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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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Once my boil burst, what should I put on it?

Once my boil burst, what should I put on it?

Rupture: When a boil ruptures, generally drainage of pus-like discharge will ensue. It's best to keep the affected area covered while the boil heals on its on. There is nothing otherwise that needs to be done than to keep the affected area clean, dry and dressed. It can take 1-2 weeks to completely heal, dependent on the size of the boil. ...Read more

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Can i burst an armpit boil with a sterilized needle?

Boil: While possible, it would be better to give it warm compresses and to see your doctor. There will be bacteria in the boil and a culture should be done. You could have MRSA which is a bacteria resistant to many antibiotics. Your doctor will incise and drain the boil, culture the material and put you on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I saw my internist for skin cysts that turn into boils, burst, shrink, and then reform again. They often form open tracks. She called them furnaces. They are on my breasts, jaw line, groin, and upper thighs. Can these be caused by CellCept?

It may..: Cellcept is in general Immunosuppressant. For reason to prevent rejection of transplants etc.. Any decreases of immunity can make you prone to infections. Skin infections as boils is one of them. Make sure pus was cultured for appropriate treatment choice of Antibiotics if needed.Drainage of pus and meticulous hygiene to prevent spread is important. Please, follow up w your doc. for exam and test ...Read more

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How long for vaginal boils to burst?

Variable: They act just like pimples anywhere. They need to come to a head and then they pop. Typically that takes a few days. You can spped up the process by placing hot packs on the pimple a few times a day. ...Read more

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I had a boil that burst the puss was foul smelling & was yellow green & brown. It left a hole about 1/2 in deep i was wondering how i should care 4 it?

Seek medical treatme: You may have an infected sebaceous gland which has burst open. It will require local cleaning and dressing to help it heal. This is best does with the help of a nurse or a primary care/family doctor. These is some small risk that you may need oral antibiotics if the infection does not settle down with local care(dressing change daily and local antibiotics . ...Read more

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How to treat a boil on my face, right next to sideburn? Do all boils eventually burst or some get well without getting burst themselves or by a doc?

How to treat a boil on my face, right next to sideburn? Do all boils eventually burst or some get well without getting burst themselves or by a doc?

Boils & pimples: Not every boil, pimple etc eventually bursts. Some resolve on their own w/o rupturing & leaking pus. Try applying warm compresses as hot as tolerated w/o burning yourself. And as frequently as possible. This might help your body to either heal it or drain on its own. Some collections of pus aka abscess do require your Family Doc to lance & drain if warm compresses aren't enough. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph gland in my groin region and i had it aftervhaving sex i had fever and then on my face a big boil its burst please pls help?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I had ingrown hair between my labia and the inner fold of my leg that turned into a boil. It burst and drained. Now there is a hole there. How should I treat it? Should i put neoporin in it or will it heal on it's own. Have you ever heard of this?

I had  ingrown hair between my labia and the inner fold of my leg that turned into a boil. It burst and drained. Now there is a hole there. How should I treat it? Should i put neoporin in it or will it heal on it's own. Have you ever heard of this?

Treatment: Simple cleansing with soap and water followed by a topical otc antibiotic ointment at least twice a day should help healing. If it worsens, oral antibiotics can help. Ingrown hairs may be the source so if this becomes a recurrent problem, consider laser hair removal. This is possible if the hair has some pigment to it. ...Read more

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