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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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Can you tell me if i boil basil(tulsi)leaves in warm water, add 1 spn of honey.And drink.It will going to help reducing weight?

Can you tell me if i boil basil(tulsi)leaves in warm water, add 1 spn of honey.And drink.It will going to help reducing weight?

Basil Weight Loss: I understand your desire to lose weight.
Basil has possibly been linked to weight loss because of its ability to lower elevated cortisol levels.
High cortisol level can make it difficult to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight.
There is no scientific evidence to support weight loss

Basil may help with weight loss, as part of a
Balanced Diet with
Daily Exercise and
Stress Management ...Read more

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How effective is manuka honey for your skin and wellbeing?

How effective is manuka honey for your skin and wellbeing?

Honey: Certain types of honey are used for moisturizing skin and for anti inflammatory properties. ...Read more

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What is a boil on your skin?

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?

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 bacteria 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?

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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Is a honey mask beneficial to the skin? With all natural honey? Does it harm in any way?

Is a honey mask beneficial to the skin? With all natural honey? Does it harm in any way?

Ok if medi honey : This is probably a good natural remedy as long a you are using a clean medical grade honey product. I would not use anything from the kitchen pantry. However the the effectiveness has not been fully evaluated to the bed of my knowledge. Excessive or prolonged occlusion may not be good and may lead to other problems from tissue macerarion or hyper-osmilarity. ...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...Its paining..Plz tell sme medicine tht helps...I hve oily skin?

Hi.M getting head boils from last 2 years...Its 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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Is raw honey good or bad for skin? It's in the natural pH range for skin, but I've heard that one should keep facial skin away from acidic substances.

Is raw honey good or bad for skin? It's in the natural pH range for skin, but I've heard that one should keep facial skin away from acidic substances.

Raw Honey?: Sounds a bit sticky to me. All joking aside though, there are probably much better things to put on your skin than raw honey.
There are products out there that contain honey as an ingredient (milk and honey preparations, for example), but that is not the only ingredient.
If you want to do it, I would avoid the face. It would probably be irritating to facial tissue. Try on arms first. Good luck. ...Read more

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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