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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Can an armpit boil cause breast pain? It looks like a pimple. And some have black centers. There not very big. I had just one for 5 years

Can an armpit boil cause breast pain? It looks like a pimple. And some have black  centers. There not very big. I had just one for 5 years

Sebaceous cyst: This sounds like a noncancerous lump called a sebaceous cyst. They can get infected and become painful. I recommend you see a general surgeon or breast surgeon who can evaluate you. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Boil (Definition)

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


Dr. Donald Kress
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Is there anything i can do about the scar tissue on breast caused by boil?

Is there anything i can do about the scar tissue on breast caused by boil?

Yes: Keep the scar out of the sun for a full year, use moisturizers on the scar for a minimum of three months. Cheaper is better, no fragrance or color. Have a consultation with derm or plastics sometimes lasers help. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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A mosquito bit my baby on her breast nipple and it turn red n hard within 24hrs and a boil appeared. Can mosquitoes cause boils?& how to treat it?

A mosquito bit my baby on her breast nipple and it turn red n hard within 24hrs and a boil appeared. Can mosquitoes cause boils?& how to treat it?

Depends: The proteins in the mosquito saliva can cause and inflammatory reaction that causes an itchy red bump. Any insect bite can become infected especially if it is scratched open. Keep it clean with soap and water. Keep the child from scratching it by covering the bite or placing something on the child's hands. I recommend having it assessed by a dr for infection and need for additional medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Dareen Siri
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Get boils on buttock,breast,thighs,hips, lower stomach,past 10 years.told doc.very pain,many scars,dark spots from them.Causes? told doc,nothing said.

Get boils on buttock,breast,thighs,hips, lower stomach,past 10 years.told doc.very pain,many scars,dark spots from them.Causes? told doc,nothing said.

Boils and infections: Most common explanation:you are colonizing Staphylococcus, could be regular Staph or MRSA. After an adequate treatment course of antibiotics you should consider decolonization. If not better, get your immune system checked to make sure you don't have an immune deficiency (See immunologist). Get a culture of the boils to identify the bacteria. Consider a diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Lately, I'm developing boils on the inside of my upper arms and on the sides of my breasts. What's causing this?

Probably Staph: Most boils are infections with Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria which may be difficult to eliminate. You should see a doctor who can puncture one of these and obtain cultures to determine the organisms responsible and its sensitivity to antibiotics. That way you can be on the road to treatment. Get better. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Litt
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I get excessive and recurrent boils on my breasts and it's unsightly and embarrassing. What is this and what can I do for it? Please help :(

I get excessive and recurrent boils on my breasts and it's unsightly and embarrassing. What is this and what can I do for it? Please help :(

RECURRENT BOILS: FOR RECURRENT BOILS, I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. DO YOU HAVE DIABETES? ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH OTHERWISE? ONLY A PHYSICIAN, WHEN HE OR SHE SEES THESE, AND OBTAINS A GOOD HISTORY FROM YOU, WHAT MEDICATIONS YOU TAKE, ETC., WILL ONE KNOW. SEE ONE SOON. BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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I have a rash that resembles boils all over my sides, breasts and back. There are about 50 of them. Very painful. What should I do?

I have a rash that resembles boils all over my sides, breasts and back. There are about 50 of them. Very painful. What should I do?

Boil rash on side: What you describe may be shingles(herpes zoster) i doubt they are boils. Shingles are very painful and go around usually on one side of your body. See your doctor because early treatment is very important to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Maria Palafox
Board Certified, Breast Surgery
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Had boil on right Breast a year ago. It popped and I got it all cleaned up so it could heal. Still a hole in skin tho. No pain, no discharge. Help!!

Sebaceous cyst: This may be a leftover sebaceous cyst. Do you recall a very foul odor coming from the boil last time? A sebaceous cyst has a thin shell and a very smelly cottage cheesy filling? They get infected and rupture, but if the shell is not completely removed the cyst can recur and it leaves a little pit in the skin ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pictures of boil on your breast?

Boil on Breast: Here is a photo: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=boil+breast&form=hdrsc2#view=detail&id=c3ce94dea421a5872611e02f2c5a1f4d1f0aa6cf&selectedindex=4.

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Dr. Frederick Work
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Why do I keep getting boils all over my body it keep leaving ugly marks I have them on my breast also?

Why do I keep getting boils all over my body it keep leaving ugly marks I have them on my breast also?

Need photos: If you are developing "boils" in the hair bearing areas i.e.axillas.groins,breasts, vulva and/or perineum you may have Hidradenitis Suppurativa which is a skin condition that affects apocrine sweat glands. You should be evaluated by a physician who will be able to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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