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I have a huge boil on my buttocks. What is the best way to fix this?

I have a huge boil on my buttocks. What is the best way to fix this?

I&D+antibiotics: Incision and drainage of the abscess by a surgeon combined with appropriate antibiotics based on culture and sensitivity results on the pus would be the treatment for this problem. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


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The likelihood of a small boil between my buttocks cheeks infecting and possibly killing me?

The likelihood of a small boil between my buttocks cheeks infecting and possibly killing me?

Not likely.: Millions of people have these and very very few ever die, but it would be a horrible way to go. Boils in this area can get out of hand and require surgery. They are more of a major nuisance than life threatening. ...Read more

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How to burst my boil in my buttocks?

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 the boil on your own but you can help your body fight it off by signaling w/warm compresses where to focus immune systemt's defense. If it drains on its own, that's fine. But don't puncture it yourself as this may spread infection. Go see your doc. ...Read more

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Hello, I have bumps that I believe are boils between my buttocks cheeks & vaginal area...what can I do??

Hello, I have bumps that I believe are boils between my buttocks cheeks & vaginal area...what can I do??

Boils: Need to be drained and may need antibiotics. Keep the area clean by showering often with an antibacterial solution. This bacteria is often carried in your respiratory tract and Bactroban (mupirocin) in both nares 2-3 times a day for 2-3 weeks may help long term. All the best. ...Read more

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I have got two boils on my buttocks since 3 to 4 days, now new one is growing near the abdomen, what to do?

See below: I would be considered about possible staph with the fact that they are growing and it could be mrsa. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a boil between my buttocks at the top it it was very painful at first now its a full on boil hat can I do to get some relief?

See your family doc: This may need professional attention. The potential for extension of infection to other areas is good, and this needs drainage and possibly antibiotic therapy. See your doctor and get treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Why do I always get recurring boils on my buttocks? They pop up one at a time and never in the same place. Could this be related to diabetes?

Recurring Boils: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease characterized by clusters of abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cysts that most commonly affects apocrine sweat gland bearing areas, such as the underarms, under the breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks. The disease is not contagious. Treatment can be oral antibiotics like Solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx. Biologics like Humira help. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm getting boils in my buttocks. Have no diabetes and don't want to take medicines. Natural therapy possible?

MRSA?: You should be evaluated and have those boils cultured! You might have an important infection that natural therapies won't help. I'm the first to choose natural over prescription, but you need to be checked. ...Read more

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Are boils a symptom of hiv? I've had recurring boils on my buttocks for some time and when I read up it says it could be & I'm scared :/

Boils: Not necessarily, there are many people who have recurrent boils because they are carriers of MRSA. See your doctor and get tested if you are concerned about HIV. ...Read more

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I am suffering from skin boils on my buttocks, should I go see a specialist or I can just go to my pcp?

See your PCP: Please go to see your pcp. If your doctor thinks you need to see a specialist, he/she can refer you. ...Read more

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I have boils on my buttocks. I don't have diabetes and don't want to take medicine - can you recommend a natural treatment?

Hot compresses: If no better, see md
take meds! To prevent 'natural death' from infection that goes into blood stream! ...Read more

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How can I treat the boils near my penis and they keep recurring after some time, I recently got a boil near my buttocks as well?

How can I treat the boils near my penis and they keep recurring after some time, I recently got a boil near my buttocks as well?

Boils? Hidradenitis?: Recurrent skin abscesses in the groin, around the anus, and other moist areas (e.g. armpits) could mean you have a bacterial infection that needs an antibiotic prescription. Another common explanation is hidradenitis suppurativa, which is more complex and usually requires different treatment. See a doctor for personal evaluation, preferably a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have boil or what I think is a boil on my buttocks Iv been using drawing sab for two days it looks to be coming to head today woke up with sore goin?

Boil: Have this lesion examined by a physician as it may need to be drained. It will also confirm the diagnosis for you. You will also be given instructions on how to care for an infection draining pus. ...Read more

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I had a series of boils on my buttocks and legs, they have left horrible scars on me. What could I do to reduce appearance of them?

No magic answer: There are some creams and compounding medications that can decrease scarring over time. Plastic surgery is an option if the scarring is really upsetting to you and it is bothering you so much, but surgery is considered cosmetic in this case and often not covered by conventional medical insurance, thus making it costly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my buttocks. How do I get rid of it, what should I take for pain & how long should I expect to have it. Should I see a doctor for it?

I have a boil on my buttocks. How do I get rid of it, what should I take for pain & how long should I expect to have it. Should I see a doctor for it?

Yes see a doc: Besides its awkward positioning, it may require an incision & drainage- if so- pain medications and wound care may be necessary too. If the pus pocket doesn't get drained, you pain will only worsen and you risk a blood infectionas the pressure builds up. ...Read more

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Recurring boils on my buttocks. Hot compresses used to work before but they keep coming back. Should I be concerned? Which doctor should I see? Thanks

Recurring boils on my buttocks. Hot compresses used to work before but they keep coming back. Should I be concerned? Which doctor should I see? Thanks

Boils and infections: Most common explanation is that you are colonizing Staphylococcus, could be regular Staph or MRSA. After an adequate treatment course of antibiotics you should consider decolonization. If this is been going on for sometime you might consider getting your immune system checked to make sure you don't have an immune deficiency. Getting a culture of the boils may be helpful to identify the bacteria. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my buttocks when I first saw it I thought it was just a pimple so I popped it now its a lump under my skin with a head puss and blood?

I have a boil on my buttocks when I first saw it I thought it was just a pimple so I popped it now its a lump under my skin with a head puss and blood?

Small abscess: It may have been a small hair follicle infection that has now expanded after your initial manipulation. A warm compress may draw it out over a day or two but it may expand & need to be drained by your doc. ...Read more

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For the last 15 years I've been with hard boils on my buttocks they are large often blue and purple been on antibiotics and have not had any results?

Blood and skin tests: These may be subcutaneous abscesses (boils) and require culturing and blood testing. You should also be screened for diabetes if these symptoms persist. A strong topical antibiotic such as Altabax (retapamulin) or Clindamycin may be prescribed. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have been getting pimples (blackheads) or boils on my buttocks which sometimes become accesses. What can I do to prevent them? Have tried antibiotics

Protect the skin: Keep the area cool and dry, loose fitting cotton underwear, and wash with mild soap. Do not traumatize the skin (for example, shaving, abrasion). Talk to your doctor. This should be investigated further. ...Read more

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Dear Dr - I have a boil located between my buttocks and it is causing me sleepless nights, I'm also not able to do much moviment?

Dear Dr - I have a boil located between my buttocks and it is causing me sleepless nights, I'm also not able to do much moviment?

Foil That Boil!!!: Sounds like a job for BoilMan!! In the middle Ages he was a barber. Now it takes 4 years of Medical school and four years of a surgical residency to be licensed to lance that boil. King Henry the Eighth suffered from a dusey on his thigh and had it lanced frequently. So don't think you're so special. Just get to a doctor who can look at it and treat it appropriately before it takes over your ars! ...Read more

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I get boils regularly on my buttocks. How do I prevent it? Also, is there a way to remove the scars the boils have left behind?

I get boils regularly on my buttocks. How do I prevent it? Also, is there a way to remove the scars the boils have left behind?

Determine cause: Is it due to a pilonidal cyst, hygiene, oil glands, inflammatory bowel disease. First determine the cause and you will have a possible method of prevention.
Scars are permanent but may be improved once the infection resolves and may benefit from steroid injections or scar revision. ...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