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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


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I get boils under my breast physician thinks it is MRSA could i die from that?

I get boils under my breast physician thinks it is MRSA could i die from that?

Unlikely: Mrsa is generally a skin infection and will not kill you unless it gets into the bloodstream, which means that these skin infections need attention when they happen and you need to discuss prevention with a doctor. ...Read more

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I get boils under my breast , underarms and underwear line and also on my leg by my underwear line.What is it?What do I do to get rid of them?

Hidradenitis?: It sounds like you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, which is a condition where sweat glands become chronically infected, forming boils or abscesses. It commonly occurs in the armpits and groin but can happen in other places also. You need to see a doctor for this. Treatment can include chronic antibiotics and sometimes even surgery. ...Read more

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I have a boil like cyst that reoccurs on the outside under both my breasts and it irritates the surrounding area what is this?

I have a boil like cyst that reoccurs on the outside under both my breasts and it irritates the surrounding area what is this?

Folliculitis…: Is possible. If these are recurrent is possibly caused by staph bacteria and increasingly more common a specific type of staph bacteria called MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus). If this is the case it can be treated with an oral antibiotic and often the concomitant use of an antibiotic ointment intranasally. Occasionally these have to be drained surgically. ...Read more

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Pains under left breast. I don't think it's a boil. What else could it be if its not a boil?

Pains under left breast. I don't think it's a boil. What else could it be if its not a boil?

YEAST: Intertrigenous areas such as under the breasts, fat folds, under arms, etc. Are prone to developing yeast infections in the follicles of your skin because these areas often remain warm and moist. Try some monistat on the area and see if it imroves. However, any pain or new lesion/growth needs to be examined by your doctor to make sure it is not something more serious/ominous. The body always warns. ...Read more

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I have really large breast and i get sore under them like boils is that normal?

I have really large breast and i get sore under them like boils is that normal?

Boils under the : Breasts is not normal. Please see your physician so he can determine what kind of infection you have. This will help to determine treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have a painful red lump in the crease under my breast should I be worried or is it a boil?

Get it looked at.: Your concern that it is a boil is quite founded .However, unless one looks at it, it is hard to be sure and more importantly, if it is a boil it may requiring an incision and drainage. This is something where a doctor will be able to help you. ...Read more

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