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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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I want to have clear skin. I always have breakouts and random pimples everywhere. Any suggestions?

I want to have clear skin. I always have breakouts and random pimples everywhere. Any suggestions?

See the right doc: There are many treatments. Your skin needs to be evaluated to determine if you need topical creams, peels, laser treatments, good skin care supplements. Try proactiv, it does work. ...Read more

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I woke up one morning and my face had a breakout of pimples, what can I use that will work fast?

I woke up one morning and my face had a breakout of pimples, what can I use that will work fast?

History: Not quite consistent with acne. See a doctor. If Acne is the diagnosis he may prescribe topical acne medications and or oral medications ...Read more

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I have skin pimples or lesions, irregular in size all over mybody. They all started with a boil in the area above penis. I had protected sex 10months ago?

I have skin pimples or lesions, irregular in size all over mybody. They all started with a boil in the area above penis. I had protected sex 10months ago?

See a physician: You could have a sexually transmitted disease and need evaluation. You probably need antibiotics but definately need treatment. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a boil like pimple on my vagina in upper corner. What should I do?

I have a boil like pimple on my vagina in upper corner. What should I do?

Blocked gland: It sounds most like blocked gland. Basically pimples. There are a lot of glands in the vaginal area. Sweaty rubbing like with sex can cause dead skin and bacteria to get pushed into the pore and block the gland secretion. Showering after sex and applying a heating pad for 10 minutes 2-4 times daily can help. Get an evaluation if that doesn't help within 3 days. Sometimes drainage is needed. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like boil on the inside on my lip private spot?

I have a pimple like boil on the inside on my lip private spot?

Could be: A bartholin's cyst, a sebaceous cyst, an abscess, an infected hair follicle etc. Med history and examination would be required for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why the painful boils or pimple like things keep occurring every now and then near hip area? Some staying for a couple of days and some do for months

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like boil on my penile shaft I don't know what it is can you help?

I have a pimple like boil on my penile shaft I don't know what it is can you help?

Penile lesion: If you've had no sexual activity with another individual within the past few weeks, this may simply be a pustule which you can treat with warm applications and applying an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. However if you've had any exposure see a physician or a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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I have a boil pimple like on my vagina. It's itching and hurting at the same time. What should I do?

I have a boil pimple like on my vagina. It's itching and hurting at the same time. What should I do?

Keep area clean: And don't pick at it. If doesn't go away in a few days you should have it checked. ...Read more

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What works most effectively to put on a pimple/boil after you pop it?

What works most effectively to put on a pimple/boil after you pop it?

Do Not Pop it: Clean 3-4 times per day with peroxide and put an antibiotic ointment on afterwarsdthis should prevent infection. And you should not pop it on your own as this tends to increase the risk of infection. ...Read more

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How does a boil's appearance differ from a pimple's?

How does a boil's appearance differ from a pimple's?

Boils: Are infections - and typically are more swollen and more painful, more hot and red, and significantly larger than a typical pimple. And the pus inside looks different than the drainage from a whitehead. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a zip/pimple and a boil?

Boil: In layman's terms, a boil is just a huge, infected pimple. Sometimes they require lancing, or draining. It is usually caused by a staph infection and often starts out looking like a pimple. If it happens, see your doctor for the best treatment. ...Read more

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Random pimple breakout from exercising. How can I prevent this?

Random pimple breakout from exercising. How can I prevent this?

Avoidance: Avoid wearing clothes that do not breathe and allow you to sweat
warm not hot showers immediate after
use non drying non scented soaps and a good cleanser ...Read more

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What's the difference between a boil or and zit/pimple?

Size mostly: A zit/pimple is a hair follicle filled with oil and dead skin cells and bacteria. But it is just one hair follicle. An abscess (a boil) is usually much larger, it starts as one hair follicle but then the bacterial infection spreads to a much larger area (the size of a nickel to the size of an egg). Boils need medical attention. They need to be lanced and you might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

See a doctor: Although the description of your condition is detailed, nothing beats the trained eye of a medical expert in determining what may be your specific problem. Please follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have these big pimple/boil like things on my groin. I don't know how to get rid of them. Please help?

See MD: I'd see a physician. You may need antibiotics and/or the lesion may need to be drained. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like thing on my buttock I researched it and it said it was a boil usually cause by MRSA are all boils cause by it?

I have a pimple like thing on my buttock I researched it and it said it was a boil usually cause by MRSA are all boils cause by it?

No: Abscess can be secondary to a variety of bacteria. They occur when the sebaceous gland becomes obstructed and then bacteria proliferate. Most important thing is to get evaluated. You likely need an i+d and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are good treatments and prevention methods for sudden pimple breakouts?

