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What is the best way to cure boil asap?

What is the best way to cure boil asap?

Incision and drainag: Usually if a boil is soft {fluctuant} it needs to be drained by your physician. Boils that are not able to be drained can be treated with antibiotics, surgical cleansing and sometimes even intralesional corticosteroids by your dermatolgist. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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What's the best way to remove a boil?

What's the best way to remove a boil?

See your doctor: A boil is serious skin infection that should not be treated by home remedies. Especially with the increased incidence of MRSA infections, you should see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. Squeezinig or attempting to "pop" these infections frequently leads to spreading of the infection under the skin. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a recurring boil?

What's the best way to get rid of a recurring boil?

Probiotics: All of us carry bacteria on every surface of the body, on the skin and in the intestine. The kind of bacteria that cause boils are an overgrowth of bad or "pathogenic" bacteria like a type of staph or strep. You can try to repopulate with good bacteria, or probiotics, either in the form or yogurt, or in tablets from a health food store. These compete with and suppress the growth of bad bacteria. ...Read more

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I have a huge boil on my buttocks. What is the best way to fix this?

I have a huge boil on my buttocks. What is the best way to fix this?

I&D+antibiotics: Incision and drainage of the abscess by a surgeon combined with appropriate antibiotics based on culture and sensitivity results on the pus would be the treatment for this problem. ...Read more

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My bf has a boil on the underside of his scrotum. What is the best way to treat it?

See a doctor: If it is indeed an abscess he needs antibiotics and possibly to have the abscess drained. Infections in this area that are left untreated can lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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What is the best method to treat a boil in the tongue?

What is the best method to treat a boil in the tongue?

See a Dentist: If you really have a "boil" on your tongue, that could be caused by an infection. Infections within soft tissues of the mouth can often spread to neighboring areas. This is especially dangerous if it spreads into your throat and affects your ability to breathe. You can imagine how serious that would be, right? So, see a dentist, oral surgeon, or ENT right away. The larger the "boil, " the worse. ...Read more

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What the best way to get rid of a boil on the back of the head?

What the best way to get rid of a boil on the back of the head?

Local heat: Use warm compresses and it will surface more, and may drain itself or need lancing with sterile prep and instruments.
Can be from sebaceous cyst and recur if not removed.
Best to see your doc. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of and prevent myself from getting underarm boils?

Depends on cause: Recurrent underarm "boils" may be related to the carriage of staph bacteria in the skin and should be treated with topical antistaph antibiotics. There are other confounding factors including diabetes, the diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurtiva etc. You should have this conditions evaluated by you dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to eat an egg? Trying to gain muscle/weight. Raw egg? Hard boil? Scrambled with cheese? Help please.

What's the best way to eat an egg? Trying to gain muscle/weight. Raw egg? Hard boil? Scrambled with cheese? Help please.

Avoid raw eggs: Frying can kill enzymes. Anything else is good. If you add cheese you will take in more protein. Peace and good health. Don't mirowave - it also kills enzymes. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of boils/cysts from labia lips and boils from breasts? They don't hurt an I don't know u got them till I wash myself or check.

Exam: I would definitely get an exam from a doctor for both of these areas. Boils or cysts on breasts always need to be examined to rule out breast cancer. A boil is typically an infection, a cyst may or may not be, thus treatment is different for each. But definitely get an exam as wouldn't want to miss anything important. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a boil on my knee. What is the quickest way to heal it?

Warm compress &: Tylenol (acetaminophen). You may get by with letting it pop, aided by warm compress, and relieve the pain with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and the like. If that does not relieve the boil in a couple of days, you should see your doctor to see if needs to be drained. ...Read more

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Why my boil will not heal?

Don't squeeze: Above all do not squeeze the boil and if you have not already done so check in at urgent care to drain it. ...Read more

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What could make a boil not heal?

Healing: If you actually have an abscess than it may need to be incised and drained for healing. If you have some form of immune compromise that could delay healing. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would make a boil not heal?

I was wondering what would make a boil not heal?

Boil/ abscess: If you have a condition which causes immunocompromise that could delay any type of healing. If you have an abscess your may need an incision and drainage for healing to occur. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a lanced boil?

