Top
20
Doctor insights on: Boils On Buttocks

Share

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


2

2
Plz prescribe the best antibiotics for recurring boils on buttocks I had taken amox+clav but the infection is still recurring. Plz ,the full treatment?

Plz prescribe the best antibiotics for recurring boils on buttocks I had taken amox+clav but the infection is still recurring. Plz ,the full treatment?

Staph infection: Hello there, Staph infection probably mrsa. You need decolonization of your nasal cavity . Antibiotic ointment like mupirocin applied inside the nose and using antibacterial soap is probably the way to go. See your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
I've been on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Clindamycin for recurring boils on buttocks. Still getting boils while taking antibiotics. What's wrong with me?

Culture?: Has anyone opened one of these boils and sent the contents for culture? If you're taking antibiotics and still getting them, chances are they are caused by a bacteria (or other organism) that is not sensitive to the antibiotics you are taking. ...Read more

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
I have a 16 month old baby who has a couple of boils between her buttocks thar has been there for a couple days.. What should i do?

Needs to be drained: This will not get much better over time and has a chance to get much worse. Occasionally, small boils can be lanced and drained in the office, but sometimes they get large/deep enough to need drainage in the OR. Moist heat can sometimes help a boil drain some out the top which can relieve pressure/pain.However, an office visit as soon as possible is needed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
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

16

16
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

17

17
My husband gets recurring boils on his buttocks can u suggest any treatment to it?

Boils: Patients with recurring boils may be colonized with staphilococcus aureus in their nostrils, axilla or inguinal area, sometimes these bacteria may be resistant to methicillin (mrsa), in this case patient may need to use an antibiotic that the bacteria is sensitive to and also need to decolinize the nostrils and/or axilla /inguinal area, need to see a dotor to test for mrsa. ...Read more

18

18
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

19

19
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

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
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

See 1 more doctor answer

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more