Can a boil just go away without draining?

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asked May 20 in Body/Skin by Makee (430 points)
Can a boil just go away without draining?

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answered May 20 by Christeen (17,490 points)
Boils will usually go away on their own and eventually pop and drain the pus out of the boil without any treatment.

You should never try to pop a boil because you could risk infection of the boil or cause more harm.

A boil should come to head and pop within a week and then it could take up to 2 weeks for the boil to fully heal.

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