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Can you use hydrogen peroxide for boils?

Can you use hydrogen peroxide for boils?

Won't help: Boils will not improve with the use of topical treatments. They need to be soaked frequently with hot salt or boric acid in water until they come to a head and drain. If they become large they may require surgical incision and drainage. Sometimes antibiotic pills that cover staphylococcus aureus, the usual bacterial cause of boils, need to be given as well. ...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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Using peroxide for boil under my arm the skin is peeling and it's red and painful?

Using peroxide for boil under my arm the skin is peeling and it's red and painful?

See Dr: Peroxide will do nothing but irritate the skin. NOTHING applied to the surface will do any good except hot soaks. DRAINAGE will hasten the resolution of the abscess, probably an inflammed epidermal cyst. ...Read more

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Do peroxide boil on herpes oral sores?

Do peroxide boil on herpes oral sores?

Question unclear: Rephrase this and perhaps it can be answered more effectively. ...Read more

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Boil drains, should you pour peroxide on it and cover it?

Boil drains, should you pour peroxide on it and cover it?

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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If u put peroxide and neosporin on a open boil will it heal?

Possibly...: It is important to keep it covered using a band-aid. Keep an eye on it and make sure ti doesn't get infected. ...Read more

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Recently had a boil and it popped and when applied peroxide, is that bad?

Recently had a boil and it popped and when applied peroxide, is that bad?

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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I have a boil under my armpit I wanted to know if I could use peroxide to heal it?

Incise and drain: The best way to treat boils is incision and drainage by a doctor and in some cases antibiotics are required to treat the infection. Peroxide on its own is not valuable in the treatment of boils ...Read more

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I have a question the boil on my nipple has popped. I clean it with peroxide and I cover it up. Do I continue that or do I clean it and let it air out?

Infection: A boil is an infection. An abscess represents the dangerous version of the Staph Epidemic. Given that you have a very dangerous infection I think treating it at home is unwise. Please go get treatment and the appropriate antibiotics from your doctor. Today. ...Read more

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I've had a boil now for 4 days and have done Epsom salt baths, heat compress, and I've done Epson salt peroxide solution and nothing. What should I do?

Furuncle: There is not much else to do. I would not lance it on your own as it may introduce infection. You may need to go to your primary if it needs to be opened up to heal. ...Read more

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Boil on vigina libia drained but not long closed back up now it looks infected I've tried the compress, peroxide, tea tree oil its still swollen?

Boil on vigina libia drained but not long closed back up now it looks infected I've tried the compress, peroxide, tea tree oil its still swollen?

GYN-NOW!: I suggest immediate GYN evaluation and treatment, which may include antibiotic therapy and further surgical drainage. Stop using all oils (no tea tree oil). Make a GYN appointment- today! ...Read more

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What s more good to eat cooked veggies or boiled veggies? . Generally I use to boil veggies blend it and drink. I do not like to eat cooked veggies.

Probably cooked: Boling vegetables may destroy essential nutrients like water soluble vitamins.
However it is puported in some studies that cooking vegetable like tomatoes and carrots make antioxidants more available for absorption. Steaming or microwaving or roasting the vegetable is better than boiling them to mush.
Perhaps you needs to try some new recipies. ...Read more

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How to cure boils?

How to cure boils?

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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Can boils be painless?

Can boils be painless?

Boils: Its infection. So mostly painful. Early stages may be less painful ...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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Boils recurrent on body?

Boils recurrent on body?

? pyoderma?: Sounds like pyoderma. See your doc! I would place you on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg bid & Metronidazole 500 bid for 30 days. I would bet it clears! ...Read more

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What do boils look like?

Boils: They usually hurt and are on a red base, tender and swollen like an infection. ...Read more

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Where do boils come from?

Boils: Boils are infections that arise from hair follicles. There is usually no obvious cause of a boil although some people are more prone to them. ...Read more

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Will a & d help on boils?

No: If treated early enough heat will bring the infection to the surface and the area will open and drain on its own. If to far advanced see doctor to open and drain ...Read more

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What causes repeat boils?

Weak immunity: Recurrent boils can occur as a result of host immunosuppression, such as from diabetes or HIV infection. Preventive measures for reducing the spread of the responsible bacteria (usually staphylococcus) can help reduce risk for recurrent skin infection. ...Read more

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How to stop shaving boils?

How to stop shaving boils?

Lock up the razor: The way to stop shaving the boils is to lock up the razor. Since the boils stick up higher than the normal skin, a razor will cut their tops off. After all is healed, one can stop creating new boils or pimples by not cutting so closely that the skin is cut. If the skin is cut, it can heal together and seal over a hair follicle or skin gland opening. Bacteria or oils trapped inside form new boils. ...Read more

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How to use garlic on boils?

How to use garlic on boils?

Moxibustion: In traditional chinese medicine, a garlic poultice can be used in combination with moxibustion to treat a boil. ...Read more

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How long before boils go away?

Get treatment: Boils are usually skin infections and should be treated with antibiotics. There are other disorders that may look like boils but may represent auto-immune disease. It would be prudent to see your doctor asap for an evaluation and treatment. Do not just wait for these things to go away. See this site for info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002445/. ...Read more

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Does a&d ointment cause boils?

Not usually: If you have an allergy to the contents of the ointment that couls trigger a reaction. ...Read more

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Is boil a sign of some disease?

Yes: Bacterial infection--need antibiotics--may need drainage.

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How do you stop frequent boils?

Get cultured: Go to your dr and get one of these boils drained and cultured. Community acquired MRSA is a growing problem. I like body washes with benzoyl peroxide at least 3 times weekly (more can be drying) for you and close contacts. If MRSA is cultured, other treatments may be recommended for you and family members. When boil occurs, warm compresses to help it drain. ...Read more