Season 7 Episode 24

Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (2)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 18, 2000 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • As Niles is [finally] explaining his true feelings to Daphne, Donny enters the room and asks Niles: What's the difference between a blister and a boil?! Maybe he was preoccupied, but the advice that Niles giving Donny is not really sound, medically speaking.

      Niles should be able to tell the difference between a blister or a boil. These are pretty common skin conditions and certainly would have been a part of his medical training.

      A single skin boil is an infection , which can be mild (and heal on its own) or it could be a sign of something more serious (i.e. diabetes, weaken immune system or a staph infection). The fact that it seems to be causing Donny pain, would suggest that it is on the more serious side.

      Medical treatment involves minor surgery, incision and drainage, and possibly antibiotics. Granted, a wedding is probably not the best way to perform this surgery, but it is something that would need to be addressed sooner rather then later.

      "Lukewarm" water is not even a temporary solution for a boil. Warm water, not boiling but hotter then lukewarm, may help with some of the pain and it may help the boil bust ("come to a head").

      Heck, getting a sharp pin or knife, sterilizing it with some alcohol, and using it to pop the boil would be better advice then "lukewarm" water. This method may leave a scar and cause additional complications, but it would probably alleviate the pain.