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What Does It Mean When A Boil Turns Purplish Should I Break It
On my boob i have a boil that has popped. its purplish around it like a quarter size. is that normal?
Of course not: So you had a small boil or zit which drained and is now healing. Give it a couple of weeks to complete its resolution. ...Read more
I've had a boil for over 2 months inner inner thigh. Grows, recedes a bit, grows more etc; never comes to a head. Exercising daily. Purplish in colour?
See a phyisician: Could be folliculitis, which could be constantly irritated with your daily exercise--i would start with topical antibiotic and a bandaid. Also, change your exercise habits for a bit to reduce the friction between the legs (for instance, biking might be better than running). If it does not get any better, see a physician--may need oral antibiotics, or it could be more than just a boil. ...Read more
I have what I think is a boil in my mid thigh it's red and purple but has been sitting in the same place with no growth or came to ahead for a wile?
Depends on how long: it really depends on how long it has been there. It could be a boil (abscess) but that's usually painful and becomes red and hard then soft and may burst on its own. It could be a number of things. One would really need to look at it to say what it is. Go to an urgent care or your primary doc to get it checked out ...Read more
I have recently found a boil on the inside of my butt cheek but it is a dark purple colour. im too embarressed to go doctors. What do i do?
It's ok!: This is NOT unusual. I know it feels embarrassing but we doctors see the frequently. Go to doctor and he or she will evaluate if it needs lancing or antibiotics. ...Read more
42 y/o male with lump that looks like a boil with a purplish tip located on right side of testicles but not on testicles, hurts when touched...?
Red bump on my inner thigh i thought it was probably a boil, but it never came to a head, sank under the skin and now is flat and purple , 4 monthsnow?
I have a boil and first it was and infected hair I pulled it now it's the size of a buckle and getting bigger by the day it's purple red and yellow bu?
Have a boil on my inner thigh.purple/red I've had it b4.It's a hard lump I squeeze dont pop got bigger.When goes away leaves purple scar.MERSA? Help!
I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....
Abscess: likely. Need to examine in order to determine that, but that is most likely. See a doctor in the next couple of days (preferably within 24 hours). This is not a complaint that requires going to an E.R. Urgent care would be preferred if you couldn't get into your regular primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tissue destruction: When you have a small, localized infection like that -a real 'war' is going on-between the germs and your immune system. That's why there's such an inflammatory reaction. If a small 'hole' exists after you expressed pus-which is made up of dead immune cells and germs- don't worry. This will 'fill in' naturally via the body's healing process (granulation). If it's really painful/sore, show a doctor ...Read more
Do all boils need to be treated medically? If i suspect that I have what is considered a boil does this mean that i need to see a medical professional?
Yes. : Yes. For proper diagnosis and treatment you need to see your physician. ...Read more
Boil: If the boil does not resolve, you need to see your doctor for oral antibiotics. ...Read more
What should I do about a boil that will not drain, but is not painful at all? Started out hard and painful, but is now soft and unnoticeable minus the unsightliness of a large (by large I mean maybe 3/4" across) on my arm. It's now been about 8 days
What does it mean if a patient exhibits a boil on his neck? How you identify and determine the causative organism is pathogenic?
If it was necessary: a culture could be taken.Get a more detailed answer ›
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