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home remedies for a boil under the armpit

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Margaret Gourlay
22 years experience Family Medicine
Boil in armpit: This can be caused by an infected hair follicle or cyst. A more worrisome cause is hidradenitis suppurativa, where recurrent boils form in the armpit ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garrett Norvell
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hidradenitis?: Hi! Sometimes simple things like wearing loose-clothing, weight loss, hygiene, smoking cessation and warm compresses can help to prevent abscesses ( ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
See Surgeon: Many a times it is sweat gland infection (hydradenitis suppurativa). But, it may a boil. You should see a surgeon and let him/her treat you.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I : I can't diagnose your conditions. However, i recommend that you see a dermatologist who can determine if you have hydradenitis supprativa or some othe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details.: Bathing and a deordorant.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Stepwise to keloids: The approach to keloids is nearly the same no matter where they occur: pressure, silicone sheeting, steroid injections, posssible 5 fu injections, pos ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes & no: Some of these are just self healing viruses or mild eustachian tube dysfunction, so treating with a pain reliever like Ibuprofen for a couple of days ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Keep it clean and: dry. It should eventually scar in and the hole should go away. It may take a few months.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Boil Therapy: The primary home remedy for most boils is heat application, usually with hot soaks or hot packs. Heat application increases the circulation to the are ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Hot compresses: Use a tea bag for your hot compress.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal sore: Hello. I guess the best home remedy for a sore inside the nose is a saline spray. Intranasal sores are usually caused by a bacterial infection that be ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
12 years experience Dermatology
Warm compresses: Take a hand towel and soak it in warm water and leave it on the abscess for 5-10 minutes at a time. This will help bring it to a head.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Early chicken pox?: Your child sounds like she may have the beginning of chicken pox. You can bathe her in a tepid bath and add several spoonfuls of corn starch or baking ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get a real Rx: Cystic acne is a serious, chronic disease that you cannot manage by home remedies. Usually it requires isotretinoin. If this affects a young person fo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
7 years experience Podiatry
Itchy feet: Sorry you might be suffering from tinea pedis or.....Athletes foot. You can try soaking your feet in a vinegar sln (1 cup to 2 quarts water) tre ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
32 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen eyelid: It depends on the cause of the swelling and discoloration. If it is from trauma (being hit) then ice is the best remedy. If it is from an insect bit ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
34 years experience Dermatology
Salt water soaks: You may try salt water soaks but whatever you do, do not try to squeeze or pop it yourself. Take 1 table spoon of salt to a pint (large glass) of war ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown hair?: It is possible that you have an ingrown hair that is inflamed or infected. If a short course of a topical antibiotic doesn't help (neosporin) then you ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
No: This needs to be treated with antibiotics.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Levi Palmer
16 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Maybe, ask dentist: Sonic toothbrushes seem to be helpful for my patients. You should ask your dentist if one is right for you.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
In this situation : I would not recommend a home remedy. See a foot doc. Something's should be left for a doctor to tend to. This is one of them.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Try : Try lukewarm bleach bath for 10 minutes. 1/2 cup in full tub of water. Do 2 to 3 times a week.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Not to worry: This is normal as compressing the syst may have led to a little bleeding under the skin. if it is not gone in 10 days consult your Dr. Do not panic, ... Read More
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