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Doctors recommend cleaning the infection site two to three times daily after having a boil lanced to help the skin heal and prevent infection, according to WebMD. Patients may also apply antibiotic ointment to fight bact... More »

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Skin cysts that cause pain may need to be drained, injected with a cortisone medication or removed surgically, according to WebMD. To treat a boil, gently wash and dry the area twice a day and leave a warm, wet washcloth... More »

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A physician prescribes antibiotics to treat an infected boil to eliminate the bacteria in the body, according to WebMD. Physicians may also opt to drain the boil and perform a culture to evaluate the type of bacteria tha... More »

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A furuncle, also called a boil, is an infected hair follicle, whereas a carbuncle is several infected hair follicles, or boils, under the skin that converge to create one pus-filled sack above the skin, according to WebM... More »

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Boils form on the buttocks when bacteria enters the skin through minor abrasions and makes its way into the hair follicles or oil glands, creating an infection, explains WebMD. Boils first present as hard, inflamed swell... More »

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Pulling a mole the skin off at home can result in excessive bleeding, scarring and infection, according to WebMD. It is important to have moles removed in a doctor's office where the procedure can be done safely in order... More »

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It is not advisable to pop a skin boil with a needle, as this make an infection worse, according to WebMD. Normally, a boil is treated at home by applying warm compresses, which causes the boil to come to a head and drai... More »

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