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Painful boil on back, possible causes of boils - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   Hi
User :   I have a boil on my back
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   how big
User :   its been hurting very bad, and has harden
Doctor :   since how long?
User :   i guess its an absis
User :   from the last 3 to 4 days
Doctor :   k
User :   since i had a similar near my knee and had taken ceftum tab
Doctor :   Boils are painful, pus-filled bumps that form under the skin when bacteria infect one or more of the hair follicles. Boils usually start as red, tender lumps.
User :   yes
User :   its the same state now
Doctor :   Boils usually form when one or more hair follicles - the tube-shaped shafts from which hair grows - become infected
Doctor :   various risk factors r: Doctor :   Poor general health.
User :   infact i have been getting lot of small small boils and making marks on my back .... some time it forms into an absis
Doctor :   Diabetes.
Doctor :   Clothing that are tight
User :   how can i cure this
User :   i dont wear tight clothing
Doctor :   The doctor may drain a large boil or carbuncle by making a small incision in the tip. This relieves pain, speeds recovery and helps lessen scarring. Deep infections that cannot be completely cleared may be covered with sterile gauze so that the pus can continue to drain. Sometimes the doctor may prescribe antibiotics to help heal severe or recurrent infections.
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