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How do u lance a boil and does it HRT or do they numb it?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on the size
Very small boil can be lanced with the point of a needle and that hurts less than numbing does.
Larger boils need to be numbed.

In brief: Depends on the size
Very small boil can be lanced with the point of a needle and that hurts less than numbing does.
Larger boils need to be numbed.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sharp blade N maybe.
If the boil is superficial and has a "white-head" area, a simple lancing with a sharp blade will often do the job (without need to numb it).
If thick and in sensitive area, you may get some Lidocaine as a local anesthetic before lancing is done. Small boil may not need packing--larger ones may. Since these surgical blades are so sharp, pain is not too bad..So worry not country! good luck.

In brief: Sharp blade N maybe.
If the boil is superficial and has a "white-head" area, a simple lancing with a sharp blade will often do the job (without need to numb it).
If thick and in sensitive area, you may get some Lidocaine as a local anesthetic before lancing is done. Small boil may not need packing--larger ones may. Since these surgical blades are so sharp, pain is not too bad..So worry not country! good luck.
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