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What Does A Boil Look Like
Boil: As a boil heals, the area becomes softer, less tender, drains less and becomes less red. ...Read more
I've had something that appears to be a boil for quite awhile I'm tired of it! Sometimes it look like it going away then it comes back now its hard and hurts , what should I do ?!
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.
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
Do I need antibiotics for a boil that is on my spine it does look like it has pus inside and red round the edges ?
More : Importantly it sounds like it needs to be drained. Don't play around see a doctor. ...Read more
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
It looked like a boil but it was itchy so I thought it was a bug bite. Puss has been coming out of it for 3 days it's small / red in my belly button?
I have a boil like lump on my right groin.At first it was just a little lump that looked like an ingrown hair but now it has got bigger.What could it ?
Boil: Certainly could be a boil. That is common in that area. There are also some STD's that can give you symptoms like this but they are rare and generally more widespread. If it is a boil it should be painful red and warm. Will eventually come to a head and drain. ...Read more
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