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Thread: I had a HUGE tunneling boil lanced today.

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    I had a HUGE tunneling boil lanced today.

    I have never had a boil in my life. My son got a small boil and it went away and he gave it to his girl friend, well she lives with me and she got one on the back of leg right on her butt. She was clean and careful and kelp a bandage on it. We just didn't know how contagious a boil was. I got it from the toilet seat. Now every time we go to the bathroom we have a cleaner by the toilet to clean it off.

    I rolled over and looked at my butt and found the boil. It was only the size if a fifty cent piece. I started mashing it and some of the yuck came out, blood pus. I would put my leg almost over my head and put a mirror in front so I could see it. They, my daughter, son and his girlfriend would help me some but you know, they have their life and they are to busy to help much. You know how that goes. The whole time the boil has got bigger and started to run down my leg and was going toward my who who. Pus stopped coming out. By Saturday I was sick and felt like I was getting the flu. I don't run fever. It takes a lot for me to run fever. So, my daughter took me to the ER and they looked at the boil and said Oh you already got it out. We pulled my pants up and went home with a scrip of Bactrim. We look at each other and said, "What the hell did we come hear for." What a damn was of time.
    The boil had done tunneled 6 inches down my leg and had a knot under the boil I had that had closed up. It was the size of a golf ball. My Dr told me I had to see a general surgeon or a wound specialist, he got me an app. for yesterday.
    I don't know why I didn't share my story with yall because I felt alone and scared and I didn't know what to do and I had no one to really help me. A friend took me up there and I laid on my side and since I can feel he gave me nothing. He cut my butt and it was all filled with blood. It was like a half a cup of blood poured out and no pus. He had a straw that looks like one of those coffee stirrer.and it went down in the hole 6 inches. He was talking to me the hole time. So, he put a long piece of goze on a string in my bobo. He stuffed it all the way to the bottom. He said it has to be changed everyday. So, a nurse has to come to my house everyday and take it out and stuff another one in there. It has to heal from the inside out.

    Well, I woke up this morning with blood all over my cloth bed pad I sleep on. The nurse will call today and set up a time to start coming to my house.
    Now, I'm scared of a bed sore. I have been lucky not to ever have one but this is on my butt where I sit. The Surgeon said not to worry that it's not on any bone where I would get one. LOL If he only knew about sci butt sores.
    Sorry the story was so long but I had to vent also. It's amassing how many people I have a round me and no one to help when I really need them. I know my son and his girlfriend had to work but my daughter has her on little trippy things she had to do. So, keep me in your prayers.
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    Wow, that sounds like no fun at all. I'm glad you'll be set up with a nurse now, and have some help with it. Sorry you're having to deal with this.

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    Some boils are simple, some are not-contagious infectious material an dcan be major problem. ALWAYS have them checked out.

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    Good luck Mary. Boils are no fun. I've not had but a couple since I was a kid, but it seemed like none were ever exactly alike.

    Best thing to do is see a doctor and then they can still come back to haunt you.

    Take care and heal soon!

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    I hope they cultured your wound. These days, boils are often MRSA infections. I hope all goes well from here on.
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    this sounds scary. sorry for your troubles.

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    hope you get better soon Mary. Sores aqnd pain are no fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
    I hope they cultured your wound. These days, boils are often MRSA infections. I hope all goes well from here on.
    exactly - thats what happened to my boils. And they're super contagious, I had a boil on my arm and it jumped onto the other arm, I had a little tunneling but to me it I thought it was going to turn into flesh eating bacteria I tend to wig out when I see stuff like this. Please keep us updated on your progress with this boil.

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    I hope it heals up real quick for you!!!
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    It reminded me of a worm eating his way around. Gross. I had 2 tunnels. One on the side of it that would go zig-zig and then the one that went straight down 6 inches. I hope the cultured it also. I would think that a General Surgeon would have, hopefully.

    I can't believe the ER sent me home and didn't even feel it.

    Whats the deal with everyone getting boils. Bethney, how is yours? I didn't mention I had 2 boils. I went to cath and I felt a big knot right next to my who who. I mean right next to my little, I hate to say it but one inch from my clitoris. I freaked out and I didn't see a red spot. After 3 days, a white spot came up and I mashed it and a big white thing came out and it went away. I guess it was the head. Glad that one was easy. Wouldn't want to cut that one.
    Thanks all
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