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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 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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I have concerns that I have a genital boil I drink water I keep clean eat healthy it gets red tender fills with pus it will bust on its on and its mostly blood I'm not sure how I get these is a skin boil I have autioimmune disease?

I have concerns that I have a genital boil I drink water I keep clean eat healthy it gets red tender fills with pus it will bust on its on and its mostly blood I'm not sure how I get these is a skin boil I have autioimmune disease?

You may have a...: Bartholin's cyst. This is an abscess that can occur on either side of the inner vagina near its entrance. You need to see a gynecologist (or at least a doctor who's experienced in gynecology) to confirm the diagnosis and drain the cyst. You may be prescribed antibiotics and given some other instructions to help the cyst heal. Unfortunately, it's not something you can treat on your own. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.

I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.

Salt water soaks: You may try salt water soaks but whatever you do, do not try to squeeze or pop it yourself. Take 1 table spoon of salt to a pint (large glass) of warm (not hot) tap water. Soak a wash cloth in it then let it sit on the "boil" for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times each day. This may help. ...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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Boil in inner thigh,treat w warm compress & amox,less pain & redness, no draining of pus bcos wound healed,but ders hard part below the skin,is it ok?

Boil in inner thigh,treat w warm compress & amox,less pain & redness, no draining of pus bcos wound healed,but ders hard part below the skin,is it ok?

Residual infection: The hard, leathery, often darkened skin @ the site of a boil is residual inflammation from the skin infection. The skin should soften over time, but cd leave a scar. I wd say at this point, it's normal. But watch for fevers, more drainage, or worsening symptoms that may mean the infection (boil) is coming back. Also get checked for MRSA & diabetes (which predispose to boils) if this is not 1st one ...Read more

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21yo. painful ulcer on my toe. Not been diagnosed diabetic + low risk. Leave it to heal? Had some Boils skin + armpit lately treated with flucox

21yo. painful ulcer on my toe. Not been diagnosed diabetic + low risk. Leave it to heal? Had some Boils skin + armpit lately treated with flucox

Have it evald.R U ta: taking any steroids or supplements that may have a steroid or testosterone in it. U have 2 read the label carefully & if U don't understand what's in it ask Ur Md. Also the evzl. may find out what is seeding these infections. Personal hygiene is important, daily showers, clean under clothing & sox. Good luck. ...Read more