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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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Popped a boil on my 4 year old's butt. It had come to a head and was draining on its own a little. I followed with antibiotic ointment. Was this bad?

Popped a boil on my 4 year old's butt. It had come to a head and was draining on its own a little. I followed with antibiotic ointment. Was this bad?

Small abscess: Your 4 years old has an abscess on his buttock,application of bacitracin ointment is o.k. and boil may subside.but if it becomes big or continues to drain,then consult your doctor for more treatment like antibiotics and incision. ...Read more

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Can skin boils make you sick?

Can skin boils make you sick?

Possibly: One boil generally only causes localized pain and tenderness, but multiple ones may cause symptoms of fever and malaise. In the latter case a course of antibiotics are prescribed. With one boil, warm compresses and,at times, incision and drainage are performed. The examining physician can advise you best,however. ...Read more

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Any great home remedies for skin boils?

Boils: Warm soaks or compresses with a wash cloth may help reduce inflammation. If the condition worsens see a dermatologist for treatment since a bacterial infection could be serious. ...Read more

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What medication can be used to treat skin boils?

What medication can be used to treat skin boils?

Antibiotics: Boils are usually caused by bacteriae. So antibiotics would help. ...Read more

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What is a boil on your skin?

Infected cyst: A boil is an abscessed structure under the skin. ...Read more

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How to prevent skin from boils?

Antibacterial soap: Get a good scrub cloth and vigorously scrub body especially hairy areas thoroughly. Use either antibacterial or antiseptic type body soap. If no help see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do you get ecoli skin boils?

Contamination: With soil or something else that has contact with feces from somewhere as ecoli is a resident bacterium of the GI system, and then if there is a break in the skin it will turn into an infection and a boil can result. ...Read more

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How do you get ecoli skin boils?

How do you get ecoli skin boils?

Ecoli: Since e coli is found in the stool, one can get ano rectal boils through poor bathroom hygiene. ...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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Can skin reaction to drugs cause boil?

No: A boil is a bacterial infection, so you need bacteria on the skin to create the boil. ...Read more

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What could cause a persistent skin boil?

What could cause a persistent skin boil?

Colonization: You may be a staph carrier, and continue to reinfect yourself. Consider having a nasal swab done at your doctors office to determine if this is true. If so there are strategies to minimize the recurrence of boils. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a boil to form a head?

The time varies: A good way to accomplish this, is to apply hot moist packs to the lesion for about 15 minutes every 3-4 hours-- your pcp should then see it. ...Read more

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What to do if heat boil left a hole in the skin?

Boil hole: It will eventually fill in. But some will scar. Show to your Dr. ...Read more

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What causes boils on head and underarms regularly?

What causes boils on head and underarms regularly?

Boils can be caused: By staph or strep bacteria that r on the skin. May have medical condition such as diabetes or an immune deficiency that allows those germs to infect. Recurrent infxns can b due to the germs in nose or other family members' noses. May require intranasal bactroban (mupirocin) in all family members to prevent recurrence. Correcting other medical conditions needed too. See pcp to b checked for predisposing condit. ...Read more

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What can you put on a boil for it to come to a head?

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What can you put on a boil for it to come to a head?

Warm compresses: A warm compress will increase local blood flow and allow a collection of white blood cells to form. If it persists and does not drain, you may need to see your health provider to have it incised and drained. ...Read more

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When a boil breaks does it leave a hole in the skin?

When a boil breaks does it leave a hole in the skin?

Yes: When a boil erupts, what is left is generally a defect of the skin that can extend deep into the dermis. ...Read more

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When I shave my head i always get big boils on the back of my head?

Post Shaving sores: This common problem from shaving may mean the instrument you are using to shave with is infected or dirty enough that you are getting infections. Then there is also the chance that the instrument you are using is not sharp enough and is damaging the skin. Thus leading to rash and infection. ...Read more

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I have over a dozen boils on my head and multiple more all over my body. What should do?

See you doctor: You may have a primary skin condition or a serious infectious disease. You need the right antibiotics if its infectious and may need special soaps to get rid if it from your skin. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my skin? Start out looking like black heads some turn into boil looking sores.

What is wrong with my skin? Start out looking like black heads some turn into boil looking sores.

Cystic acne: Although many people use the term "cystic" to describe any type of severely inflamed acne, only those who develop cysts truly have cystic acne. Cysts are the most serious kind of acne blemish. They feel like soft, fluid-filled lumps under the skin's surface. Cysts can be painful. ...Read more

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Hi. M getting head boils from last 2 years...It's paining. Plz tell sme medicine tht helps... I hve oily skin?

Hi. M getting head boils from last 2 years...It's paining. Plz tell sme medicine tht helps... I hve oily skin?

Head boils: This condition would be treated with appropriate antibiotic therapy. See your doctor to have the boils cultured to see what bacteria is causing them. Then appropriate antibiotic therapy can be instituted. Locally warm compresses can help. ...Read more

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What causes boils on a new born baby's head?

What causes boils on a new born baby's head?

Probably pustule(s): True "boil" is very unusual in newborn. Superficial pustules (blisters containing cloudy fluid) can be caused by staph infection. ...Read more

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I have a boil that doesnt have a head in my groin area.what should i do?

Groin boil: If it is not too big you might cure it by putting a glob of 10per cent benzoyl peroxide on it under occlusion (band aid or better yet small piece of cellophane

Apply warm moist heat 5x a day if it is larger and it may drain on its own
Some need to be lanced in the doctors office if too large or painful ...Read more

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I have a boil-looking bump on my bottom that doesn't hurt and has no head to it. It has been there for two months and is not going away. It's soft too?

This is probably: A lipoma (noncancerous fatty tumor) but any swelling or lump that has been present for a while should be checked out. There are lots of other potential diagnoses both benign and not. Ask your health care provider to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Can betamethasone and clotrimazole be used on skin boils?

Can betamethasone and clotrimazole be used on skin boils?

No: They won't do any good. Clotrimazole treats fungal infection, which you don't have. Betamethasone is a steroid, which can make infection worse. Finally, the infection in a boil is under the skin, so creams won't work. Boils generally nave to be opened and drained. ...Read more