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Im a 28 yr old black female. I get boils on my inner thighs every now and then . How do I prevent boils. How do I treat boils without popping them?

Im a 28 yr old black female. I get boils on my inner thighs every now and then . How do I prevent boils. How do I treat boils without popping them?

Hidradenitis suppura: Hidradenitis is a common condition of sweat glands inflammation followed by infection ... Due the blocked up secretions especially is areas of repeated friction with accumulation of moisture. No treatment will completely cure it and you will get recurrent glare up's we sometimes treat with prolonged antibiotics in low dose to prevent superimposed infections. ...Read more

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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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After popping a boil I have a huge hole should I be worried?

I would have this: Medically assessed. If you have an abscess it could be loculated ...Read more

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There was a boil on my chin and I popped it then this scar appeard after popping it what do I do ?

There was a boil on my chin and I popped it then this scar appeard after popping it what do I do ?

Mederma: You can try mederma. Time will take care of it. Make sure to stay out of the sun. If it is still not resolved to your satisfaction in 6 months, laser therapy can help. ...Read more

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I had a armpit boil drained leaving a lump. after the wound healed i heard a popping noise.i think it bursted inside. no pain yet, should i be worried?

I had a armpit boil drained leaving a lump. after the wound healed i heard a popping noise.i think it bursted inside. no pain yet, should i be worried?

NO: These incisions heal from the inside out and the "lump" may be scar formation. Look for these following red flags: heat, pain, redness, swelling or fever. If these occur call your physician ASAP. ...Read more

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I keep getting recurring boils on my butt. PCP prescribed Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but not working. More popping up while on it. Any suggestions? See Dermatologist?

You may: Your PCP can also take a culture for lab analysis and treat you with a definite antibiotic based on the sensitivity profile. This is not beyond what your PCP can handle. A change of antibiotic will likely take care of the problem ...Read more

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Is popping your back healthy?

Is popping your back healthy?

Not on your own: If you are popping your back on your own, most likely it is not being done in a safe manner. You should see chiropractic doctor who can do it in a safe manner. There is always the chance of friction injury on the cartilage between bones whenever you pop a joint. I would recommend stretching and muscles strengthening. ...Read more

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Why does my elbow have popping?

Why does my elbow have popping?

Normal variant: Its possible its a normal variant, but other causes of popping include cartilage injuries, and ligament insufficiencies leading to instability. They can be quite complex, and difficult to sort out without further information. See your orthopedist for a work up. ...Read more