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Pink boil on forehead, hurts, having headache

I have a boil on my forehead , the size of a penny.. pink lump.. hurts.. I work in construction and wear a hard hat everyday.. it hurts and gives me a head ache... what can i do to cure it?
Asked On : Mon, 19 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for your query

Seems like you have developed folliculitis over face.

Now firstly I would advise you to keep the area clean and dry as much as possible.
Do not apply any kind of moisturizing creams/lotions or oil over the affected area.
Clean the area with lukewarm water twice a day and apply an antibiotic cream like mupirocin gel over the area twice daily.

If inspite of the above measures, the lesion persists or continues to increase in size, then you might need a course of oral antibiotics along with pain killers.

In that case, I would advise you to visit a dermatologist for proper assessment and treatment.

Hope it helps
Best wishes for a speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
MD( Dermatology)
Answered: Tue, 19 Nov 2013
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