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I'm not sure what this open sore is on my vagina, its only one and is sore to the touch and looks like a drained boil. It popped up 5 days ago.?
Unsure: It would require an exam and possibly cultures at least to be able to determine what is responsible for your lesion. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop a vag infect/discharge of staph due to a draining boil in close proximity to vagina. Feels like a yeast infect.
Yes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Mother won't take me to doctor to drain boil. It's inside my buttocks & it has a red spot in the middle which stings. It's the 2nd one in same spot.?
It's a process:
Surgical drainage is just that...Surgery.
The area is 'prepped' (topical agents are used to clean the area), and an anesthetic is usually injected. An incision is made in the appropriate place to liberate the accumulated fluid (pus) and to establish a pathway for future drainage to follow.
Sometimes a 'drain' (usually a rubber material) is sutured in the incision to keep it open for awhile. ...Read more
I just went to the E.R n they had to drain my boil n now I cant use the bathroom without screaming?
Boil: Did they put you on antibiotics?Get a more detailed answer ›
Urgent care dr used needle, drained small boil by nipple/sternum. I replaced bandage, used miprocin. Dr wants me to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but afraid side eff?
Talk to your doc!: Communication is key. Talk to doctor caring for you. He knows more about you than some online guy/gal. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a standard sulfa antibiotic used for skin infections, especially when worried about drug-resistant bacteria, eg mrsa. What side effects are you afraid of? I would only worry if you said anaphylaxis. Aside from that, i'd be more worried about cellulitis. ...Read more
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
Yes: A little boil can get larger, especially if not treated and drain. Ed. ...Read more
Try a cold compress for a couple of days, then switch to a warm compress until the wound is completely healed.
You might ask the doctor who did the drainage about prescribing something for the pain. ...Read more
I had a large boil drained by dr about month ago treated with antibotics now gone, but I have a large hard lump same site, should I get it checked, not s?
Boil: Return to your doctor to be checked. It is possible that your original abscees wasn't adequately drained and needs to be drained again. ...Read more
Boil drained and has a soft black head over it. Head now gone. Crater left. How should I treat this now? Band-aid and neosporin on it now.
Sounds good: Will probably leave scar depending on how deep crater is, but getting it to heal is key. ...Read more
I had a armpit boil drained leaving a lump. After the wound healed I heard a popping noise. I think it bursted inside. No pain yet, should I be worried?
I had sebaceous cyst on vaginal lip taking medicine now and was cut open to drain. Now getting boils all over, why?
See a doctor: A large boil can more than just painful. An infection can spread to local skin or into deep tissues of the skin if manipulated too much. Damaged layers of skin are more prone to recurring infection. Some bacterial infections, like mrsa, can be resistant to infections and even spread to other body areas or to other family members. Hot soaks can help drain an abscess, but that is often not enough. ...Read more
Again it all depends on the size of the boil.
Adequate drainage means that most of the pus has been removed and the lesion does not swell back up and build up pus -- hence, adequate incision and debridement is crucial. A 1-2 cm boil if drained properly should heal in about 2 weeks or so. ...Read more
Boils and Cysts: Boils do not have sacs and thus they need to be drained. Epidermoid cysts have sacs and once the cyst has ruptured it is difficult to remove the sac and the cyst can return. ...Read more
Change antibiotics: The 2 most common skin infections include strep and staph. Both come with painful redness to the skin but staph can have abscesses and or drainage. Your symptoms would suggest you have an infection with staph. Unfortunately, keflex will treat strep but not staph. ...Read more
See doctor: For culture and possible packing of boil ...Read more
I had a boil that drained naturally. There's still a little pus coming out through the day. I am keeping it covered, but it looks like its getting big?
Hi I have had a boil surgically drained today & am under investigation for borderline lupus. Could they be related?
See below: Sometimes infection can cause false lab results, but without knowing your full medical history, performing an exam, and seeing your lab results, it is difficult to truly determine in this forum. Your treating physician can best answer this. ...Read more
I had a boil which drained 2 weeks ago but there is still a residual bump that is a little tender, but not nearly as painful as before. Is this normal?
How long for pus to drain from an open boil went to the doctor on thursday and she told me to apply warm compress and gave me augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 mg?
Depends: Usually if the abcess core is removed and the infection is responding to the antibiotics a few days. If the drainage starts increasing or is not decreasing, you can go back to see your doctor. ...Read more
Red blotches in pubic area last week I developed a boil it drained and what not, then I woke up and had a bump in my pubic area around a hair follicle, along with 3 red spots (not raised or itchy) I went to the hospital because I was afraid it was an in
Make: Make sure to follow up with your doctor. You may have a resistant form of staph. ...Read more
Boil draining: Yes. Likely need antibiotics as well. F/u/ w/ doc urgent care today ...Read more
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