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Can Certain Foods Cause Boils
What causes spicy food to give me a headache? I really enjoy eating boiled shrimp in spicy boil but it gives me a HA and red eyes because so so hot.
Not sure but...: It could be the glutamine. An important amino acid. In Chinese cooking they frequently add MSG (Monosodium glutamate) as a flavor enhancer. There is a well described "Chines Restaurant Syndrome" which you may have. Check it out on www. Mayoclinic. Com ...Read more
Why is it that a gum boil caused by impacted food cannot be corrected by antibiotics and the tooth needs to be pulled. Can bone loss be rebuilt?
Periodontitis: If you are getting food impacted under the gum line in a periodontal pocket on a tooth that has soft tissue and bony morphology that is not predictably treatable with periodontal surgery, then unfortunately extraction of the tooth is indicated. Antibiotics cannot correct these defects. Many techniques available to rebuild bone. Ask your periodontist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Boiling veggies: Boil water first then add washed vegetables to the boiling water. Cooking time will vary with the vegetable. Remove vegetable when mildly to moderately tender. Over cooking will destroy heat sensitive vitamins. ...Read more
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
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
Depends: If you mean a lump inside the scrotum on the testis, there are multiple possibilities including hydrocele, spermatocele (if it truly is a cyst or fluid-filled cavity) or a tumor such as testicular cancer (if it actually is a solid nodule). If on the outside or the skin of the scrotum, there are many other possibilities. Seeing a primary care doc or urologist could help to narrow these down. ...Read more
Often bacteria: The groin is a common place to get boils or "pimple like" lesions. Naturally occuring bacteria like staph is on our skin, and sometimes shaving, or small infected hair follicles can get inflamed and irritated causing boils, absceses, or pimple like lesions. You should see a dr. And get an exam and proper treatment, good luck. ...Read more
Staphylococci: Are common causes of this, sometimes mrsa. ...Read more
BOILS ARE DEEP, LOCALIZED SKIN INFECTIONS. CAN BE CAUSED BY AN INFECTED INGROWN HAIR OR A SPLINTER OR BY FOREIGN BODY LODGED IN THE SKIN.
HOT COMPRESSES OFTEN HELP TO RELIEVE THE PAIN, BUT YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE VARIOUS OTHER DISORDERS SUCH AS DIABETES. ...Read more
Not exactly.: Boils typically appear as swollen, tender nodules, sometimes with purulent drainage. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Boils are usually caused by bacteria and may require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Vaginal "boil": A "boil" is a common term for an abscess. Some cysts can also look like a "boil", and result from a mucus secreting gland on the vaginal "lips" which enlarges if the exit duct is blocked. If this area is painful and inflamed, see your gyn provider for an exam. If not, this will usually dissipate on its own, especially with hot showers or baths. ...Read more
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