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After I had a breast exam and they determined it was benign I began getting boils on the same breast is that normal?

After I had a breast exam and they determined it was benign I began getting boils on the same breast is that normal?

Staph?: It is possible that at some point you were in contact with staph. Be checked by your doctor and treat as advised. All the best. ...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


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Can one undergo an abdomen surgery if suffering from boils on head and chest or anywhere else? Is there any risk of spreading it to the incision site?

Can one undergo an abdomen surgery if suffering from boils on head and chest or anywhere else? Is there any risk of spreading it to the incision site?

Yes: If you have STAPH infections, it is best to get rid of the infections before surgery. If the surgery is emergency you will be given antibiotic immediately. WHAT IS THE SURGERY? What are you doing about the skin problem? What does your Dr say? ...Read more

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I have boils on my breast and stomach area and when I bust them it leaves a small pin hole. Do I need to worry?

I have boils on my breast and stomach area and when I bust them it leaves a small pin hole. Do I need to worry?

Doctor can check: Boils are not normal to have. They are bacterial infections. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can check to see if antibiotic treatment and testing of the boils are needed. If the "boils" are just acne, then there is less urgency to the symptoms; but if they are bigger than acne or more frequent than acne, antibiotic treatment will likely be needed. ...Read more

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I have blood blisters or boils on my chest. They hurt especially when you touch it. I have dark spots from old ones. How do I get rid and prevent them?

I have blood blisters or boils on my chest. They hurt especially when you touch it. I have dark spots from old ones. How do I get rid and prevent them?

Abscesses?: Abscesses, boils, small carbuncles, etc. Or whatever they may be called are very tough to treat and are often caused by underlying bacterial skin infections that occur locally and can "come and go." As you desribed, they may leave scars or marks where they were. See a Dr. For an exam as sometimes daily antibiotic treatment for suppression may be helpful, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have dark spots from acne on my face and boils on my chest. How do I get rid of them?

I have dark spots from acne on my face and boils on my chest. How do I get rid of them?

See the doctor: Acne treatment will help you preventing future dark spots and boils on chest. ...Read more

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Get boils on buttock, breast, thighs, hips, lower stomach, past 10 years. Told doc. Very pain, many scars, dark spots from them. Causes? Told doc, nothing said.

Get boils on buttock, breast, thighs, hips, lower stomach, past 10 years. Told doc. Very pain, many scars, dark spots from them. Causes? Told doc, nothing said.

Boils and infections: Most common explanation:you are colonizing Staphylococcus, could be regular Staph or MRSA. After an adequate treatment course of antibiotics you should consider decolonization. If not better, get your immune system checked to make sure you don't have an immune deficiency (See immunologist). Get a culture of the boils to identify the bacteria. Consider a diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a skin boil?

What can I do to treat a skin boil?

Warm soaks: Warm soaks may bring the boil to drain spontaneously. If not go to the emergency department for a procedure to drain it. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause boils on body? ?

Does diabetes cause boils on body? ?

No: Diabetes does not cause boils. However, being a diabetic can make it harder for skin infections to heal. ...Read more

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What could cause a persistent skin boil?

What could cause a persistent skin boil?

Colonization: You may be a staph carrier, and continue to reinfect yourself. Consider having a nasal swab done at your doctors office to determine if this is true. If so there are strategies to minimize the recurrence of boils. ...Read more

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What causes boils on head and underarms regularly?

Boils can be caused: By staph or strep bacteria that r on the skin. May have medical condition such as diabetes or an immune deficiency that allows those germs to infect. Recurrent infxns can b due to the germs in nose or other family members' noses. May require intranasal bactroban (mupirocin) in all family members to prevent recurrence. Correcting other medical conditions needed too. See pcp to b checked for predisposing condit. ...Read more

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When I shave my head I always get big boils on the back of my head?

Post Shaving sores: This common problem from shaving may mean the instrument you are using to shave with is infected or dirty enough that you are getting infections. Then there is also the chance that the instrument you are using is not sharp enough and is damaging the skin. Thus leading to rash and infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have small painful cluster like boils on you thighs?

