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What to do if I have a boil on the back of my neck?

What to do if I have a boil on the back of my neck?

Boil: Try applying warm compresses. If you develop marked swelling, redness, heat, ^ pain, you may have an abscess that requires medical intervention. ...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 do you recommend if I have a boil on the back of my neck?

What do you recommend if I have a boil on the back of my neck?

See dermatologist: A dermatologist can drain the boil and prescribe the proper antibiotic. Do not mess with this your self as improper treatment can cause the infection to spread. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old. Have a small lump in the back of my left neck its almost 2 years. After had boils on it. Then now its painful and swelleng

I am 22 years old. Have a small lump in the back of my left neck its almost 2 years. After had boils on it. Then now its painful and swelleng

See below: The most likely answer to your issue is a slightly enlarged posterior chain neck lymph node due to past innocent illnesses. However, to be sure and for your well being, get it checked by your doctor for confirmation of an non-life threatening illness. ...Read more

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Have extreme pain on back over left lung during deep breath/pressure, yellow/green nasal discharge, boils on taint, large painful bump on rear of neck?

Ouch!!: This is a lot going on at the same time. I also recumbent a visit to your doctor or urgent care center. After the green discharge infection and boils are diagnosed and treated, write back if you are still hurting in the area of your back. ...Read more

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Are boils on the nape of neck life threatening?

Are boils on the nape of neck life threatening?

ItBoilsDownToThis:: Boils anywhere could be life-threatening if big or deep enough or near vital structures like,,,, in the neck! First, don't pick it, stick it or squeeze it. If it's small, like a pimple or small boil, see if your body can deal with it using a warm compress. Anything else, get it looked at in person by a doctor, who can decide what needs to be done and/or if you need any medications, or if tests are needed ...Read more

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I continuously get repetitive big boils on my neck, why is this and what is good to kill it?

The fact that this: Is recurrent merits medical evaluation. Recommend dermatologic evaluation. This is not something you should try to get treated over the internet - you need to be seen in person by a physician. ...Read more

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I have had repeated cases of boils on my neck over 10 years now. Right in front of my neck. It does not affecr me when swallowing. What could be the cause and how do I treat and prevent it.

Go to a Skin: Specialist called a Dermatologist. The recurrent boils may not just be simple boils. Differential dx include folliculitis, Hidradentitis, Sporotrichosis, Leishmaniasis, Tuleremia, Myiasis, Botryomycosis, Nontuberculous mycobacteria, blastomycosis etc. Check your immune system. Good luck! ...Read more

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My elder son has eczema minor n my new born is showing rashes n white boils on his face n neck I m scared?

Nothing to be: Scared about. Eczema are treatable with corticosteroids. White bumps on his face and neck could just be newborn acne which will resolve in time! ...Read more

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I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down but then I found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

See below: If you have a boil it is very common for the lymph nodes in the local area to get inflammed. They will go away as the boil subsides. ...Read more

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I have a large bump on the back of my neck at the base of my skull I have severe headaches I have lost middle tone on one side of my face is droop my skin gets itchy then turns bright red I have gotten a couple of like boil type sores cat literally take

I have a large bump on the back of my neck at the base of my skull I have severe headaches I have lost middle tone on one side of my face is droop my skin gets itchy then turns bright red I have gotten a couple of like boil type sores cat literally take

Multiple problems: Not sure that all of these are related. If you truly have one side of your face drooping and have lost hearing then you need to be checked for an acoustic neuroma. This could be part of the problem You need to see your doc soon. I am not sure about the lump on the back of neck but this needs checked out as well. ...Read more

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Hi! My wife has this hard lump at the back of her neck. It used to be where she had boils. When it got cured a small lump was left. It hurts sometimes?

Hi! My wife has this hard lump at the back of her neck. It used to be where she had boils. When it got cured a small lump was left. It hurts sometimes?

Sounds like a...: ...Sebaceous (inclusion) cyst. These arise from blocked oil glands next to hair follicles and are prone to infection. I advise you to make an appointment with her primary care doctor. They can confirm the diagnosis and remove it (or refer her to someone who can). ...Read more

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When I shave my head I always get big boils on the back of my head?

Post Shaving sores: This common problem from shaving may mean the instrument you are using to shave with is infected or dirty enough that you are getting infections. Then there is also the chance that the instrument you are using is not sharp enough and is damaging the skin. Thus leading to rash and infection. ...Read more

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What causes blister or boils on the back of the head or scalp?

Boils: Usually some type of skin infection. Possible allergic reaction. If only one side of scalp, consider shingles. ...Read more

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Squeezed small bump on neck. Awful smelling stuff comes out. Keeps coming back. It is not a boil. Its under skin no head. Is it infected pore.

Squeezed small bump on neck. Awful smelling stuff comes out. Keeps coming back. It is not a boil. Its under skin no head. Is it infected pore.

Sebaceous cyst: This is a typical sebaceous cyst. It's probably not infected now, and is harmless unless and until that happens. But it can be a pretty big deal if infection occurs. It can be treated with minor surgery to prevent recurrent accumulation, drainage, and infection -- probably by a dermatologist. Contact your doctor about a referral. ...Read more