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 Burned finger what do i do?
i burned 3 fingers at the tips on the metal bit of the hot tap they are all red and veryswollen (typing this is painful) what should i do?...

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 A bad bad burn!!!!!!(Help!!!)?
My husband fell into are fire place and burnt both palms/ wrist bad, one of his hands has a open wound from the burn the other is red and swollen. He is in pain, i gave him Tylenol and we soaked his ...

 What are some popular brands of antihistamine?

 Hot bath or cold shower?
What do you prefer and why?...

 Why do my hands shake very slightly at times and i cant notice them shaking?
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 Small cut.... in my private region!?
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 New Ear Gauge Help! Infection?!?
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They're not warm to touch, they have puss coming out but it's white

 My mosquito bite is swollen.?
I know it is a mosquito bit because yesterday I saw it and it looked like one.Today the area around it is swollen and the mosquito bit is sota yellow.Its not at the point where you could totally ...

 What are signs that a spider bite is healing?
Went to the doctor and they gave me ...

 what is good to eat when you have a stomach bug?

 I have been feeing a little low what is the cure for the blahs?
I love the Lord but I just felt so down lately and I am not sure why.

Life is a gift but lately life just seems to be more harder and more demanding with work and spriritual ministries.

 how do you cure a heel spur?

 I burnt my foot. What can I do?
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 what makes the skin white?

Jason S
Boil and a fever...how long do i wait?
I got a medium size boil appear today accompanied with a 101 fever. Is this something I should run to the emergency room for or wait and see if the fever breaks?

I had a fever of 105F and still stayed home, stop being a wussy.

FotoZ 4 FX
Lance the boil, inject 50% hydrogen peroxide and water into the wound, wrap it up and get on with your wimpy life.
The fever will subside as soon as you fix the boil.

a friend had a boil and it turned to blood poisoning and he died he was only 23 i would get it checked out.

I think you should go to the emergency room to get it checked out. It's not a good sign.

Natasha L
Yes, you should go to the emergency room. Boil without fever is ok, but boil with a fever may mean that the bacteria that are causing this boil have entered your skin elsewhere. The consequences can be extremely drastic. Of course, the fever could be unrelated and the boil could go away on its own. However, if the bacteria have entered the skin around the boil, you must get it treated as soon as possible.

Check your boil. See how it looks: how big is it? Is it white inside? Is it more than an inch? Is the skin around it red, hot, and raised? How much of the skin around it is red, hot, and raised? Has the redness around the boil increased in the last hour? Is the area around the boil swollen - and is the swelling increasing? Is it not painful, painful, or very painful?

You could wait a few more hours - maybe until morning - to see if it increases in size. If it decreases, and the fever goes away, you're fine. If you still have the fever, and it is the same size or increased, go to the ER immediately.

As for right now: if the area around the boil (like 2-3 inches away) is already red, swollen, AND very painful, go to the ER.

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