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Boils on the neck help!
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An_250570 posted:
So i have had a reoccurring boil on my skin for a year or 2..it comes and goes but causes one side of my neck to swell. Recently, because of the free medication offered i was put on Cephalexin (Keflex) 500MG 4 times a day. I wonder is there something else i can do to prevent it from returning besides taking medication?
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear An,

A recurrent boil in the same area may actually represent a cyst. The cyst may need definitive removal. I would consult your primary doc. In the meantime, anti-bacterial washes such an benzoyl peroxide can help prevent the lesion from becoming infected.
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
www.TareenDermatology.com
 
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TM006 replied to Mohiba K Tareen, MD's response:
Thank you,

So i assume that means if it explodes and smells bad its infected so see a doc asap.

OK ill look into the primary doc thank you


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