What are good treatments and prevention methods for sudden pimple breakouts?

Numerous causes: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What can I do if my gf has a boil or pimple on the buttocks, is it gential herpes?

What can I do if my gf has a boil or pimple on the buttocks, is it gential herpes?

Probably not: Herpes is a blister with clear fluid in it that crusts over, does not contain pus. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a pimple underneath my left underarm. The head of it is red. I'm scared. Is it just a pimple or a boil?

Use warm compress: And see doctor. A little topical hydrocortisone won't hurt but need to make sure it is not infected, and may need oral antibiotics if not clearing ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a pimple/boil between your butt crack and your testicles?

Is it bad to have a pimple/boil between your butt crack and your testicles?

Keep it Clean: You can check w/your doc to make sure that's what it is first. Then keep the area clean to prevent infection until it heals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's the difference between boil and pimple?

What's the difference between boil and pimple?

Boil vs Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. Most boils are caused by a germ (staphylococcal bacteria). This germ enters the body through tiny nicks or cuts in the skin or can travel down the hair to the follicle. ...Read more

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How do I remove a dark scar left from a pimple/boil?

How do I remove a dark scar left from a pimple/boil?

Pigmentation p/acne: Dark pigmentation after acne will usually resolve over time. Use of sunscreen will prevent prolonged pigmentary change. Topical acne preparations containing retinol, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and vitamin c help lighten dark spots. Hydroquinone is also an option. ...Read more

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What is a difference between spider bite, pimple, boil?

Bites or no bites: A boil is kind of a pimple "gone nuclear", and it is more serious, usually the result of an infection. An arachnid, or spider bite, is completely different, with injection of a toxin which the spider uses to paralyze or kill it's prey. Interesting question! ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimple/boil on face?

How to get rid of pimple/boil on face?

TLC: You can gentle soak the area with luke- warm water and gently express the contents but do not manipulate too much. ...Read more

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I have a pimple/boil on vagina from shaving, what can I do?

Thanks for asking!: Pimple or boil is mainly caused by staph infection. In mild cases you may use cleansers such as Chlorhexidine and apply antibiotic ointment such as mupiricin. In severe cases you may need oral antibiotics. Consult your primary care. ...Read more

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Horrible pimples / boils that won't go away. What could it be?

Horrible pimples / boils that won't go away. What could it be?

Acne is possible: You could simply be having acne but this could also be due to a superficial bacterial infection. I really recommend you see your doctor for evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Pimple/boil on inner thigh by anus, painful and doesn't wanna pop. Just appeared. What is it?

See below: May be a boil. Try heated compresses to draw it to a head to open & drain. If not responding to that, see fp for exam & treatment. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for skincare products to use if one has a case of acne and pimple breakouts?

Any recommendations for skincare products to use if one has a case of acne and pimple breakouts?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use this as your most important skin care product, in a dose and frequency that you can tolerate. It is not pleasant but it's the best for someone with acne. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Could I have a vaginal boil or pimple? Is that possible, because there naturally is no hair in that area?

Could I have a vaginal boil or pimple? Is that possible, because there naturally is no hair in that area?

See a dermatologist: Large inflammatory pustules in the groin can be infectious or an inflammatory response to oil, irritation, sweat, bacteria, fungus, yeast, medications, soaps or other irritating substances. A condition call hidadrenitis is an acne-like condition that presents as inflammatory pustules in the groin. See a dermatologist for consultation. ...Read more

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What can I do for nose pimple breakouts?

What can I do for nose pimple breakouts?

Good face washing: Is still a basic and useful answer. Reduce fast food consumption eat more fresh fruits and veggies. Look at proactive. People either love it or hate it. Look at a product called schmoove on www. Franzcenter. Com. Over the counter products with benzoyl peroxide also can help. Products with retinoic acid can also be helpful. If it is worsening then consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having these bumps come up on my thigh area almost like a boil or pimple and the seem to spread here and there?

I am having these bumps come up on my thigh area almost like a boil or pimple and the seem to spread here and there?

Skin/skin infection: Certainly, if the abscess is draining pus, then an infection can spread from skin to skin contact between the thighs. For example, abscess drainage from a MRSA wound infection can spread quickly. The important thing is to avoid skin to skin contact, good hand washing, and observing excellent hygiene. S. ...Read more

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How to clear out breakouts and pimples on my face?

How to clear out breakouts and pimples on my face?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or a salicylic acid wash hasn't gotten you clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a chronic disease so you'll need to keep this up indefinitely, tapering occasionally until you discover the illness has self-cured. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more