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Minor surgery: Usually a topical anesthetic followup by a local. Then the area is opened and the fluid within it is drained to remove some of the bacteria and decrease the inflammation. The area is dressed and usually compresses are used at home to continue the drainage. Sometimes an oral antibiotic is prescribed. Some physicians pack the wound although i no longer do this. ...Read more
I had a boil lanced yesterday and my Dr said to squeeze it after soaking, but everything I've read says not to..what do I do?
I recently had a big boil lanced when I shower should I try and not get it wet or do I want watter they stuffed it with a packing?
Boil I&D: Since it was Incised and Drained and then even has the packing in it, you do not want to get it and the packing wet. Keep the area clean and dry and follow-up as instructed by your Doctor to have the packing removed and the area assessed for proper healing and improvement. Best wishes. ...Read more
I had a boil lanced 2 months ago and it healed well. Recently, i've noticed that it has raised w/little pain. What caused this and how do I cure it?
Had a boil lanced-i was wondering if it was normal for it 2 be painful for a couple days after? Didntgo 2 school 'cause i can't sit for hrs-its on butt
I'm a CNA that works in a nursing home I got an abscess boil lanced and packed and I was wondering when would it be okay for me to return to work?
My fiance had what a dr called an abcess boil lanced almost two weeks ago on his upper thigh. Since then, he has developed multiple more...What to do?
Should i get a MRSA boil lanced? I have an abscess from MRSA on the back of the neck at the base of my skull. It is not draining or open. Saw dr. Two days ago, prescribed septra. It has increased in size over the first night, seems about the same size on
had a boil lanced on my face about a week ago. Was tested positive for staph. The incision is healing nice. But under the skin is hard where is was
Boil: Assume you were treated with clindamycin and other appropriate antibiotic. Can apply hot moist compresses to area to attempt to soften. It will take 6 months to two years to soften up as much as possible. If cosmetically unacceptable, let it calm down for 4-6 months and have excised. kenalog injection can also be performed but wait at least 3-4 months. ...Read more