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Boils under breasts on belly and groin what is it?

Boils under breasts on belly and groin what is it?

An infection: Please have this medically evaluated forth with. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

Boil is also known as Abscess. 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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I get boils under my breast physician thinks it is MRSA could i die from that?

I get boils under my breast physician thinks it is MRSA could i die from that?

Unlikely: Mrsa is generally a skin infection and will not kill you unless it gets into the bloodstream, which means that these skin infections need attention when they happen and you need to discuss prevention with a doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Check yourself after your period
Monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
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Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
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Observe skin around nipples
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I get boils under my breast , underarms and underwear line and also on my leg by my underwear line.What is it?What do I do to get rid of them?

Hidradenitis?: It sounds like you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, which is a condition where sweat glands become chronically infected, forming boils or abscesses. It commonly occurs in the armpits and groin but can happen in other places also. You need to see a doctor for this. Treatment can include chronic antibiotics and sometimes even surgery. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Seek immediate evaluation by your physician
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Have diagnostic mammography, ultrasound or MRI if recommended
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Remember most breast lumps are benign
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I have a boil like cyst that reoccurs on the outside under both my breasts and it irritates the surrounding area what is this?

I have a boil like cyst that reoccurs on the outside under both my breasts and it irritates the surrounding area what is this?

Folliculitis…: Is possible. If these are recurrent is possibly caused by staph bacteria and increasingly more common a specific type of staph bacteria called MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus). If this is the case it can be treated with an oral antibiotic and often the concomitant use of an antibiotic ointment intranasally. Occasionally these have to be drained surgically. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Perform monthly self breast exams.
monthly
See your doctor immediately if breast lump found.
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Yearly breast exams after age 40 by your doctor.
yearly
Yearly mammograms after age 40.
yearly

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