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Boils on inner buttocks

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
Urgent Care 42 years experience
Needs surgery: You probably have what we call Pilonidal cyst. It is from ingrown hair. Only surgical removal can prevent it from coming back. Please go see a surgeon... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
ABSCESS RECURRENT: Are you diabetic? If not, frequent sweating in that area causes boils or abscesses.You need a blood culture to make sure it is not in your system.
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
Colonization : You may have staph colonization of the nose or other areas. See a physician to culture the lesions and start an oral antibiotic and topical bactroban ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Negative?: Context may be missing- 1) you may not have mrsa, but you may still have "staph" , 2) not all boils are caused by staph, but others can also be involv... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Further cultures: There are other organism that can cause skin abscesses other than staph. For instance if youve been in a pool you could have picked a pseudomonas infe... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: Certain treatments might be useful. Possibly doxycycline or minocycline. Possibly steroid injections into lesions. Possible hidradenitis suppuritiva.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Skin infection.: This is simple skin infection which may benefit from meticulous hygiene and if extensive from oral antibiotics. Hard to say, but might be improved wit... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
Zeasorb: Botox is fda approved for treating excessive sweating involving the underarms. For the groin area, using a powder such as zeasorb powder can help mini... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: If away from the anus it is usually staph.When close to the anus it can be a mixture of germs.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Apply warm compress: In general, we apply heat to infections and cold to injuries. Heat draws infection fighters to the area while cold keeps blood flow away. Don't drain ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Staphylococci: Are common causes of this, sometimes mrsa.

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