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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

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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What can I do to treat a lip blister?

What can I do to treat a lip blister?

Laser treatment: The cause of your lip blister is probably herpes simplex one virus. This is commonly known as a cold sore. If your dentist has a laser such as the biolase md the cold sore can be treated with it to instantly relieve the pain and heal it quicker, . ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a piercing infection?

What can I do to treat a piercing infection?

See a dermatologist: You don't want to risk the infection becoming serious- early intervention - cleaning the site and appropriate antibiotic therapy or creams will be prescribed by the doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat small pimples?

What can I do to treat small pimples?

OTC Acne Treatment: If one is getting scarring (not staining, but depressed or pitted scars), one should seek a medical opinion for prescription treatment. The following can be used: clogged pores (whiteheads and blackheads): - retinol at bedtime - salicylic acid - glycolic acid - benzoyl peroxide inflammatory lesions (red bumps and/or pus bumps) - benzoyl peroxide gel - topical sulfur. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat whitehead?

What can I do to treat whitehead?

Whitehead: You can treat one whitehead by simply pricking it open with a sterile needle. If you are getting a lot then you have acne and you can consider using over the counter benzoyl peroxide products or see a dermatologist or gen doc to try differin, retin a (tretinoin) or similar meds. ...Read more

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What can I use to drain a carbuncle?

What can I use to drain a carbuncle?

Carbuncle: You should go see your doctor to have him/ her do it using sterile technique and pack it so it can drain properly. You also would benifit from antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat pimple scars?

What can I do to treat pimple scars?

Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat pimples and scars in a week?

What can I do to treat pimples and scars in a week?

Acne: I wish! acne treatments take longer than a week, and even longer to make red marks go away. But don't despair, let your doctor start helping now and before you know it they will be going, going, gone! ...Read more

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What can I do to treat pimples?

What can I do to treat pimples?

Pimples/Acne control: See your doctor or dermatologist for a custom regimen. A gentle cleanser, topical treatment cream and antioxidant sunscreen are your core regimen. You may need an oral antibiotic course or other medication if needed. ...Read more

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What can I do to address a bacterial skin infection?

What can I do to address a bacterial skin infection?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a minor eye infection?

What can I do to treat a minor eye infection?

Wait it out: Most conjuctivitus will run there coarse without treatment. If it persists more than a week i would see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a clear skin and pimple free?

What can I do to get a clear skin and pimple free?

Absolutely see derm: At our age, hormones play a big part. So see derm for treatment options:) ...Read more

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What can I do to treat razor bumps for good?

What can I do to treat razor bumps for good?

Shave with grain: Best tip is to exfoliate before you shave, make sure you are using a fresh blade and a good shaving cream (not soap). Then shave with (not against) the grain. Won't be as close but will cause far less irritation. You can also apply tend skin after you shave as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a wound-how to treat it?

What to do if I have a wound-how to treat it?

Consult your doctor: Wound care instructions should be obtained from a physician who has inspected your wound. Not all wounds are the same and not all will have the same treatment. Generally however, the wound site should be regularly cleansed with sterile saline or a wound cleanser. Deeper more involved wounds with signs of infection may require oral antibiotics. Consult with your physician for a plan of care. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat scalp acne?

What can I do to treat scalp acne?

Folliculitis: Try a therapeutic shampoo that contains a sulfa and/or salicylic acid derivative. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have furunculosis or hidradenitis suppurativa and what can I do to prevent it from recurring?

How do I know if I have furunculosis or hidradenitis suppurativa and what can I do to prevent it from recurring?

Start with: medical evaluation for correct diagnosis. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hidradenitis-suppurativa/home/ovc-20200012 & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/boils-and-carbuncles/symptoms-causes/dxc-20214768. ...Read more

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I have a boil or furuncle, what can I do to relieve the pain?

I have a boil or furuncle, what can I do to relieve the pain?

Warm compress &: Tylenol (acetaminophen). Depending on where the boil is, you may get by with letting it pop, aided by warm compress, and relieve the pain with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and the like. If that does not relieve the boil in a couple of days, you should see your doctor to see if needs to be drained. If it is on your face see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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