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Boils Under Scrotum
Basic hygeine: The best treatment for scrotal boils is PREVENTION. Clean and dry skin around the clock is mandatory. Over the counter product such as Gold Bond powder may have some soothing effect. Definitive treatment of hidradenitis in the groin is wide surgical excision, which is recommended for frequent and severe episodic hidradenitis suppurativa. ...Read more
See below: Boils are caused by bacteria, usually Staphylococcus aureus, that often normally reside on and colonize the skin. When the bacteria enter a break in the skin or travel down a hair follicle, a boil occurs. Good hygiene; avoiding shaving and chafing of the scrotum, wearing clean and breathable underwear to minimize moisture and heat, and use of an antibacterial soap can all be preventative. ...Read more
Question husband diagnosed with an boil or abcest on scrotum has drainage it has stopped after five days but still hard lump is this normal?
There are really 2: Questions here. A boil in general is not normal but not unusual. It is an abnormal finding wherever it is. Once it drained, is it abnormal to have firm and inflamed tissue? No. If it all drained it may clear. It may also resume if all the material did not drain. Keep the area clean but if it worsens u may need antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a bump similarto a boil near my scrotum sac in the thigh fold. What it could be. Its thre for arround a week.
Boil in Groin:
Many things can cause boils in the groin area. They include:
Result of a splinter or other foreign material that gets lodged in the skin.
Plugged sweat glands that become infected.
Any break in the skin, even a small cut or scrape, can develop into an abscess, which can become infected with bacteria and needs to be treated by a physician. ...Read more
My husband has a apple size extremely painful lump directly behind his scrotum sac. ...he is in EXCRUTIATING pain, II believe it may be a boil?
Seek urgent care...: What described needs urgent professional evaluation and counseling so to decide what is correct diagnosis and how is the right means of care for him. Remember to bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, & progress of the symptoms and signs over time to Doc for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed. Best wish. .. ...Read more
I have a boil on my scrotum. It started as a small hard lump which I ignored. After about 3 weeks it suddenly became swollen and painful.
I got a boil on my scrotum and I think it's from a ingrown hair since I just shaved down there. Any thing I can get from the store to help?
Antibiotics?: You'll probably need antibiotics and depending on the size of the boil possibly an incision and drainage. Don't wait to get help, sometimes these can spread "down there" very fast and be life threatening....especially if you are a diabetic. Go see your doctor and you'll be OK. ...Read more
Red boil-like sore on scrotum. Isn't hurting but it feels irritating. It doesn't feel itchy. Little yellow top. Area around is firm/hard and swollen?
See below: Probable early onset of a boil/furuncle/abscess usually related to an infected hair follicle or sebaceous cyst of the scrotum. At home treatment includes keeping scrotum clean and warm moist compresses to help it either resolve or "come to a head." Manually "squeezing" the boil potentially more harmful than helpful. If worsens, see MD for possible antibiotics and/or incision and drainage. ...Read more
I've been dealing with hemroids, & recently developed a rash between my legs & scrotum area. Now I have a lump bottom of scrotum. Feels like a boil?
Must be examined: Possibly a bacterial infection or if you have been using ointments or medication, the rash may be fungal or chemical- get checked now! ...Read more
My 3+ weeks Baby had boils on inner thighs near genital area and also on scrotum. Siloderm Cream cleared boils leaving broken skin. Was it safe?
Noticed lymph node left groin since 3 years 1.5x0.6 cm did 3 ultrasounds and no change ever. Past - toe surgery, scrotal skin infection, genital boils?
1.5x0.6cm lymph node left groin since 3yrs. Not grown in size. Spongy and when I squeeze it becomes soft. I'm worried of lymphoma. Past - left leg toe surgery, genital boils, scrotal skin rashes.
Lump in groin: This needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Hopefully it is another boil or a cyst but your doc needs to make that call. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have these boils and red looking things that keep coming on my pelvis area. I don't know what they could be? Help?
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. ...Read more
I had sex with a girl using a condom 10months ago. We kissed too. I have skin lesions now, started with a boil (not ulcer) at pelvis. Could it be an std?
STD: Nope. There is no std that takes ten months to show up. And, a boil is not a symptom or indication from any common stds. ...Read more
Need exam...: It is difficult to diagnose a skin condition such as a "raw" scrotum and butt without examining the patient directly. One common condition is "jock itch" or a superficial fungal infection of the skin of the area. You might try an over the counter medication for this and see if it responds. If it doesn't, then it would be best to see a doc or go to a clinic for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
Male sac: Sac below penis that holds testicles epididymi and spermatic cords. ...Read more
Prostate check: Your prostate is under your scrotum. Get it checked. ...Read more
Varicocele: This is not likely. You are most likely feeling scar tissue known as varicoceles, which are common to be found in the scrotum of men as they age. ...Read more
Need exam: Sorry you have this condition, but we can't diagnose it from here. You'll need to see a physician in your own area for an exam. Then you can receive helpful treatment as needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Could be different causes. Most testicular pain is physiologic and self limited. However, acute testicular pain can be a sign of serious pathologies like torsion, acute infection (orchitis), or hernia.
If pain is acute and lasts for more than one hour and/or is associated with fever, nausea, vomiting, or swelling of the testis you should go to the closest emergency department. ...Read more
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