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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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    What causes persistent headache with boils on the head?

Hi, I currently have what appears to be a sore boil developing at the base of my hair line in the middle of the back of my neck over the last week, I have had a couple boils before in the last couple of years one only 6 months ago in my crotch region. Just wondering if it could be causing a constant headache the last few days and if so what I can do to either get it to come to a head or advice?
Fri, 12 Jul 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Boils mean an infection of the hair root. Indeed, this infection is associated with pain at the site where it is located. If on the neck, your head will get aches too.

So, should treat them. First, try local treatment:
- wash with warm water and unscented soap
- rinse well, dry well
- apply antiseptic locally
- then apply triple antibiotic ointment

If still no improvement, you might need prescription antibiotics and anti-inflammatory, so should discuss further with a dermatologist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Albana Sejdini, General & Family Physician
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