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I have a boil on my rib it's gone down a bit but still thete?

I have a boil on my rib it's gone down a bit but still thete?

Warm compressess: Don't manipulate and if no spontaneous drainage in a few days or increase in size or pain, see your 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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Why my left ribs is beating?

Why my left ribs is beating?

Your heart?: Most folks can feel their heart tap their rib cage when they lie on their left side. On an athlete, it may be quite impressive and powerful. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the ribs and back?

What causes pain in the ribs and back?

TRIGGER POINTS: Commonly trigger points in the serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi and/or the upper rectus abdominus muscles. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain on the ribs?

What could be the cause of pain on the ribs?

Chest pain: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. Maybe you pulled a muscle in your chest. ...Read more

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Coughed so much my ribs are in pain. Any way to relieve this?

Coughed so much my ribs are in pain. Any way to relieve this?

Treat cough: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is a boil?

What is a boil?

Infection under skin: Usually a boil refers to a "puss pocket" type of infection under and in fhte skin. It often comes from the bacteria that are on the skin, getting inside it. They generally need to drain, and most of them will do so if you soak them with warm water several times daily. If they don't drain, you may need to have your health care provider open it up, as was suggested. Antibiotics sometimes help too. ...Read more

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My ribs hurt ?

As above: See u pcp for evaluation and work . And to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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