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How can iget a boil to drain quickly?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
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In brief: See a doctor

A large boil can more than just painful.
An infection can spread to local skin or into deep tissues of the skin if manipulated too much. Damaged layers of skin are more prone to recurring infection. Some bacterial infections, like mrsa, can be resistant to infections and even spread to other body areas or to other family members. Hot soaks can help drain an abscess, but that is often not enough.

In brief: See a doctor

A large boil can more than just painful.
An infection can spread to local skin or into deep tissues of the skin if manipulated too much. Damaged layers of skin are more prone to recurring infection. Some bacterial infections, like mrsa, can be resistant to infections and even spread to other body areas or to other family members. Hot soaks can help drain an abscess, but that is often not enough.
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