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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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Day 21 post circumcision- looks fully healed except underside skin still fused to shaft and bumpy..also got boils of skin around incision line?

Circumcision: the area that is fused is probably the ventral raphe and is normal as for the "boils" is ir the scar thats irregular or some infection I would suggest a re-check with your surgeon ...Read more

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Rather common hot flashes lasting 1hr+, feels like blood ready to boil, makes skin feel like it is burning. always causes sweat, thirst and exhaustion?

Rather common hot flashes lasting 1hr+, feels like blood ready to boil, makes skin feel like it is burning. always causes sweat, thirst and exhaustion?

Multiple symptoms: In summary, you feel hot, thirsty and exhausted. There are many possible causes for these symptoms, medicine effect, endocrine cause, neurological, mental health, medical. This could be anything from anxiety to diabetes to lymphoma. I suggest you start at your local primary care physician for thorough investigation, including exhaustive history and physical exam, potentially labs. ...Read more

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A boil appeared on my right breast and it is paining too . It's there for past 3 days and surrounding the boil, the skin has become red. I?

A boil appeared on my right breast and it is paining too . It's there for past 3 days and surrounding the boil, the skin has become red. I?

See your doc: Please see your doc; while small boils can sometimes drain on their own, many needed to be drained in the clinic. Also you might need antibiotics to help with the skin infection. Please see your doc soon, especially if you're having fever, chills or muscle aches. ...Read more

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Hi.I am having small white boils and skin tag like growths on my foreskin.I have tested negative for HSV syphillis and gonohrreh.Please advice?

Hi.I am having small white boils and skin tag like growths on my foreskin.I have tested negative for HSV syphillis and gonohrreh.Please advice?

See a dermatologist: The foreskin is not a common place for skin tags. Two possibilities are molluscum and warts. If the diagnosis is not clear from a physical examination, a small biopsy can be done to confirm. Both of these are viral infections of the skin and can be sexually transmitted. Until you figure out what these are, please use a condom with your partner. ...Read more

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Can a boil, or skin abscess form beside the opening of a vagina? Where there is typically no hair? There are two heads to this swollen and painful lump. It looks white and level with the skin, almost like a burn that's starting to health.

Can a boil, or skin abscess form beside the opening of a vagina? Where there is typically no hair? There are two heads to this swollen and painful lump. It looks white and level with the skin, almost like a burn that's starting to health.

Bartholin Glands: You may not have any symptoms if the Bartholin gland cyst is small. But a large cyst or an infected cyst (abscess) can cause symptoms. Symptoms of a cyst that is not infected include: Redness or swelling in the vulva area. Discomfort when you walk, sit, or have sex. Symptoms of an infected cyst include: Pain that gets worse and makes it hard to walk, sit, or move. Require a Gynecologist to drain i ...Read more

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Boils n dead skin near thighs?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably have hidradenitis-apocrine acne. ...Read more

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What could cause a boil on the skin and on the eye?

What could cause a boil on the skin and on the eye?

Staph infection: The most likely infection is caused by staphylococcus which can cause an infection in the skin and involve the glands of the eyelid. Also rosacea can infect the skin and the eyelid.Vboth are treatable with oral antibiotics. Heat can offerctemporary relief until you can see your doctor for a press riot ion antibiotic. ...Read more

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