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What medication can be used to treat skin boils?

What medication can be used to treat skin boils?

Antibiotics: Boils are usually caused by bacteriae. So antibiotics would help. ...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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I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.

Salt water soaks: You may try salt water soaks but whatever you do, do not try to squeeze or pop it yourself. Take 1 table spoon of salt to a pint (large glass) of warm (not hot) tap water. Soak a wash cloth in it then let it sit on the "boil" for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times each day. This may help. ...Read more

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Can any medications cause boils? Is it possible for any medications such as minocycline to cause skin conditions like boils? .

Can any medications cause boils? Is it possible for any medications such as minocycline to cause skin conditions like boils?

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Poss, but unlikely: Anything is possible, but Minocycline is an antibiotic with a high affinity for skin structures and is usually used to treat conditions like boils. If you were allergic to Minocycline than you could possibly get an allergic reaction including a skin eruption, that could look like or turn into a "boli." see a dr. If you have boils that will not go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can any medications cause boils? Is it possible for any medications such as minocycline to cause skin conditions like boils? .

Yes: The cause is indirect, but real. Chronic use of minocen can result in the overgrowth of drug resistant abcesses, frequently staph. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a skin boil?

What can I do to treat a skin boil?

Warm soaks: Warm soaks may bring the boil to drain spontaneously. If not go to the emergency department for a procedure to drain it. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Boil in inner thigh,treat w warm compress & amox,less pain & redness, no draining of pus bcos wound healed,but ders hard part below the skin,is it ok?

Boil in inner thigh,treat w warm compress & amox,less pain & redness, no draining of pus bcos wound healed,but ders hard part below the skin,is it ok?

Residual infection: The hard, leathery, often darkened skin @ the site of a boil is residual inflammation from the skin infection. The skin should soften over time, but cd leave a scar. I wd say at this point, it's normal. But watch for fevers, more drainage, or worsening symptoms that may mean the infection (boil) is coming back. Also get checked for MRSA & diabetes (which predispose to boils) if this is not 1st one ...Read more

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21yo. painful ulcer on my toe. Not been diagnosed diabetic + low risk. Leave it to heal? Had some Boils skin + armpit lately treated with flucox

21yo. painful ulcer on my toe. Not been diagnosed diabetic + low risk. Leave it to heal? Had some Boils skin + armpit lately treated with flucox

Have it evald.R U ta: taking any steroids or supplements that may have a steroid or testosterone in it. U have 2 read the label carefully & if U don't understand what's in it ask Ur Md. Also the evzl. may find out what is seeding these infections. Personal hygiene is important, daily showers, clean under clothing & sox. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recent infected spot turned boil treated 2 courses of antibiotics. This burst draining the infection and has now healed but still a lump under skin?

Recent infected spot turned boil treated 2 courses of antibiotics. This burst draining the infection and has now healed but still a lump under skin?

How big is the lump?: It's always hard to predict the future course. This could get smaller, stay the same size, or eventually get larger again. Silly surgeon saying is "when in doubt, cut it out." Discuss with your doctor the pros/cons of removing now when small and easy to do, vs watchful waiting. ...Read more