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Never attempt to drain a boil yourself, which can cause a rupture beneath the skin that will spread the infection, If a boil isn't clearing up by itself, Dr. Ariel Ostad, a NYC-based dermatologist, recommends seeing your doctor, who may prescribe an antibiotic and lance the boil-a process in which the abscess is pierced to drain the pus. According to Dr. Goldberg, overthe-counter cellulite solvers don't work, though some medical treatments are available, such as a deep tissue massage therapy called Endermologie or a skin-tightening procedure called Accent RF. Other causes include douching, wearing tight clothes that trap heat and moisture, laundry detergents, perfumed soaps or scented sanitary products.
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