's been there for a week and its not painful and its kind of squishy what is it?
Hi. I have a pimple underneath my left underarm. The head of it is red. I'm scared. Is it just a pimple or a boil?
Abscess: Needs to be evaluated by a doctor, it may need to be drained and antibiotics are usually needed, make an appointment with your physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Heat: Need to apply heat to see if infection will come to the surface and open up ...Read more