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Boil On Groin
Often bacteria: The groin is a common place to get boils or "pimple like" lesions. Naturally occuring bacteria like staph is on our skin, and sometimes shaving, or small infected hair follicles can get inflamed and irritated causing boils, absceses, or pimple like lesions. You should see a dr. And get an exam and proper treatment, good luck. ...Read more
Drainage: A boil that opens by itself and drains may heal on its own. Likely there is some pus mixed with the bloody drainage, although it may not be obvious. Best to keep the area clean and see the doctor if the surrounding area is red, swollen or painful or if the wound is not healing. ...Read more
I have a very painful boil on the nose. Previously had boils in groin area, eyelid, chin. All after birth of my baby. Something strange?
Boil: I am uncertain if there is a correlation between the birth of your child and the onset of these boils. They are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. If you are having frequent abscesses, it may be prudent to follow up with a medical provider who can obtain a culture of the contents of the abscess. The culture would help identify if there is a particular bacteria that is the cause. ...Read more
Right after unprotected sex w/ bf of 4 mos., broke out in itchy hives around vagina and boils on groin, buttocks, and thighs??
Boil on left breast. It then turned into piercing pain into her armpit. Now boils in groin. Nude mole like thing on her back. Any ideas?
Yes: Antibiotics, she may have staph, the areas under the arm from the breast, groin boils seperate infection, I'm not sure about the nude mole but even without that it's time for an appointment. ...Read more
Purple pimple in area of panty line/ pubic hair. Saw derm immed. He dx small furuncle. Rx'd Bactroban (mupirocin). Read boils in groin DANGEROUS. Scared! MRSA?
Bactroban (mupirocin) works well: On MRSA often, but in some cases oral antibiotics are necessary and or drainage. If not better in 48 hours call for oral meds, culture and possible drainage. ...Read more
Chronic lumbar back pain MRI normal, high WBC 15.1, lymphocytes, and neutrophils high. S.Aureus in nose, boils in groin. What's going on? What next?
Can be many things,,: There are many possibilities here. There might be a straight-forward infection causing high WBC and neutrophils with a nasal infection, and/or there may be a viral issue like a cold which could explain the high lymphocytes. The groin issue could mean a venereal disease, like chlamydia or a local infection, or there might be a blood disease like leukemia. More tests (blood smear) may be needed. ...Read more
37 weeks pregnant with a large boil in groin area. What can I do for it it hurts so bad I can barely sit down?
Get checked out: It may need antibiotics or drainage. Get checked out if it is that painful. ...Read more
Had boil near groin, popped today in knickers, didn't know, can this infection now enter vagina and cause toxic shock syndrome due on period.
Improbable: Theoretically this could occur with the right strain of Staph aureus and the use of particular types of vaginal inserts during your period, but this is very unlikely. Best to have the boil cultured and then treated appropriately professionally rather than simply "popping" it yourself. Hope this helps. Be careful. ...Read more
My husband has a large boil on his groin area and another rather small one a few inches away what caused this?
BOIL: The medical term is furuncle; an infected ingrown hair. Hair follicles are connected to gland producing sweat & other substances that moisturize skin & defend against infection. When ingrown hairs can't reach the surface, they "plug the system", allowing substances to accumulate below the surface. A boil forms. Groin is a common site b/c the hairs are naturally curly & prone to become ingrown. ...Read more
I am a 25 year old female. I have had recurring boils in the groin for over 10 years now. I was still a virgin when it started. What could be the cause?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
DM and Boilds: Boils in the groin area are not a classical sign for diabetes. Excessive thirst, excessive hunger, frequent urination are. I've seen patients present with skin or other types of infections which led to diagnosis of diabetes. Diabetics are more prone to getting infections. But an infected boil is not a sign of diabetes in and by itself. ...Read more
I keep getting boils in the groin area. One will eventually drain and go away but then another reappears. Its never ending.
Sign on to HealthTap. Com and give more details of your condition and send photos. Some off the cuff considerations include:
Avoid manipulation of these boils except to keep the area clean including your entire bottom.
Keep your nails short and do not bite them.
Change the towel daily and wear clean underwear daily. Change and wash clothes after workouts.
Apply Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) twice daily to sores. ...Read more
I started having a recurring boil on my groin, for a month now and it started when I shaved my pubic area. What should I do?
FOR RECURRING BOILS FOR MONTH.
SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST SOON.
DO NOT DELAY.
BEST LUCK ...Read more
I had a boil on my groin area that I squeezed and now it looks like there is a small hole in it. Was it a mistake to squeeze it should I be concerned?
See Your Doctor: 17 yr old has "boil in groin...squeezed...hole in it". A boil is a local collection of pus in the skin due to infection of a hair follicle. Pain and increase in size occur as pus builds up, eventually drainage can occur. Squeezing a boil can cause it to open and release pus, leaving a tiny hole. Surrounding skin infection may require antibiotics. See your doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
MRI is a test:
MRI is not a disease but is a imaging test. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonant Imaging. Test is used to diagnose certain medical conditions when indicated.
Boil in your groin area needs to be checked and may need to be incised and drained. And you may be prescribed Antibiotics as well. Consult your Doctor asap. ...Read more
See your doc.: It's better let your doc dealing with it. Dermatologist is the proper one. You might need surgical removal of it. ...Read more
I have a boil on my groin and today I have noticed that my lymphnodes have become inflamed and are aching?
May need treatment: If this infection develops into an abscess you may need to have it opened and drained. Infection can also spread to local lymph nodes. In this day and age some of these skin infections can require more aggressive treatment. See your doctor tomorrow. Don't let it get too deep or spread. ...Read more
I have a boil on my groin. I want to do the bottle trick but I'm getting married next Friday & getting waxed thurs, don't want it open, help.
Boil: Have no idea what the "bottle trick" is, but would love to know. As for the boil you should not ignore this. Might try soaking with hot moist packs and see if doesn't come down in size or open and drain. If not please see a doctor and get this taken care of. ...Read more
I accidentally popped a boil in my groin area, I am a woman, and it is still leaking puss and blood. Not a whole lot though. What should I do?
I have had recurring boils in the groin area since I was 15 and a virgin am now 25 I have noticed that they usually appear when I am stressed or near my periods what is causing this?
See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Recurring boils near the groin that occur once a month along with my period. About 4 years now. Seen about 4 doctors and so many tests with no relief.
I'm having some recent skin boils in the groin area, is it safe to start enbrel (etanercept) for my ra? (i've had RA for 14 years and am currently on metho 20mg)
No, See your doc: Risk of infection is increased and Enbrel (etanercept) and other biologics should be avoided until you are healed. ...Read more
I keep getting these boils in my groin area. I have to have them lanced. A er. Dr. Told me also I needed a antibiotic for my nose too. So he gave me.
I have a boil on my groin. It is extremely painful and large. The size of a golf ball now. It just started draining slow. But I am diabetic. Problem?
When can I stop worrying about spreading a staph infection after a boil in the groin? When can I use my towel normally again without bleach afterward?
Decolonization: Staph aureus may colonize your nose and back of throat and then the skin surface. You should make an attempt to reduce or eliminate this by nasal bactoban and use of a Chlorhexidine containing soap. See your doctor about this. The obvious question, however, is who are you trying to prevent the spread to? If an intimate partner, they are probably already colonized. ...Read more