Is It Ok To Lance Boils Yourself?


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Tim O'Shea answered
I see your problem, but your doctor should be able to advise you if this is safe. So I would go back to the hospital and ask them to show you how to do it yourself maybe. Doing it yourself with out a doctors consent could be a bad move.
thanked the writer.
No Dr. is going to tell her it is OK, if she used a dirty needle or didn't cleanse the boil properly she should get an infection and then sue the Dr. for malpractice.
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Anonymous answered
I don't think so because if this will not be properly carried out in a sterile manner then the chance of introducing the infection beneath the skin is very high. Remember that staph bacteria is the one responsible for boils.

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