Re: Cyst or a boil????
[QUOTE=daisy-duke77;3088232]Does anyone know the difference between a cyst and a boil? Alos.......what causes people to continue to get them, in the same place?? Is it a bacteria infection or something viral?????[/QUOTE]
I dont know much about cysts but i do know about boils. Boils start out looking like pimples but grow much larger, they are verry painful, I have had them in the past and ended up going to the ER to have them lanced. They say that is is a bacterial infection and that you need to stop using anti bacterial soap because it kills both the good and bad. Or at least that is what they told me. Once i changed soaps they seemed to have gone away or at least i havent had one in a long time ( knocking on wood). As far as pain management for boils, there isnt any execept a script from your doctor.
Hope this helps