It means...: ...That you need to see a doctor. You may have an infection, or other significant condition, that cannot be treated sight unseen. ...Read more

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I get boils on my inner thighs in the summer. Is there anything that can help this?

I get boils on my inner thighs in the summer. Is there anything that can help this?

Antibacterial soap: Such symptoms might come from infected hairs (folliculitis) or result from skin to skin contact in association with sweating. A simple remedy to try: bathe with an antibacterial soup, an example of which would be dial (r). A more usual cause of such infections can be exposure to inadequated treated hot tub water, which can be avoided by properly treating the tub's water with chlorine. If the anti. ...Read more

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I have boils on my thighs. It reoccurs quite often after subsiding. Should I be worried?

Recurrent boils legs: Worried/concerned, yes. First r they boils or pimples? How long has this been going on, boils anywhere else on your body? Fever? Have you self-treated? (moms antibiotics, herbal salves pills?) any other symptoms like bladder infection symptoms? Best is to see your primarycare md check for diabetes, localized skin disease, good luck, don't delay, doesn't seem to be an emergency at this point. ...Read more

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I'm getting frequent boils on my body, my diabetes is under control but again its coming?

I'm getting frequent boils on my body, my diabetes is under control but again its coming?

Staph: You probably have a staph infection. Have your doctor culture your nose. This is where the staph is located. ...Read more

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I have over a dozen boils on my head and multiple more all over my body. What should do?

See you doctor: You may have a primary skin condition or a serious infectious disease. You need the right antibiotics if its infectious and may need special soaps to get rid if it from your skin. ...Read more

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I am getting boils on my inner thighs they come and go what could this be and what could I do?

Infection: It sounds like this is recurrent minor infections that probably can be treated with help from your physician. I would recommend you see a doctor about this problem. ...Read more

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What causes boils on infants?

What causes boils on infants?

Viral and bacterial: Various viral and bacterial infections can cause boils on the skins of infants and older kids. Rarely, it can be caused by other causes that are more serious causes. The diagnosis is based on how they look, where they are, how are they progressing, response to treatment and associated symptoms. He/she should be examined by their physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I keep getting boils on my bottom, why?

I keep getting boils on my bottom, why?

Buttock boils: Boils of the buttocks region develop from a number of things. Some of those include the the high moisture related to the region, as well as poor hygiene and proximity of the buttock to the rectum, which increases the amount of bacteria and debris within the buttocks area. This provides a great environment for boils to develop. ...Read more

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Keep getting boils on back, what's wrong?

This needs prompt: Medical evaluation. Would encourage you to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of boils on baby bottom?

What is the cause of boils on baby bottom?

Often infection: This is often due to a bacterial infection. Boils (aka: abscess) should be evaluated and treated by your baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why do my fiance get boils on his behind frequently?

Heat and sweat: He may have a condition call hidradenitis. Keeping the skin clean and avoiding excess oil on the skin my help. Also try antibacterial or benzoyl peroxide cleanser. Just remember that BP cleansers do bleach fabric. ...Read more

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Why do I have boils on my back? I have had then for over 10 years. I am a 24 year old male

24 YEAR OLD ACNE: Could be your diet. Stop nuts and peanut butter. Stop chocolate; cut down on dairy products. Wash with neutrogena acne wash and apply a bpo (benzoyl peroxide) cream or lotion -- something like clearasil -- on the affected areas at night. If it persists, see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic for you. ...Read more

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I have boils on my left butt that keeps on recurring and it been like this for many years. It recurs every 2 or 3 mos, need help pls.?

Butt Boils: Are you a woman or a man? If you are a woman, do they appear before your period? Do you eat a lot of sweets? Do you eat nuts or peanut butter in excess. Do you, or anyone in your family, have diabetes. Do you take any medications? Need to know all the answers before I could even think about what's causing these. ...Read more

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What causes boils on the thigh area?

Visualize the Boils: To get a better answer to your question, have a healthcare personnel look at the lesions to determine the nature and possible cause. Your primary care provider will be of great help. ...Read more