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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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My daughter is 2+ and has pus boils in her buttocks with a lump and fever at 37.3 c please advice?

Have treated: The best treatment for a boil is to have it opened and drained. Sometimes a warm compress will draw the infection up so it will drain, but these often recur unless treated. ...Read more

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Reoccurring boils on inner buttocks in the same place, would hair removal help or prevent new ones from occurring?

Needs surgery: You probably have what we call Pilonidal cyst. It is from ingrown hair. Only surgical removal can prevent it from coming back. Please go see a surgeon. ...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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Why do I have reoccurring boils on inner buttocks? No staph. 24, f, smoker, no children, married. They never pop on their own. Have to get them lanced.

Why do I have reoccurring boils on inner buttocks? No staph. 24, f, smoker, no children, married. They never pop on their own. Have to get them lanced.

Colonization: You may have staph colonization of the nose or other areas. See a physician to culture the lesions and start an oral antibiotic and topical bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. These boils can occur from friction and sweating as well, so wear loose clothing during exercise and shower immediately afterwards with hibiclens or dial. Use bactroban (mupirocin) one week each month on nostrils and fingernails. See a dermatologist. ...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

Boil (Definition)

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