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What Does Boil Mean Can It Indicate Something Bad
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need: More information to answer your questions please describe where boil was and how it popped ...Read more
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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