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Boil Popped - Taking Care of It

I had a boil on my inner left thigh for about two months. I started taking antibiotics and using warm water and it seemed to go away. Then about three days ago it came back and recently exploded with blood. I drained it and cleaned it up, and then put neosporine on it and covered it with a bandaid. From here will it heal on it's own, or will it return worse, or will it just scar? What should I do as far as keeping it clean?
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When you take off the band-aid, if it looks like it's healing, you should be good to go. However, you might have to see a doctor about this. My mom had a huge boil on her bottom and she had to get a specific medication to take care of it. I don't see it returning worse, you are doing good things to help it. So, yeah, it should be ok, because you used neosporine on it, but, like I said, if after a couple days it dosen't look any better, see a doctor.

Wait, as long as it's not growing in size, I mean out, not deep. If it has grown out in area, please see a doctor.
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Avatar f tn
I would have your physician assess the site since this boil has returned.  It is hard to say if it will or won't heal well on its own.  
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sounds like the skin healed over some trapped blood that needed to drain. better out than in! i would keep it clean by showering often and a clean dressing in place to stop any rubbing. if the surrounding area becomes red, painful and swollen then another trip to your Doctor is needed.  
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