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What does boil mean? Can it indicate something bad?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Skin infection

This is a collection of purulent infected material under the skin which os roasted hot painful.
It may respond to warm compresses, bit large boils need to be drained and packed.

In brief: Skin infection

This is a collection of purulent infected material under the skin which os roasted hot painful.
It may respond to warm compresses, bit large boils need to be drained and packed.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Not usually

A boil is a small (usually) area of infection forming pus in the skin or just under the surface of the skin.
Often, hot wet packs will bring it to a head and allow it to drain. Sometimes it may need treatment with antibiotics. It is very seldom that it will represent or become something severe.

In brief: Not usually

A boil is a small (usually) area of infection forming pus in the skin or just under the surface of the skin.
Often, hot wet packs will bring it to a head and allow it to drain. Sometimes it may need treatment with antibiotics. It is very seldom that it will represent or become something severe.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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