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I have what I assume is a boil in the genital area.

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I have what I assume is a boil in the genital area. Extremely painful.
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Customer: I don't think so. I'm 69 years old and have never had something like this before.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry you have a boil in your genital area

it sounds like it could be infected.

it could be an infected ingrown hair or an infected sebaceous cyst or an infected bartholins gland if you are a woman.

you might need for the boil to be lanced by a doctor to drain out infections and go on a course of oral antibiotics.

you should see a doctor at the ER or your primary care doctor to look at the area

do you have a primary care doctor?

at age 69, you should have medicare health insurance

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will call my doctor. Thought there might be a quick fix!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you can use warm compresses on the area

sometimes that can help open up skin pores and allow the infection to come out of the boil.

some boils can get better on their own, but most need to be lanced and cut open and drained for them to get better.

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