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When is a boil severe enough to go to the ER?

Q:I have had a what i believe to be carbuncle around my waist line for a week now it is increasingly getting worse now and is spreading i now have swollen red area going up my stomach i have tried all the home remedies neosporin, warm compresses nothing is working. I do not have a family Dr. So wondering if going to the ER immedtiatly was too extreme or waiting until tommorrow or whenever i can find a Dr. to see?
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That May Not Be A Boil-GO TO THE DOCTOR!
you can go to the doctors or just wait to its bursts yourself if you go to the doctors they are only going to cut it open and drain the pus out so its up to you weather or not you can put up with it until it pops itself or be strong and squeeze the **** out of it i know from experience the suckers hurt like hell
Go to the emergency room. It could be MRSA virus, which can be deadly if you don't get treated. I'm not trying to scare you, but it is going around a lot and I know three people who had it. Don't let this go! AT LEAST call your local emergency room, NOW please. :) Good luck.
Hi AliHere are some ideas on how to heal it.Cause: When the blood stream is flowing "clean" and doing an efficient job by feeding the system properly and carrying off the wastes, the whole body benefits.When a "good clean blood-purifying program" is being used, we will see that the toxic poisons are being removed and boils, acne and other skin diseases will start clearing up. Natural CuresNote: Bursting a boil can spread it, leaving scars, and usually does no good until the core is expelled. Aromatherapy: Draw out the boil with bergamot, lavender, chamomile, and clary sage. Ayurveda: To bring boil to a head, apply a poultice of cooked onions. Wrap in cloth and do not apply onion directly to boils. Application of a paste of 1/2 teaspoon each of tumeric and ginger powder directly to boil. Diet: Eat plenty of green, orange, and yellow vegetables, which are cleansing (try to have at least four different types of green vegetables a day, and keep this up for at least six months). Increase fluids, drinking water throughout the day, and drinking water with juice of fresh lemon and one teaspoon of chlorophyll upon rising and before bed. Also avoid over-consumption of white sugar and white flour products. Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® can be applied (minimum four times a day) on unbroken skin around, but not directly on, boils. Flower essences for negative feelings surrounding the problem, such as Rescue Remedy® to help alleviate stress or Crab Apple for low self-esteem, negative body image, and feeling toxic. Herbs: A blend of the tinctures of echinacea, cleavers, and yellowdock in equal parts, taken one teaspoonful three times a day can help speed the healing time for boils. Additionally, drinking a cup of an infusion of nettle, preferably fresh herb, twice a day, can be helpful. Homeopathy: Bellis, Belladonna, Hepar sulph., Arnica, Silicea, Apis mel., Arsen alb., and Lachesis are all useful homeopathic remedies that can be taken alone or in combination with each other. Phytolacca is another useful remedy, but it must be taken alone. Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Juice Therapy: Juice of parsley, spinach, celery, and pineapple may help to purify the blood. As an alternative, beet root juice can also be used, and is a traditional remedy used in Europe to help treat boils.Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can all be helpful for treating boils, due to their ability to boost immunity: garlic capsules, kelp, chlorophyll, proteolytic (pancreatic) enzymes (taken on empty stomach two to three times daily away from meals), vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, raw thymus glandular, and zinc.For boils compounded by chronic emotional stress, also consider adrenal and thymus glandulars, vitamin B5 (1 gram four times daily), and vitamin C (1 gram every hour).Topical Treatment: Apply a mixture of honey, the oil from vitamins E and A, and zinc oxide to the infected areas. Do this several times a day, up to once per hour. Other effective topical treatments include a poultice of goldenseal root powder paste, hot Epsom salt pack (two tablespoons in one cup water), tea tree oil, or a poultice of one part sesame oil and one part lime juice mixed and applied externally.Colloidal silver applied topically can also result in marked improvements.Best of health to youCheers
you will definately need to go to dr. just what ever you do DO NOT touch it, poke it, bust it open or anything. cover it up will a clean gauze and see your doctor. He will prescribe an antibiotic which should clear it up. But dont wait to long. It can and will get worse and its very painful.
If you can hang in there and do not have a temp I would try a Urgent care clinic in the morning.
apply heat and squeeze,,,, also depends on where it is

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