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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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I got bit by a spider about 3 months ago rite behind my left earlobe and ever since theres a boil type thing that I've perplex several times what is it?

Possible infection: Bugs sometimes introduce bacteria into the skin when they bite you. You may have a small localized infection. If it has persisted for 3 months, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist and find out exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Good morning Dr. I just started using ichammol ointment last night on a boil i have behind my ears the boil is now soft how long does it take for the?

Draws it out: old remedy but if ripe[hot red tender, pustule] need incision and drainage by your dr. may rupture spontaneously , can help it by warm wet compresses 20 min 2-3 x/day till ruptures. if redness spreads or pain increases see your dr cause could get into blood stream. ...Read more

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Got a boil and it left a hole. How long will it take to close? Dr gave me antibiotics and said it was healing but it's been 3 weeks already.

Boil: It depends on how your skin heals. Sometimes it heals without problems, other times it may heal with a small scar. Time to healing may also vary. Give it another week or two and if no improvement have your doctor take so look again. ...Read more

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I had this boil lookin thing on my inner thigh so i went to pop it with needle when i did it went in about half the needle was it a boil? It pussed

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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How to pop a boil?

Boil: Warm wet cloth to soak it for 10-15 min twice a day then take a sterile needle. ...Read more

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What makes a boil pop?

Pressure & erosion: Likely a combination of processes. An infection or inflammed area exudes chemical messengers that draw white blood cells in to do battle, so fluid builds up. Also, one way the body trys to heal itself is by drainage of what it can, so the tissues thin and rupture to let the pus/fluid/infection out. ...Read more

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Hi should you pop a boil?

If its at a head you: could pop it, but not if is still developing. Using hot compresses to it will bring it to a head(4-5x//day) ...Read more

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What do I do after I pop a boil?

What do I do after I pop a boil?

Just keep clean/dry: Popping or lancing is basically the best treatment. If severe, antibiotic may be needed. Simple boils/abscesses are often cured by simply draining it--in your case you popped it. Keep area clean and dry, and look for improving redness and swelling. If worsens, consult doc. Good work! and good luck. ...Read more

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