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First a boil have developed on my knee and after it is popped for a few days now there are 5 boils on my knee. Pus is coming from them. Help me heal?

First a boil have developed on my knee and after it is popped for a few days now there are 5 boils on my knee. Pus is coming from them. Help me heal?

Go to doctor: One boil is one thing several weeping bills are another. There is a possibility you have a deeper infection in the area and that should be looked into any possible these boils drained and antibiotics begun. Until you see you doctor warm soaks and keep them clean ...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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How to drain a boil on your knee?

How to drain a boil on your knee?

See a doctor: Don't take a chance with your health. Diy is not a good idea with any medical procedure. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my knee. What is the quickest way to heal it?

I have a boil on my knee. What is the quickest way to heal it?

Warm compress &: Tylenol (acetaminophen). You may get by with letting it pop, aided by warm compress, and relieve the pain with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and the like. If that does not relieve the boil in a couple of days, you should see your doctor to see if needs to be drained. ...Read more

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My sister had flue shot 4months before the year up she has developed boil on side of knee she never had them before is that normal?

Boil and Flu.: There is no connection between the flu vaccine and a boil on the knee. Boils occur randomly and unexpectedly. Often there is no inciting factor. ...Read more

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I've had previous boils one on my knee and leg now I have 3 on my bum and one near the pubic penis area help please?

I've had previous boils one on my knee and leg now I have 3 on my bum and one near the pubic penis area help please?

Here are some. ..: Without a detailed Hx and a direct look, it's hard to come up an accurate Dx. But, clinically, you might have experienced the recurrent skin infection from sebaceous glands of hair follicles. If yes, this condition may recur, but can be minimized by good hygiene and avoiding shaving, especially compulsive rough shaving. More? Ask Doc face to face timely. ...Read more

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I've had previous boils one on my knee and leg now I have 3 on my bum and one near the pubic penis area help please?

Recurrent infection: If smaller than the size of a quarter most boils will resolve on their own. You can use a warm compress to help release any pus from the area. You may have recurrent infections due to a Staph bacteria. An easy way to help decolonize the skin is to soak in a bath for 20 min. With about 1/3 cup bleach added. Another option is to use a soap called Hibiclens (OTC) once a day for 5 days. ...Read more

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I ve boil on side of knee, other one on inner thigh, swollen inguinal lymph node. I cant walk, its painful. Doctors appointment after 2 days, should I wait?

I ve boil on side of knee, other one on inner thigh, swollen inguinal lymph node. I cant walk, its painful. Doctors appointment after 2 days, should I wait?

Get seen now: 25 year old gentleman taking Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for unknown autoimmune condition presents with soft tissue infections of unknown duration causing pain and limitation of motion. Unsure if fever is present. I think you should be seen urgently, emergently if you have fever. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) will suppress your immune system and you need to be seen ASAP. You may need incision, drainage, antibiotics, pain control. ...Read more

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Why do the boils on my leg keep returning when my last round of antibiotics seemed to clear them up?

Boils: You may be reinfecting yourself. Use antibiotic ointment in your nostrils. Take baths with soap and several tablespoons if bleach added to the bath ...Read more

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Red Pimple on back of knee with a small hole in middle of it. Can this be a bite or boil. How can I tell?

? boil: Hi Joshua 180.
If it is a red swelling with a hole in it, (pus?) its probably a boil so put hot compresses on it for few days to accelerate to bursting. A bite usually is of a less angry nature, tends to be more diffuse and takes longer to manifest the signs of acute inflammation being: rubor, tumor, calor, dolor, functio laesa ~ redness, swelling, heat, pain, loss of function! (Pathol 101) :-) thank ...Read more

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My knee is swollen, itchy, red, hot to touch and painful in an area, could this be a boil or something else?

My knee is swollen, itchy, red, hot to touch and painful in an area, could this be a boil or something else?

Could be.: It could be a boil, could be something else - like an infection or arthritis in the knee joint. Don't take chances with your knees - if it is something significant, you won't be able to walk without proper treatment. See your doctor and find out for sure what it is. ...Read more

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Boils? Are boils inherited? I am now on my second boil, the first time I got them was the day after christmas I got two on my butt then one on my knee, I went to the doctor and they gave me antibiotics for it, now its feb. And I just got another on my but

I: I would recommend that you see a dermatologist for culture of the boil and posssible antibiotic. They can also talk about other options to help prevent these from recurring. There is more information on skin infections and hidradenitis suppurativa (a condition that causes boils) on the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have boils on the outside inner leg by my vagina. Or in grown hairs, don't really know how to get rid of them?

