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What Causes Boil Near The Vagina?

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Posted on Fri, 10 Nov 2017
Question: Hi I shave near my pubic area on leg and many years ago I got a boil and now again I have one I am italian and well I don't think I have to tell you us Italians are hairy I don't know what is the best remedy

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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Management of boil

Detailed Answer:
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Shaving hair can cause ingrown hair and lead to infection of hair follicles and development o boil.
Management of boil is detailed below
-Keep the affected area clean and dry. Use mild antibacterial soap.
-Use warm compress to speed up the healing process
-Do not squeeze or pop the boil
-Apply Neosporin (antibiotic) ointment on the boil.
-Wear loose fitting clothes
-Once the boil starts draining, start using gaize dressing
-Do not share towels to prevent spread of infection.
-It is best to avoid shaving and use hair removal creams to prevent ingrown hair
- If you decide to shave make sure to use shaving creams and shave in direction of the hair.

If you notice the symptoms worsening or development of fever, please follow up with your primary care provider. You may need drainage of the boil and oral antibiotics.

Hope this answers your questions
Please address further questions here
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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What Causes Boil Near The Vagina?

Brief Answer: Management of boil Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern Shaving hair can cause ingrown hair and lead to infection of hair follicles and development o boil. Management of boil is detailed below -Keep the affected area clean and dry. Use mild antibacterial soap. -Use warm compress to speed up the healing process -Do not squeeze or pop the boil -Apply Neosporin (antibiotic) ointment on the boil. -Wear loose fitting clothes -Once the boil starts draining, start using gaize dressing -Do not share towels to prevent spread of infection. -It is best to avoid shaving and use hair removal creams to prevent ingrown hair - If you decide to shave make sure to use shaving creams and shave in direction of the hair. If you notice the symptoms worsening or development of fever, please follow up with your primary care provider. You may need drainage of the boil and oral antibiotics. Hope this answers your questions Please address further questions here Regards Dr.Lekshmi