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I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.

I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.

Salt water soaks: You may try salt water soaks but whatever you do, do not try to squeeze or pop it yourself. Take 1 table spoon of salt to a pint (large glass) of warm (not hot) tap water. Soak a wash cloth in it then let it sit on the "boil" for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times each day. This may help. ...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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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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If I have a boil about the size of a half dollar...Can I do something at home 2 treat it painful and sore to the touch

If I have a boil about the size of a half dollar...Can I do something at home 2 treat it painful and sore to the touch

Heat: I typically tell my patients to put a cup of uncooked rice into a sock. Tie off the end of the sock & place in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Rice is a terrific insulator of heat. Apply the sock to the boil for 5 seconds and pull away once it gets too hot. Repeat the process for a total of 20 minutes. Perform 3-4x/day until it resolves. If it continues to worsen, go to the er. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a embarrasing problem dont feel comfortable going to the doctors , i have a boil near my anus , sometimes its painfull sometimes its not. Can i treat this at home? Its like a little lump.

Boil: Would recommend that you not do this. Usually due to a bacteria called Staph aureus, and if improperly treated can become quite serious and spread to other areas. Doctors look at areas like this all the time and there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Good luck and hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do you treat a boil after it has popped?

How do you treat a boil after it has popped?

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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How do you treat a boil--like a zit?

Couple of things: Use a warm compress on the area to soothe the swelling. See a doctor who will probably lance and drain the boil. ...Read more

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How can you treat a boil which is in between my legs?

How can you treat a boil which is in between my legs?

Incision and drainag: See a physician to have the lesion incised and drained of pus. Antibiotics will not help unless the pus is drained. ...Read more

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How can boil be treated?

Antibiotics And I&D: Most boils are treated with a combination of Incision and drainage and appropriate antibiotics ...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 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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How to treat a "open boil"?

How to treat a "open boil"?

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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How treat a boil on anus?

Get checked!: Your boil (= abscess) may represent the opening of a fistula, an abnormal infected tunnel that will need surgery to fix and prevent serious problems down there, so get it looked at by an experienced surgeon asap, . ...Read more

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Are abscess and a boil treated the same way?

Yes...: ...For all practical purposes. Both are localized infections, both need to be drained and, if necessary, treated with an antibiotic - although draining is often all that is needed. ...Read more

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How are boils treated?

How are boils treated?

Abscess Treatment: An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red. Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1 ...Read more

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How do you treat a gum boil?

How do you treat a gum boil?

Gum boil: Generally the gum boils are treated by drainage of the pus, disinfecting and then filling the infected tooth. Apicectomy, which is the removal of the tip of the root, is done when disinfecting the tooth is not possible. Extracting the tooth is another option when the damage done by the bacterial infection is irreversible. ...Read more

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Home remedies on a facial boil?

Home remedies on a facial boil?

Warm compresses: Warm, moist compresses. However if this is a significant lesion - then medical intervention may be indicated. ...Read more

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