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Used drawing salve prid on boil located on my right buttock . How long until the boil bursts on its own?

Used drawing salve prid on boil located on my right buttock . How long until the boil bursts on its own?

If it is only : Skin, then a few days. But it could be peri rectal abscess, which communicates with rectum, a potentially serious condition. Best to show it to a doctor. ...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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Do I need to go to the ER to get this ingrown hair lanced or will a home remedy black drawing salve do the trick?

Do I need to go to the ER to get this ingrown hair lanced or will a home remedy black drawing salve do the trick?

Compresses: Try warm compresses about 5 minutes 3 or 4 times a day before going to have it lanced. It will become obvious if it is working. If it needs to be lanced an emergency room is a way expensive place to have it done. Try to find a private doctor or clinic you can afford because this is a really simple procedure. Of course sometimes we have no choice but to use an ER. ...Read more

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How long do I leave drawing salve on for blackheads?

Each Salve is: different. Would need to know more about the salve to be able to answer. ...Read more

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Can you use a drawing salve such as prid for blackheads to help draw them out?

Can you use a drawing salve such as prid for blackheads to help draw them out?

Possibly effective: I don't have experience with Prid, and it is not commonly used in US compared to other countries like UK. Anecdotal reviews support it's effectiveness for acne and other skin conditions and the ingredients appear to be safe and available without Rx. ...Read more

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Can you use a drawing salve on your penis?

Can you use a drawing salve on your penis?

Why: Would you want to do that. Leave your penis alone; otherwise you could void the warranty. If there's a medical problem, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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CAN I usE pRID dRAWING SALVE iN my vaGiNA?

CAN I usE pRID dRAWING SALVE iN my vaGiNA?

Perhaps: This is a remedy that has never been tested by the FDA for safety or effectiveness. Its directions do not cover use on mucus membranes such as the vagina. It is manufactured by a homeopathic company, so the chances are that the amount of active ingredients in the salve are negligible and you will not harm yourself. However, there is no data to prove this one way or the other. ...Read more

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I think i may have a glass splinter in my thumb, would drawing salve help draw out rhe object?

I think i may have a glass splinter in my thumb, would drawing salve help draw out rhe object?

It might help: Promotions for "drawing salve" say it works for both wood & glass splinters. I have not used. The usual approach is to identify where the glass went in, & use a sterile needle to trace the path and retrieve it with good tweezers. This can be challenging. As long as it doesn't look infected (red/hot/swollen/more painful) you can watch it. It will probably work its way out on its own. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a extremely tiny splinter in my hand. Will my body dissolve it if the drawing salve doesnt draw it out?

I have a extremely tiny splinter in my hand. Will my body dissolve it if the drawing salve doesnt draw it out?

Splinters: Splinters of wood do not dissolve in the hands or the feet; splinters tend to wall themselves and can form small abscesses. Try to soak the hand in warm water with salt and a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. See if it loosens it up. Disinfect a tweezer and try to remove it. If it is too deep, you may have to see a dermatologist or your primary to remove it. The body can't dissolve this. ...Read more

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I have what i believe is a cyst in the bottom center of my testicles. Will drawing salve help it?

I have what i believe is a cyst in the bottom center of my testicles. Will drawing salve help it?

See a doctor: Do not attempt to do such by your self. Some cyst may not need any intervention except for symptomatic. Your urologist will be in best position to advise. ...Read more

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Have boil or what I think is a boil on my buttocks Iv been using drawing sab for two days it looks to be coming to head today woke up with sore goin?

Have boil or what I think is a boil on my buttocks Iv been using drawing sab for two days it looks to be coming to head  today woke up with sore goin?

Boil: Have this lesion examined by a physician as it may need to be drained. It will also confirm the diagnosis for you. You will also be given instructions on how to care for an infection draining pus. ...Read more

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My boil has started to turn black, really scared?

Boil or abscess?: If you have an abscess this will likely require incision & drainage. ...Read more

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Does black stuff come out of boils its a bump and all red

This : This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination. Read more about boils at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I Have a boil that has turned black, what does this mean and should i worry about it?

I Have a boil that has turned black, what does this mean and should i worry about it?

Boil: do not squeeze it---follow up with your private doctor or Urgent Care for evaluation and proper antibiotics and treatment ...Read more

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What is wrong with my skin? Start out looking like black heads some turn into boil looking sores.

What is wrong with my skin? Start out looking like black heads some turn into boil looking sores.

Cystic acne: Although many people use the term "cystic" to describe any type of severely inflamed acne, only those who develop cysts truly have cystic acne. Cysts are the most serious kind of acne blemish. They feel like soft, fluid-filled lumps under the skin's surface. Cysts can be painful. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy to get rid of a black boil?

Blackhead or boil?: If you have a blackhead, there are any number of cosmetic products that claim to help remove them. If you have a boil, warm compresses (don't burn yourself!) may be applied to focus your body's immune system on it. Draw a circle around periphery of boil. If boil expands beyond circle, then go see doc to get it drained. Or go see doc if pain increases beyond what can be managed w/OTC pain relief. ...Read more

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How can I treat a black headed boil on my penis?

How can I treat a black headed boil on my penis?

Penile lesion: Go see your doctor or a urologist as soon as possible. Do not attempt to treat this condition on your own as it can lead to severe complications! www.Peedoc.Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What is a red bump that hurts like a spider or boil but has a black lookin head on it?

What is a red bump that hurts like a spider or boil but has a black lookin head on it?

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

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My daughter just popped a boil on her arm and a hard round black core came out. Is this common?

Yes: If a small pimple and on the face, it would be called a black head. - No need to worry at this time. If the area is red and looking like it's infected, please see your provider. ...Read more

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I have multiple boils in my armpit that popped and left three open black, i holes. What is this?

Infection: Likely with a bacteria called staphyloccocus. You need to get antibiotics and discuss the reasons it happened with your doctor. ...Read more

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Im a 28 yr old black female. I get boils on my inner thighs every now and then . How do I prevent boils. How do I treat boils without popping them?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin inflammation marked by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions). The lesions often enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may result after several recurrences.Antibiotics taken for a long time early in the disease help fight infection and may prevent future outbreaks or prevent the disease from worsening. ...Read more

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If you boil rice on v high heat & some bits are burnt black will this destroy the nutrients or have any other side effects? If you do quite regularly

If you boil rice on v high heat & some bits are burnt black will this destroy the nutrients or have any other side effects? If you do quite regularly

No: It is not likely to have any ill-effects. Overcooking does damage some nutrients and you may wish to invest in a rice cooker.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Developed boils on inner thigh below buttocks 4 black marks below buttocks they look. Bad like black patches I've never had this I'm only 26 ?

Developed boils on inner thigh below buttocks 4 black marks below buttocks they look. Bad like black patches I've never had this I'm only 26 ?

See a dermatologist: Certain treatments might be useful. Possibly doxycycline or minocycline. Possibly steroid injections into lesions. Possible hidradenitis suppuritiva. ...Read more

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I have a boil or spider bite under my armpit and the outer surface area is off white and the center is black with a small hole in the middle and it's painful. Please help me?

Needs evaluation: If you are in a part of the country where the brown recluse spider resides, you might have the beginnings of a serious problem. You should go to an emergency room or your family doctor right away to rule out this problem. ...Read more