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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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How do you get rid of boils?

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How do you get rid of boils?

Boils: You go see your doctor and have him treat them. They are caused by bacteria and are full of pus. Therefore you need antibiotics and they may need to be incised and drained. Let the doctor do it under sterile conditions, not you, your friend or your mom. ...Read more

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Boil (Definition)

Boil is also known as Abscess. Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How to get rid of boils?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How to get rid of boils?

If you are: experiencing recurrent boils - I would encourage medical assessment to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Board Certified, Dermatology
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How do you get rid of boils on a child's skin?

Dr. M. Christine Lee
Board Certified, Dermatology
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How do you get rid of boils on a child's skin?

Antibiotics: Usually caused by staph or other bacterial infection. Warm compresses help with the inflammation. Apply topical antibiotics. See a doctor for possible cultures to determine what kind of bacteria is causing the infection. May need oral antibiotics. Use antibacterial soap. Keep clean. Doctor may need to lance or drain the boils. ...Read more

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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How to get rid of boils and where do they come from?

Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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How to get rid of boils and where do they come from?

Boils: Boils are abscesses caused by bacteria producing pus like staphylococcus. Some people are prone to them because their immune system does not protect them and they carry the bacteria in their noses and skin. It requires antibiotics orally, drainage of the abscess and topical antibiotics in the nose against staphylococcus . Usually recurs. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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How do you get rid of boils ?

Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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How do you get rid of boils ?

Warm compresses: If small, start w/ warm compresses, they can sometimes drain on their own, while waiting for an appt with the doc. Do not try to pop, squeeze or cut into them. I suggest seeing your doctor if you're not seeing a head to the boil, there's a lot of redness, pain, or you're having fevers. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What is the fastest way to get rid of boils? And how do you keep them away?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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Drainage: Drainage is the fastest way to get rid of them. Bleach bath and hibiclens soap might make them stay away. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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How do I get rid of boils?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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Boils: To treat a boil with a warm compress and tea tree oil, pour 4 teaspoons of very hot water in a bowl. Add 2 drops of tea tree oil. Take a cotton ball or piece of gauze and place it in the water. Swirl it around to moisten it and apply it directly to the boil. If this does not work see your doctor to lance the boil and be placed on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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How to get rid of boils that comes after every 2/3 months regularly?

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Boils: Mmay be colonized with MRSA ( methacillin resistent staph aureus) or other staph. Wash daily, clean clothes , wash after sweating. Can try Hibiclens - sold in pharmacies- used in the hospital prior to surgery. Decreases bacterial count. use 1-2 x/wk ( do not use in eyes , mouth mucus membranes or genitals). Would just also check CBC, immunoglobulins , sed rate.f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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How to get rid of boils?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
10M people helped

Have to: You have to see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. An infectious disease doctor could help you also. ...Read more

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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How can I get rid of boils on the inner thigh?

Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
16 years in practice
160K people helped
How can I get rid of boils on the inner thigh?

You need a doctor: Most 'boils' are due to staphylococcus bacteria infecting the skin.Pus forms below the skin which swells to form a painful boil.Sometimes streptococci & pseudomonas may cause boils.Often the 'boil' can be cured by a special drainage procedure performed by your doctor.If the surrounding area is red & angry antibiotics are needed. If untreated the infection can spread to the blood & become dangerous. ...Read more

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