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What does boil mean? Can it indicate something bad?

What does boil mean? Can it indicate something bad?

Skin infection: This is a collection of purulent infected material under the skin which os roasted hot painful. It may respond to warm compresses, bit large boils need to be drained and packed. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if I have boil?

What does it mean if I have boil?

Infection: A boil is a deeper seat abcess under the skin surface. It is like a pimple gone wild. They protrude above the skin line, go deep into the subdermal layers, and can be painful and easily traumatized. You can try overlaying it with a very warm soak and then lancing it with a sterile needle if available. If you have the least concern, see your family doc or an er doc. ...Read more

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I have a massive boil on my bottom and it hurt so bad. Help?

Help on the way.: Get in now 2 c a general surgeon and b prepared 4 drainage & packing after the procedure. If u r unable 2 change the dressing and the packing if needed b sure u line up some one who will do it 4 mamma, wife, boy/girl friend. ...Read more

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Have a boil that has crested a hole is that good are bad?

Depends . . .: Assuming you mean crusted hole such that it's drained pus, you're probably on your way to healing, since you didn't mention redness or pain. However, if still red & painful, and especially if still draining pus, then it'd be a good idea for your Family Doc to evaluate. ...Read more

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What does a boil on ur penis mean...

What does a boil on ur penis mean...

Boil: It means you should see a doctor and have this taken care of appropriately. ...Read more

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If I have boils does t mean I have staph?

Maybe: Maybe not. Staph is very common and may be present in the boils. However, other bacteria may also be present. Best see a doctor if you aren't already. ...Read more

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If I pop a boil, will anything bad occur?

Best to see a doc: It's better to get pus out than to leave it in. However, the disadvantage of doing it yourself is that you can't be sure you're completely emptying the abscess. In addition, unless a deep abscess is packed with sterile dressing, it may close from the outside first, allowing reaccumulation of the pus inside. We prefer that it heal from the inside out. ...Read more

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About once a month, I get a boil. Is that ok or bad?

About once a month, I get a boil. Is that ok or bad?

Boil: Well, if the boil is in the same locale, there may be a foreign body that causes the body to react. If the location of the boil changes, then it may indicate that you have a skin colonization with a particular bacterial sub-type. See a dermatologist to get this checked out by a professional. ...Read more

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My boil got popped and now i feel sick, is that bad?

Need: More information to answer your questions please describe where boil was and how it popped ...Read more

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Recently had a boil and it popped and when applied peroxide, is that bad?

Recently had a boil and it popped and when applied peroxide, is that bad?

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