It's difficult: If it's recurring boils, you probably are carrying a bad bacteria on the skin. This area is especially prone. Don't shave. You could try an antibacterial wash only a couple times / week (every day is too much - the bugs just get resistant to the wash!) & keepthe skin well moisturized, but also try to wear loose-fitting clothes to keep dry. Surgery to remove the chronic infection works best. ...Read more

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My 14 month old now has two boils on her right arm. One starting on her riht foot and one on each leg. Will putting a warm washcloth on it help keep them from getting worse?

My 14 month old now has two boils on her right arm. One starting on her riht foot and one on each leg. Will putting a warm washcloth on it help keep them from getting worse?

Perhaps: A warm washcloth might help bring the boil to a head but I think that u should have her seen by your dr, they really might have to be drained and have antibiotics, multiple boils are unusual for a baby this age. ...Read more

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Croupy cough, 99.5 fever, elucidate slightly swollen, fell 2 weeks ago scraped knee, 2 boils where scraped Gave mucinex, (guaifenesin) put bactroban on boils?

Viral infection: Having croupy cough and low grade fever indicates that you have viral infection. Two boils on scraped knee 2 weeks back may be healing by now and not causing any fever. Anyhow if it bothers you, better talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Boil on right leg?

Boil on right leg?

Seek MD care.: If small, try washing topically with hibiclens and apply Mupirocin ointment. If large, fluctuant, angry and painful - seek md care asap to get it incised and drained. If you are obese and/or diabetic follow the second option to be safe. ...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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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

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I got two boils on my face what could that be?

Infection: Try hot compresses. If persist or increasing in size see md for nit itich or drainage. ...Read more

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I get boils on my private area. What is causing this?

BOILS IN GENITALS: DO YOU HAVE DIABETES?
How long has it been going on?
If you haven't seen your PCP, please see him or her soon. ...Read more

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How I can cure boils on my back, I am 3 months pregnant?

Dermatologist: Consider seeing a dermatologist. Pregnancy should not cause boils on your back. If you are dealing with chronic skin infections then treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I have a very painful boil on my leg for 3 days now. What do I do?

See physician: You need to be treated see a Physician soon, It's been 3 days you may want to go to the ER. ...Read more

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Should all boils on back get evaluated? It's very dark red/purplish

Staph: In a world where staph infections are actually life threatening yes you should get these abscesses evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do I keep gettin painful boils on my face and what can clear them up?

Facial Boils: Without examining you and further details, it is difficult to answer definitively, some possibilities:

cystic acne can cause this and often requires complex strategy with cleansing, topical and/or oral antibiotics and retinoid treatment.

Recurrent boils can also be from MRSA and that requires following a decontamination protocol to eradicate the bacteria in your nose, clothing, linens and pets. ...Read more

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I get excessive and recurrent boils on my breasts and it's unsightly and embarrassing. What is this and what can I do for it? Please help : (

RECURRENT BOILS: FOR RECURRENT BOILS, I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
DO YOU HAVE DIABETES?
ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH OTHERWISE?
ONLY A PHYSICIAN, WHEN HE OR SHE SEES THESE, AND OBTAINS A GOOD HISTORY FROM YOU, WHAT MEDICATIONS YOU TAKE, ETC., WILL ONE KNOW.
SEE ONE SOON.
BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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I have got very small boils on my face the tiny ones. My skin seems to become dry and dull. Please suggest me some good product which can help..

I have got very small boils on my face the tiny ones. My skin seems to become dry and dull. Please suggest me some good product which can help..

Acne: 1. Avoid washing your face more than once a day.
2. Don't use an abrasive cleanser.
3. Use a non-acneogenic moisturizer at night.
4. Try a mild bpo face wash like panoxyl
for a month. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting boils on my bottom. There really painful and I also have these kind of spots with blood in and after there squeezed it weeps?

Why do I keep getting boils on my bottom. There really painful and I also have these kind of spots with blood in and after there squeezed it weeps?

Wrong treatments: Recurrent infections mean that the original infections were not eradicated or you keep exposing the area to the same causes. If recurrent, then you may have chronically infected cysts which need removal. Simply opening them does not get rid of the infected parts. Squeezing is bad as it "injects" the infection deeper into the tissues. A surgeon needs to help get rid of these. Enough antibiotics! ...Read more

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Boils on bum, is it std?

Boils on bum, is it std?

Unlikely: Most likely you have folliculitis. Still may need a trip to the doctor if not going away with good scrubbing and hot compress. ...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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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? ?

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