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Boil on scalp
Hello

About a weeks ago, I developed a hard, painful lump on my head. Later that evening, 2 of my lymph nodes swelled up.
I went to the dr, and he told me it was a boil, and that it was normal for the lymph noded to swell up becase my body was fighting the infection.
He prescribed me keflex 4x a day for 10 days Today was day 5\

The lymph nodes have gone down tremendously and so has to the boil.
Theboil had developed a scab on it and today i accedently peeled it off. Puss started coming out of it, so I gently squeezed so it would come out. I didn't squeeze hard at all.I didnt squeeze the blood out, i stopped.

Now, Im scared because i know I shouldnt have squeezed it.
I have heard that the puss is contagious and i am scared that I will develop more boils because i touched other parts of my head.can this happed? I am still on antibiotics
Can it get infected?

Please help
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Hello,
Boils normally either drain on their own or they may need to be drained by incision. Take some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription. Relax as antibiotics will prevent any further boils.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.




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