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How to know when to go to the doctors. For a ruptured boil?

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Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Fevers/more redness

Drainage of a boil (rupture) is the key to resolution.
Keeping it clean and washing with soap & warm water is usually sufficient. Fever, increasing redness, or continued drainage and increasing pain are signs that the infection may have spread and should be further evaluated by a doctor.

In brief: Fevers/more redness

Drainage of a boil (rupture) is the key to resolution.
Keeping it clean and washing with soap & warm water is usually sufficient. Fever, increasing redness, or continued drainage and increasing pain are signs that the infection may have spread and should be further evaluated by a doctor.
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Symptoms

If you have swelling, pain, fever, redness or, feel ill, go see a doctor. Same if your boil is taking too long to heal.

In brief: Symptoms

If you have swelling, pain, fever, redness or, feel ill, go see a doctor. Same if your boil is taking too long to heal.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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