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What should a boil look like in the healing stage?

What should a boil look like in the healing stage?

Boil: As a boil heals, the area becomes softer, less tender, drains less and becomes less red. ...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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Sometimes I get these boil looking things on the inner part of my upper thighs very close to my vagina what are they? Like an inch from my vagina sometimes they are more up on my inner thigh on my leg, I get these often, they look like a boil, sometimes t

It: It is possible that you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, which is a condition whereby you get boils/cysts/acne like lesions in the groin, armpits, or under the breasts. Treatment varies but can include topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide gels or washes, oral antibiotics, drainage of lesions. Evaluation and treatment by a dermatologist might be helpful. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a boil caused by an inflamed hair follicle to look like a bruise? This started after hot compress was applied and it softened.

See below: The bruise would indicate there was some bleeding into the skin at the site of the boil. This can occasionally happen. What's most important is to get adequate drainage of the pus in the boil without squeezing it. ...Read more

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How does a boil look when it has popped?

How does a boil look when it has popped?

Boil: When ruptured, a boil can appear as a crater or ulceration of the skin. The crater can extend deep into the layers of tissue, sometimes exposing muscle with extensive boils. ...Read more

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How does a boil look tender?

Empathy: If you've ever had a boil, you know it REALLY hurts. So by looking at a large, red, swollen area of skin, you can sympathize with that person and say 'yeah, that's gotta hurt, that's gotta be tender'. Most boils are caused by Staph, and MRSA now is causing more and more of these. If you have a boil that's very painful or expanding - see a doc for treatment. ...Read more

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Nose pain by nostril, feels like a boil is there?

Nose pain by nostril, feels like a boil is there?

Get seen by doctor: Go and be examined. No way short of this to know what is going on. Do not ignore this advice since even a boil in that area can turn into something quite severe. ...Read more

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What does a boil feel like?

Painful: A boil is red swollen snd painful. ...Read more

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Do boils leave a mark like its still a boil and you can feel it?

See below: After an infection, skin changes can occur with increased and decreased pigmentation and sometimes changes in sensitivity. However, if you feel like the boil may be deeper still, see you doc. ...Read more

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I have somthing like a boil in my armfit and its painful for 3 days now?

I have somthing like a boil in my armfit and its painful for 3 days now?

See a doctor: Do not allow this to progress unimpeded and undiagnosed. Get seen, diagnosed and managed. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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A year I had a boil and got it removed the cut would heal and like a month or 2later it would reopen how I can I get it to heal completely?

Recheck: It is possible there is still some of the boil present within the area so that may make it difficult to heal. It should probably be re-examined. ...Read more

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There is a boil-like at the tip of my anus?

There is a boil-like at the tip of my anus?

Anal Abscess?: An anal abscess is a painful condition in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. Most anal abscesses are a result of infection from small anal glands.

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/anal-abscess ...Read more

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How do you treat a boil--like a zit?

Couple of things: Use a warm compress on the area to soothe the swelling.
See a doctor who will probably lance and drain the boil. ...Read more

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I have like a boil on my gum above my tooth what is it?

An infection: A boil is a sign of infection. You may have an abscessed tooth or a gum problem. Even if there is no pain, treatment is needed as soon as possible. Call today. ...Read more

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Can lancing a boil hurt?

Of course: Boils or abscesses can be exquisitely painful therefore lancing them can be very sore. Best if you leave it to professionals ...Read more

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Should you ever squeeze a boil?

Skin Infections: Thank you for asking this question. The answer, is absolutely not. You can push the bacteria deeper into the tissue and cause significant complications. ...Read more

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Once a boil has popped now what?

Once a boil has popped now what?

Rupture: When a boil ruptures, generally drainage of pus-like discharge will ensue. It's best to keep the affected area covered while the boil heals on its on. There is nothing otherwise that needs to be done than to keep the affected area clean, dry and dressed. It can take 1-2 weeks to completely heal, dependent on the size of the boil. ...Read more

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