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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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I have had repeated cases of boils on my neck over 10 years now. Right in front of my neck. It does not affecr me when swallowing. What could be the cause and how do I treat and prevent it.

Go to a Skin: Specialist called a Dermatologist. The recurrent boils may not just be simple boils. Differential dx include folliculitis, Hidradentitis, Sporotrichosis, Leishmaniasis, Tuleremia, Myiasis, Botryomycosis, Nontuberculous mycobacteria, blastomycosis etc. Check your immune system. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a sudden abrupt onset of boils, all over the body? Some with hair follicles sticking out of them, at the nape of neck, others pustule?

What causes a sudden abrupt onset of boils, all over the body? Some with hair follicles sticking out of them, at the nape of neck, others pustule?

Folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis or infected hair follicles. This usually resolves with saline and warm soaks or without treatment within 2 weeks. Sometimes antibiotics may be needed. Can be acquired in hot tubs and pools. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a boil on the back of my neck?

What to do if I have a boil on the back of my neck?

Boil: Try applying warm compresses. If you develop marked swelling, redness, heat, ^ pain, you may have an abscess that requires medical intervention. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a boil on the back of my neck?

See dermatologist: A dermatologist can drain the boil and prescribe the proper antibiotic. Do not mess with this your self as improper treatment can cause the infection to spread. ...Read more

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My friend son age 8 years old is having spots of small boil all over the neck. What is the cure?

My friend son age 8 years old is having spots of small boil all over the neck. What is the cure?

Find Cause First: First the cause of the problem needs to be diagnosed before a treatment can be advised. ...Read more

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Hi! My wife has this hard lump at the back of her neck. It used to be where she had boils. When it got cured a small lump was left. It hurts sometimes?

Hi! My wife has this hard lump at the back of her neck. It used to be where she had boils. When it got cured a small lump was left. It hurts sometimes?

Sounds like a...: ...Sebaceous (inclusion) cyst. These arise from blocked oil glands next to hair follicles and are prone to infection. I advise you to make an appointment with her primary care doctor. They can confirm the diagnosis and remove it (or refer her to someone who can). ...Read more

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Are boils on the nape of neck life threatening?

Are boils on the nape of neck life threatening?

ItBoilsDownToThis:: Boils anywhere could be life-threatening if big or deep enough or near vital structures like,,,, in the neck! First, don't pick it, stick it or squeeze it. If it's small, like a pimple or small boil, see if your body can deal with it using a warm compress. Anything else, get it looked at in person by a doctor, who can decide what needs to be done and/or if you need any medications, or if tests are needed ...Read more

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If you had to boil it down, what is neck trauma?

If you had to boil it down, what is neck trauma?

Injury to the neck: Neck trauma refers to any injury to the neck. A neck injury can occur with a fall, a sports injury, a car accident, or other types of accidents. The injury to the neck can be a strain, a bulge or rupture of a disc (the pad between the vertebrae), a tearing of ligaments, or fracture (break) to one or more of the bones of the neck. ...Read more

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I continuously get repetitive big boils on my neck, why is this and what is good to kill it?

The fact that this: Is recurrent merits medical evaluation. Recommend dermatologic evaluation. This is not something you should try to get treated over the internet - you need to be seen in person by a physician. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a bump (looks like a boil or cellulitis) around his neck. This is not the first time he is getting this. It comes and go?

Lump: It could be an inflamed hair follicle or a small sebaceous cyst that has become infected if it persists I would let a physician have a look at it ...Read more

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I am 22 years old. Have a small lump in the back of my left neck its almost 2 years. After had boils on it. Then now its painful and swelleng

I am 22 years old. Have a small lump in the back of my left neck its almost 2 years. After had boils on it. Then now its painful and swelleng

See below: The most likely answer to your issue is a slightly enlarged posterior chain neck lymph node due to past innocent illnesses. However, to be sure and for your well being, get it checked by your doctor for confirmation of an non-life threatening illness. ...Read more

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Hi, I have three boils below my neck region with no pain n pus...they are just red and little big in size...is it because of heat?? is there a need to

Post picture: Would you be able to post a picture? That would be most helpful. List of possible causes/diagnosis is pretty extensive. Photo would certainly help narrow it down. ...Read more

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I have a boil / abscess on neck after intercourse. Help?

