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Suggest treatment for heat boil

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Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2016
Question: can I attend to a boil at home or should I contact my physician?
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Could you please attach images of the region to our discussion

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. A boil, a simple one does not require any serious medical attention and should subside/resolve on its own. But it all depends on what the source of its presentation is.

For now, could you first attach a clear image of the region to our discussion or email it to me at:

YYYY@YYYY

and please do mention 'ATTN: DR. Shoaib Khan' in the subject line.

I shall guide you accordingly after viewing the region so I can provide you with more accurate guidance. Looking forward to hearing from you sir.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (22 hours later)
Dr. Khan:

Thanks for your attention to this matter. My apology for the delayed response. Holidays create scheduling challenges.

Stopped using Stridex, Clearisil, and Terminator 10. Have moved to medicated skin cleanser and hot compresses. Condition seems to be improving since initial contact. Will follow up in a few days if necessary.

Thanks again for your attention to this matter.
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Great to know there is improvement; alternative suggestion to help

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again sir.

First of all, seasons greetings and a very Happy New Year to you and your entire family. Not a problem at all, please do not apologise.

As for the progress, I am glad to learn about the improvement. I would also recommend the use of clindamycin topical application twice daily, if at all you do not experience an improvement. Please do keep in touch and let me know if I can be of any more assistance.

Wishing you the best in life and health. Please do not hesitate to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am aways here to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for heat boil

Brief Answer: Could you please attach images of the region to our discussion Detailed Answer: Hello sir and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. A boil, a simple one does not require any serious medical attention and should subside/resolve on its own. But it all depends on what the source of its presentation is. For now, could you first attach a clear image of the region to our discussion or email it to me at: YYYY@YYYY and please do mention 'ATTN: DR. Shoaib Khan' in the subject line. I shall guide you accordingly after viewing the region so I can provide you with more accurate guidance. Looking forward to hearing from you sir. Best wishes.