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How do I take care of a boil after it has popped and left behind a small hole?

How do I take care of a boil after it has popped and left behind a small hole?

Should heal: The small hole after popping a boil will heal itself. It may form a scar but it will heal. It's not advisable to pop a boil at home though. ...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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There was a boil on my chin and I popped it then this scar appeard after popping it what do I do ?

Mederma: You can try mederma. Time will take care of it. Make sure to stay out of the sun. If it is still not resolved to your satisfaction in 6 months, laser therapy can help. ...Read more

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After popping a boil I have a huge hole should I be worried?

After popping a boil I have a huge hole should I be worried?

I would have this: Medically assessed. If you have an abscess it could be loculated ...Read more

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I heard. That u shouldn't pop a boil at home mine started oozing when I n took a shower now I have a small whole how should I care for it ?

I heard. That u shouldn't pop a boil at home mine started oozing when I n took a shower now I have a small whole how should I care for it ?

Pressure: You should not try and pop a boil as it could induce infection but if under heat it spontaneously ruptures then while in the shower apply pressure get the pus out and keep covery and apply topical antibiotic cream then cover if not improved by thie next morning seek medical evaluation risk of more sserious celulitis. ...Read more

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After a boil breaks what is the hole left behind?

After a boil breaks what is the hole left behind?

Tissue destruction: When you have a small, localized infection like that -a real 'war' is going on-between the germs and your immune system. That's why there's such an inflammatory reaction. If a small 'hole' exists after you expressed pus-which is made up of dead immune cells and germs- don't worry. This will 'fill in' naturally via the body's healing process (granulation). If it's really painful/sore, show a doctor ...Read more

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After a boil heals, there left a hole in the middle. It's quite small but I can't tell if it's a good thing or bad thing. Help?

BE PATIENT: In many such situations healing will follow a different pattern than a simple cut.The edges don't just come together (simple cut) the healing is often from the inside. Think of a pit/hole that becomes shallower every day. This is labeled secondary intent, a form of healing that often takes a bit longer.In the end, there may be a small visible scar, but healing still occurs. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my head above the left eyebrow, had it about a week. Looks like a boil but there's no head on it to pop and gives me headaches?

I have a lump on my head above the left eyebrow, had it about a week. Looks like a boil but there's no head on it to pop and gives me headaches?

Boiling mad!: It is so irritating when, not only is something wrong, but it is visible! A boil may have no head at first. At the early stages, it may respond to antibiotics and not need to be lanced. Get seen today. ...Read more

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