I have a boil / abscess on neck after intercourse. Help?

Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria to form an abscess (collection of pus/infection). When this happens, you may need to see a medical provider who may need to prescribe you antibiotics or incise and drain the abscess. Some home remedies may include a warm compress and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I have an infected bump on the right side of my neck. Not sure if it is shingles or a boil. What can I do for treating it at home?

Could be an abscess: What you have is most likely a furuncle (skin abscess) or carbuncle (collection of boils). It does not sound read like shingles but a pic would be needed. It could be many other things, some not so benign. Don't squeeze. Proper hot compress. Lancing by a doctor and possibly antibiotics needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down but then I found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

See below: If you have a boil it is very common for the lymph nodes in the local area to get inflammed. They will go away as the boil subsides. ...Read more

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Little boil on my neck 4 9 days nw. It was tender for a while then became painles and dark with a tiny bump at the top. Won't pop. It just sits there.?

Little boil on my neck 4 9 days nw. It was tender for a while then became painles and dark with a tiny bump at the top. Won't pop. It just sits there.?

Boil: Signs that a boil or abscess requires incision and drainage would be painful swelling, redness and tenderness. It's possible that your boil no longer needs drainage. Try hot (not too hot) compresses and if there is no further tenderness, swelling or drainage it may not require evaluation by a physician. See your MD as needed. ...Read more

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Squeezed small bump on neck. Awful smelling stuff comes out. Keeps coming back. It is not a boil. Its under skin no head. Is it infected pore.

Squeezed small bump on neck. Awful smelling stuff comes out. Keeps coming back. It is not a boil. Its under skin no head. Is it infected pore.

Sebaceous cyst: This is a typical sebaceous cyst. It's probably not infected now, and is harmless unless and until that happens. But it can be a pretty big deal if infection occurs. It can be treated with minor surgery to prevent recurrent accumulation, drainage, and infection -- probably by a dermatologist. Contact your doctor about a referral. ...Read more

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My elder son has eczema minor n my new born is showing rashes n white boils on his face n neck I m scared?

Nothing to be: Scared about. Eczema are treatable with corticosteroids. White bumps on his face and neck could just be newborn acne which will resolve in time! ...Read more

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I have a boil in my armpit for the second time in 2mths. I had lot on my mind the first time, I had one on the neck & in my armpit, now in armpit agan?

Hidradenitis suppura: This can be a recurrent And difficult problem to treat. One thing you can do is avoid antiperspirants. They make it more likely to recur. Try finding a deodorant without the antiperspirant. To local hot compresses, anti biotics may be necessary. Sometimes a doctor may even need to open it to express that is remove the pus ...Read more

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I have a boil under chin and lump on neck. Should I seek doctor?

Yes: This would be helpful and would be effective in determining the best course of therapy. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my neck for 4 months I have a boil under my left armpit it has been said that their is infection in body what can I do?

Hello.: Hello. Can't say much about the rash as I don't really have much info about it. However, the boil does sound like an infection. Are you able to visit a doctor or medical clinic to have the rash and the lesion under your arm examined? This would be the best approach. Take care. ...Read more

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Hey there so I recently noticed this red bump on my neck. I am not 100% sure if it is a ingrown hair or a boil? And has a lump under it forming.

Need a look & feel..: It is essential to have a direct look at and feel on it after reviewing the specifics, relevance, and sequence of events of this lump and its potentially related symptoms over time, although clinically it may be just a lump related with sebaceous gland of hair follicle. How to have the related things for its good care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I have a large bump on the back of my neck at the base of my skull I have severe headaches I have lost middle tone on one side of my face is droop my skin gets itchy then turns bright red I have gotten a couple of like boil type sores cat literally take

I have a large bump on the back of my neck at the base of my skull I have severe headaches I have lost middle tone on one side of my face is droop my skin gets itchy then turns bright red I have gotten a couple of like boil type sores cat literally take

Multiple problems: Not sure that all of these are related. If you truly have one side of your face drooping and have lost hearing then you need to be checked for an acoustic neuroma. This could be part of the problem You need to see your doc soon. I am not sure about the lump on the back of neck but this needs checked out as well. ...Read more