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I have a boil on armpits and I want to know what can I do to make it go away without lancing it any in store meds or home remedies?

I have a boil on armpits and I want to know what can I do to make it go away without lancing it any in store meds or home remedies?

Most boils R staph_: -A, & require antibiotics or drainage. If it is improving, U can wait, but inevitably U will succumb 2the knife, as even though it's better or quiescent the buggers R still there planing their next round of attack. Best option is 2 get a general surgery consult & bite the bullet. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Very painful boils in armpits?

Sounds like HS: Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammation of the apocrine glands and can be very painful. There are many treatments with some success. ...Read more

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Reoccurring boils in armpits for years. Not from shaving, lots of blood tests including HIV all normal. Doctor hasn't given me an answer, what is it?

Hidradenitis: This could be hidradenitis suppurativa. If you see an Infectious Diseases doctor, probably they can confirm it for you. Often the triggers are stress or hormonal changes. Indeed, not all cases are caused by shaving. (recc clipping hair anyway over shaving). Hope you can get some improvement there.
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Hidradenitis_suppurativa ...Read more

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21yo. Painful ulcer on my toe. Not been diagnosed diabetic + low risk. Leave it to heal? Had some Boils skin + armpit lately treated with flucox

21yo. Painful ulcer on my toe. Not been diagnosed diabetic + low risk. Leave it to heal? Had some Boils skin + armpit lately treated with flucox

Have it evald. R U ta: Taking any steroids or supplements that may have a steroid or testosterone in it. U have 2 read the label carefully & if U don't understand what's in it ask Ur Md. Also the evzl. May find out what is seeding these infections. Personal hygiene is important, daily showers, clean under clothing & sox.

Good luck.
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I have boils in armpit that have drained and then more have come back, can this infection cause a missed period?

I have boils in armpit that have drained and then more have come back, can this infection cause a missed period?

This infection: Should not cause a missed period directly However, any stress to you, whether it's emotional or physical can cause a missed period. I would recommend that if you are sexually active and haven't done a pregnancy test yet, that you do that. ...Read more

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What brings about boils in your armpits?

What brings about boils in your armpits?

Armpit boils: Boils of the armpit or "axillary" region develop from a number of things. Some of those include the large amount of sweat glands in the armpits, the high moisture related to the region, as well as poor hygiene in the armpits which increases the amount of bacteria and debris within the armpit. ...Read more

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What is the cause and the remedy for boils in your armpits?

Bacterial infection: Boils are purulent bacterial infections of hair follicles, groin and axilla are conductive to multiple/recurrent infections due to excessive moisture. Infection in the axilla and groin may need antibiotic treatment and removal of ingrown hair, if present. ...Read more

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How can I cure boil on my armpit?

How can I cure boil on my armpit?

Warm compress: Apply warm compresses 3 to 4 times a day and it will come to a head and open up on its own or you may have to see a medical practitioner to have it drained. If it comes very often, avoid shaving your armpit and make sure you are not reacting to your deodorant. If no relief see a surgeon./dermatologist ...Read more

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Abscess / boil near my armpit -- how can I treat it?

Abscess / boil near my armpit -- how can I treat it?

Professional drain: Abscesses only have one treatment- drainage. The localized collection of fluid won't get penetrated by antibiotics. Go see a doctor that does minor in-office procedures to get it drained. ...Read more

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I have multiple boils in my armpit that popped and left three open black, I holes. What is this?

Infection: Likely with a bacteria called staphyloccocus. You need to get antibiotics and discuss the reasons it happened with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have boil under my armpit had it lance before it keep come back big and painful?

Have boil under my armpit had it lance before it keep come back big and painful?

It probably needs: To be excised/surgically removed. Boils/furuncles are painful pus-filled bumps on the skin resulting from deep infection of a hair follicle usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. A single recurrent furuncle has a greater chance of being eliminated by surgery; multiple boils are much harder to treat. Various infecting organisms, including MRSA, can complicate. Work with Doc/maybe infectious disease ...Read more

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I have a boil under my armpit I wanted to know if I could use peroxide to heal it?

Incise and drain: The best way to treat boils is incision and drainage by a doctor and in some cases antibiotics are required to treat the infection. Peroxide on its own is not valuable in the treatment of boils ...Read more

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What is the best medication for getting rid of and preventing boils under the armpit?

Recurrent "boils": In this location could be a condition know as Hidradenitis Suppurativa which wound require an experienced Dermatologist to diagnose and recommend preventive treatements. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for boils in the armpit?

Incision and drainag: See a doctor to have the boils incised and drained of pus. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my armpit. What caused it and what is the remedy?

I have a boil on my armpit. What caused it and what is the remedy?

Various: Boils are usually caused by skin bacteria that multiple out of control, creating an abscess or boil. Surgical drainage and antibiotics may be needed. Warm compresses and acetaminophen or ibuprofen can ease the symptoms in the meanwhile. Not all lumps in the armpit are boils. Blocked sweat glands & swollen lymph nodes can also cause noticeable lumps in the armpit and may resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Can I burst an armpit boil with a sterilized needle?

Can I burst an armpit boil with a sterilized needle?

Boil: While possible, it would be better to give it warm compresses and to see your doctor. There will be bacteria in the boil and a culture should be done. You could have MRSA which is a bacteria resistant to many antibiotics. Your doctor will incise and drain the boil, culture the material and put you on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a large boil under my armpit. The size of the boil is like a golf ball. Is it really a boil?

What to do if I have a large boil under my armpit. The size of the boil is like a golf ball. Is it really a boil?

Get medical eval: Please obtain prompt medical attention. This could be a cyst, a mass of enlarged lymph nodes or an abscess. ...Read more

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I frequently have bumps and boil in my armpit and private part mostly when I shave. It also comes out when I don't. Shave. Please what should I do or?

Boil/furuncle: A boil is an infected hair follicle. The armpit and privates are common locations due to many bacteria living there. Shaving may also irritate. Effective cleansing/hygiene is most important; some deodorants may clog underarm pores and trap grime. Boils may resolve with moist hot compresses, but more often antibiotics and sometimes surgical lancing/incision. See your doctor for best treatment. ...Read more

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Can a boil under yo armpit cause chest back pain?

Maybe: If there is enough swelling and infection, it could cause pain in chest and back. See a doctor, this may need to be drained to remove pus. Good luck! ...Read more

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For about 3months now, I've had boil in my armpit immediately after my period. What could this be? Thanks

For about 3months now, I've had boil in my armpit immediately after my period. What could this be? Thanks

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is a hair follicle infection most commonly caused by nicking yourself while shaving and then having the short hairs grow into the skin becoming infected. There are lymph node collection stations under the arm that can lead quickly into the venous channels. (blood) use a depilatory, wash the underarms with an antibacterial soap, and see a md if a large boil develops. ...Read more

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I have a boil in my armpit it's been draining for about two weeks and now the pus is green what should I do please help!

Evaluation: See your doctor or go to an urgent care center for evaluation. The area may need to be opened up some more for adequate drainage. You may need antibiotic but not in all cases. ...Read more

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I always have boils underneath my armpit and it leaves a lot of scarring this usually happens before my monthly periods.

I always have boils underneath my armpit and it leaves a lot of scarring this usually happens before my monthly periods.

Boils: Colonization of the armpits with bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus can cause recurrent infections, specially if the armpits are shaved repeatedly, sometimes the staphylococcus can be resistant to methicillin (MRSA), making it harder to treat, decolonization of the armpits with chlorhexidine wash/soap and/or mupirocin may be necessary ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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