Posted by: john | 2011-06-13


I''ve developed a boil/abscess on my knee and it is very painful. It developed slowly over a few days and has hardened. The pain is worse if I''ve been walking for long periods or the leg has been rested and i have to get up. don''t know if I should pop it or leave it to pop itself out.

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Please do not pop it yourself, as the infection can be spread to surrounding tissue. Ask your doctor to drain the abscess and if necessary, you might need a course of oral antibiotics. You can use Bactroban as a topical antibiotic to treat the infection. Drink Myprodol capsules when necessary to alleviate the pain and inflammation.


Dr Anrich

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Posted by: Eva | 2011-06-17

Is there a natural antibiotic that i can ask for over the counter?
My boils insides came out now the pain remains

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