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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 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?
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?
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
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
Small boil, was lanced & squeezed by dr on wed am. Small amount of puss (tiny) on wed pm. Nothing more.No longer draining. Is it no longer contagious?
Appears ok: It sounds like the area is no longer contagious. I would feel more comfortable if your dr gave you some antibiotics to take by mouth. ...Read more
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