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How can I treat boils?

How can I treat boils?

Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. If there are multiple boils you need to get checked out to rule out predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. ...Read more

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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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How can I treat boils at home?

How can I treat boils at home?

Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. ...Read more

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How can I treat boils/abcess on my bum, in between my legs/groin area, under my breasts and under arms?

How can I treat boils/abcess on my bum, in between my legs/groin area, under my breasts and under arms?

See Dermatologist: For a single boil, you can do sitz baths where you soak in the bath tub for 10 minutes 1-2x/day and this usually helps. However, what you are describing sounds like hidradenitis suppurativa. See http://mayocl.In/pyza6t . I would recommend that you see a dermatologist for treatment as you may need antibiotics and/or other treatments. ...Read more

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How can I treat the boil in my ear? I am breastfeefing my 1 month old kid.

See doctor: See your doctor to determine what is going on, then he can give you different treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I treat a popped boil that has a whole?

How can I treat a popped boil that has a whole?

Boils: wound care: This question raises a significant concern in my because of the epidemic os serious staph infections in america today. A boil would be a common situation where dangerous staph may be causing this. If the hole that is left behind after the boil is popped is painful, red or draining pus please get in to your trusted medical provider. ...Read more

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How can I treat a black headed boil on my penis?

How can I treat a black headed boil on my penis?

Penile lesion: Go see your doctor or a urologist as soon as possible. Do not attempt to treat this condition on your own as it can lead to severe complications! www.Peedoc.Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a skin boil?

What can I do to treat a skin boil?

Warm soaks: Warm soaks may bring the boil to drain spontaneously. If not go to the emergency department for a procedure to drain it. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to treat boils and what is the cause of them no other health problems

How to treat boils and what is the cause  of them no other health problems

A : A boil also known as a skin abscess is caused by a bacterial infection that starts in a hair follicle or sweat gland. Initially the skin turns red, and a painful bump develops. After about a week the lump starts to turn white as pus collects under the skin. If the boil is pretty small, like the size of a green pea, you can use warm compresses, and apply topical neosporin. If this does not work or it gets bigger then you need antibiotics. These can be prescribed by your doctor. If antibiotics don't work then something called an I&D (incision and drainage) may be done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can valacyclovir treat boils?

No: Generally, valacyclovir cannot treat boils as boils are treated with antibiotics or incision and drainage. Valacyclovir is an antiviral medication for the treatment of herpes. ...Read more