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Suggest remedies for a painful heat boil on the back

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Posted on Tue, 12 Jul 2016
Question: I have a big heat boil on my Back. very painful photo attached.
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Not able to find the picture, kindly reattach it.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX
Welcome.
I am not able to find the attached picture, kindly reattach it. I'll be glad to help you out.
Take care
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it had appeared in the month of Feb and may also on lower back. doctor prescribed me antibiotic and pain killer. now I have not anything. it is recurring and painful. give permanent solution. thanks. XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Might be folliculitis or abscess.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome.
I have e gone through your picture.
Based on that I feel it is either abscess or folliculitis. Picture is not that clear, if possible kindly upload the high resolution images.

Is there any discharge from the lesion?
Are you suffering from any medical illness like diabetes?

If there is collection of pus or any discharge, it is better to go for microscopy , culture and sensitivity of the discharge or the pus.
Then based on the report we can decide on the appropriate antibiotic.

Meanwhile I would suggest you to wash the area with cool water, clean it with antiseptic solution and apply neosporin ointment to it.
Avoid touching it, I would suggest you to take NSAIDS like Ibuprofen, which has both analgesic and antiinflammatory property.
I would recommend you to see general surgeon for examination and further help.
Hope this helps
Take care


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Brief Answer: Not able to find the picture, kindly reattach it. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX Welcome. I am not able to find the attached picture, kindly reattach it. I'll be glad to help you out. Take care