Heat and antibiotics: A boil is a collection of bacteria and white blood cells, that increases in size so it may rupture and spread. Draining it, placing a drain in some patients, heat, and an antibiotic if it is a large abscess are often prescribed.
It is essential NOT to squeeze boils, which makes them dramatically worse!
Squeezing pushes the pus deeper into tissues, makes a minor pimple into ad serious abscess ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for boils on the thighs?

Boils: These are, more often that not, due to staph aureus infection, and you should be seen by a doctor, have one of these opened and cultured.
The important factor is to determine whether or not this is mrsa, and if so this will influence the choice of antibiotic. You might also need to attempt nasopharyngeal and skin colonization. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does a boil wound heal?

How does a boil wound heal?

Drainage: These "abscesses" need to drain and be kept moist and clean to facilitate drainage to promote healing. Some times incision and packing is needed when large and/or deep. ...Read more

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How long does a boil take to heal?

See below: Unfortunately, this depends on a huge number of factors including but not exclusive of patient, age, health, past history, underlying factors, how the illness was treated, etc. No good answer can be given here without more information. ...Read more

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How long does it take a boil to heal?

10 days: If not healed with topical antibiotics (clindamycin 1%) and benzoyl peroxide washes, may need to culture and make sure it's not MRSA or other infection that requires oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does a boil have to pop before it heals?

Collection of pus: A boil occurs when there is an infection of one of the many skin glands. If there is simply infection, then antibiotics will do the trick. However, most boils are collections of pus (abscess) which means that even if the infection gets better, the pus has to be absorbed which takes time. Opening abscess releases pus which promotes faster healing. Simple dressings to the wound change 3 x/week. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some best ways to treat a boil?

Could you tell me what are some best ways to treat a boil?

Antibiotics or drain: Abscesses (a 'boil' is an abscess) are best treated by draining them (usually surgically) or with the use of antibiotics, or both.
The selection of the method depends upon the location of the abscess and how easy it may be to drain it. ...Read more

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If u put peroxide and neosporin on a open boil will it heal?

Possibly...: It is important to keep it covered using a band-aid. Keep an eye on it and make sure ti doesn't get infected. ...Read more

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How long does a wound takes to heal! After cutting a boil open?

How long does a wound takes to heal! After cutting a boil open?

Depends on many: Factors: size of wound; depth of wound; location of wound; pt's overall state of health (diabetics often take longer to heal). If lanced boil, size of abscess, how long it takes to drain, whether antibiotics r used, quality of wound care. ...Read more

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After a boil heals, there left a hole in the middle. It's quite small but I can't tell if it's a good thing or bad thing. Help?

BE PATIENT: In many such situations healing will follow a different pattern than a simple cut. The edges don't just come together (simple cut) the healing is often from the inside. Think of a pit/hole that becomes shallower every day. This is labeled secondary intent, a form of healing that often takes a bit longer. In the end, there may be a small visible scar, but healing still occurs. ...Read more

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A year I had a boil and got it removed the cut would heal and like a month or 2later it would reopen how I can I get it to heal completely?

Recheck: It is possible there is still some of the boil present within the area so that may make it difficult to heal. It should probably be re-examined. ...Read more

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I had a boil that recently popped on its own a few weeks ago and the hole started to heal, but just a couple days ago it seems to have opened up again and is giving off an odor. What should I do?

See doctor: Best to see a doctor because of the odor. Keep clean and dry. Soap and water wash to the area 2 to 3 times a day. Leave open to air as much as you can. Cover when you sleep so you do not stain your bed covers. Hope this is helpful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Does a boil have to drain to heal?

Does a boil have to drain to heal?

Yes: Yes have to let the pus out in order to prevent complications, and spread of infection in the deep tissues. ...Read more

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I popped a boil on my chest area about 6 months ago. It left a hole that I thought would heal itself, it still hasn't. Is there a way to close it?

You may need surgery: Non-healing sores require proper evaluation. I would suggest that you have a physician examine the area and see if it looks suspicious. Some non-healing wounds turn out to be skin cancers. Alternatively, it may just need a corrective surgery to close the hole. ...Read more

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Why so I have boil only penis. What is the best remedy?

See answer: Boils on penis or in genital area not all that uncommon. Often related to an infected hair follicle or sebaceous gland. Topical application of moist heat (avoid too hot and burning the skin) to the boil best therapy to help resolve or "draw out" the pus. Squeezing the boil or opening it up on your own if not done properly may be potentially more harmful than beneficial. See md best course. ...Read more

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