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My wife has a boil or abcess which has doubled in size. Larger than a big grape. She's put salve on it. Now she has pain down her leg & it's hot.?

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Ken Starnes
General Practice
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In brief: See a doctor. Now

A rapidly growing abscess with warmth and radiating pain could be a sign that the infection may be spreading with potential serious consequences.
This needs to be seen by a doctor now.

In brief: See a doctor. Now

A rapidly growing abscess with warmth and radiating pain could be a sign that the infection may be spreading with potential serious consequences.
This needs to be seen by a doctor now.
Ken Starnes
Ken Starnes
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Infected Cyst

Did you seek medical care?

In brief: Infected Cyst

Did you seek medical care?
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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