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Boils On Face Treatment
My skin all over the body is really dry However I've developed these small colorless boils all over my face. What can be the causes and Treatment?
Dermatitis...: If you suffer of dry skin you can develop what is called atopic dermatitis which is associated with extreme dry skin due to lack of moisturizing substance under the skin, so to say. The treatment usually relies in using moisturizing cream frequently( about there times a day) and bathing with oatmeal based soap. If not better see a Dermatologist(Skin doctor). ...Read more
Recurrent boils: Recurrent boils can be challenging. Make sure there is no underlying problem causing them such as diabetes, blood related issues. Antibiotics have been used to treat infection. Good hygiene of the area is important as well. I would recommend you see an infectious disease doc in the area who can examine you and provide you with good advice based on the exam and work up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recurrent n persistent boil in anywhere in body for 2 yr. What i do? Try all possible treatment? Please help what should I do now?
1 boil 1 place?: Or they come back anew in different locations? If it is one in one place see a doctor to have office surgery to have it surgically removed. If they keep coming at new places, try vitamins to help your immune system, and periodic use of a surgical type of soap that doctors use to scrub their hands prior to surgery. Sometimes limited use of oral antibiotics can help also. ...Read more
Heat and antibiotics: A boil is a collection of bacteria and white blood cells, that increases in size so it may rupture and spread. Draining it, placing a drain in some patients, heat, and an antibiotic if it is a large abscess are often prescribed. It is essential NOT to squeeze boils, which makes them dramatically worse! Squeezing pushes the pus deeper into tissues, makes a minor pimple into ad serious abscess ...Read more
Boils: These are, more often that not, due to staph aureus infection, and you should be seen by a doctor, have one of these opened and cultured. The important factor is to determine whether or not this is mrsa, and if so this will influence the choice of antibiotic. You might also need to attempt nasopharyngeal and skin colonization. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Given the age, I'll recommend seeing a doctor for either antibiotics or to drain the boil. Good health. ...Read more
Treatment: An abscess is an infection which extends into the deeper layers of the skin. Sometines they can be incised and drained and perhaps cultured to see what organism is causing it. It may need oral antibiotics and topical care as well. See your physician as scarring can result from not treating. ...Read more
No: Boils will frequently resolve with hot salt water soaks until they drain. Boils are usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. Over 90% of s.Aureus are resistant to amoxicillin. Dicloxicillin or Keflex would be effective against mssa. Mrsa is usually treated orally with septra/bactrim, Doxycycline or clindamycin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydranitis supprativ: You may be describing a serious skin condition hydranitis supprativa, which are reoccuring abcesses in the groin and underarms. This condition frequently requires surgery to get under control. Less frequent minor abcesses respond to frequent cleaning with soap and water, and attention to dryness, and episodic incision and drainage of individual abcesses. ...Read more
Where?: I see that you've been waiting for an answer for a while. Without much info, a "boil" cannot be named medically so it is impossible to answer. In fact, without seeing the patient with pertinent medical history, it is likely that no answers would be of much use for you. In the mouth, especially on gums, a "boil" often appears as a result of tooth infection. If it's in the mouth, see a dentist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a boil that just popped today but it still hard under the hole should i worry and what kind of treatment should i do to make sure the core is out?
Boil: With draining an abscess you need to make sure it is irrigated and cleaned. If still hard, should see a doctor to maje sure there is not a cellulitis or infection of the tissue around it and we usually need to pack it so it does not open back up.you may need an antibiotic if you have a soft tissue infection ...Read more
I get boils on my skin almost everywhere. I've been told its a gland disorder with no real treatment, is this true?
Boils: Hidradenitis suppurativa os the gland related disorder that can give u boils in your armpit. Surgical options can be available however boils occurring elsewhere like your back, legs, areas where hair follicles are less can be due to reccurent staph infection. Your nose may carry it. ...Read more
Are all boils in need of medical treatment? I noticed one on my 2yr olds bottom today for the first time. I bathe him regularly
Boils: Unfortunately, we can't make definitive statements about "all boils". Whether to seek treatment depends upon health of individual as well as intensity of infection. Small pimple might respond to just warm compresses while larger abscesses in diabetics most likely would require lancing (incision & drainage aka I&D) plus antibiotics. In young children, I'd recommend seeking medical attention ASAP ...Read more
After 4 months of recurring boils I went into a topical antimicrobial treatment and healed for 7 month.Now I got a new boil.What happened? Thanks docs
First i would go : see the doctor who gave you the topical. If you didn't see a doctor then you need to make appointment with dermatologist. There are many reasons boils occur from hidradinitis, to infections, so make appointment and get on the right treatment for your skin condition. Hope that helps ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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