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I have a place that come up at the edge of my pubic hair it is close to inside of my leg it is soft and it is getting bigger

By Anonymous November 2, 2011 - 5:16pm
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.It is sore to the touch.Iwonder if it is a boil

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Boils (furuncles) usually start as red, tender lumps. The lumps quickly fill with pus, growing larger and more painful until they rupture and drain.

If it has not gotten too big, try this:
* Apply a warm washcloth or compress to the affected area. Do this for at least 10 minutes every few hours. If possible, first soak the cloth or compress in warm salt water. This helps the boil rupture and drain more quickly.
* Never squeeze or lance a boil yourself. This can spread the infection.
* Wash your hands thoroughly after treating a boil. Also, launder clothing, towels or compresses that have touched the infected area, especially if you have recurrent boils or carbuncles.

For a larger boil, consult your physician. The boil may need to be drain with an incision and you may need to take an antibiotic.


November 2, 2011 - 5:50pm
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