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Can You Get Boils On Your Breast
Get boils on buttock, breast, thighs, hips, lower stomach, past 10 years. Told doc. Very pain, many scars, dark spots from them. Causes? Told doc, nothing said.
Boils and infections: Most common explanation:you are colonizing Staphylococcus, could be regular Staph or MRSA. After an adequate treatment course of antibiotics you should consider decolonization. If not better, get your immune system checked to make sure you don't have an immune deficiency (See immunologist). Get a culture of the boils to identify the bacteria. Consider a diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get excessive and recurrent boils on my breasts and it's unsightly and embarrassing. What is this and what can I do for it? Please help : (
RECURRENT BOILS: FOR RECURRENT BOILS, I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. DO YOU HAVE DIABETES? ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH OTHERWISE? ONLY A PHYSICIAN, WHEN HE OR SHE SEES THESE, AND OBTAINS A GOOD HISTORY FROM YOU, WHAT MEDICATIONS YOU TAKE, ETC., WILL ONE KNOW. SEE ONE SOON. BEST LUCK! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have 2 boils (?) on my breasts and one on my stomach. After a while they have turned black, why is this? H
After I had a breast exam and they determined it was benign I began getting boils on the same breast is that normal?
Staph?: It is possible that at some point you were in contact with staph. Be checked by your doctor and treat as advised. All the best. ...Read more
I have two boils on my breasts and one on my stomach, they are purple/black and have been there for 2months approx. This is not the first time.?
Necrotic tissue: This may represent dead (necrotic) tissue that is sometimes seen with infection with community acquired methicillin-resistant staphylocccicus aureus, (ca-mrsa). Have yourself seen by a medical professional to have these incised and drained; antibiotics may be given to "mop up" the infection. ...Read more
Lately, I'm developing boils on the inside of my upper arms and on the sides of my breasts. What's causing this?
Probably Staph: Most boils are infections with Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria which may be difficult to eliminate. You should see a doctor who can puncture one of these and obtain cultures to determine the organisms responsible and its sensitivity to antibiotics. That way you can be on the road to treatment. Get better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have boils on my breast and stomach area and when I bust them it leaves a small pin hole. Do I need to worry?
Doctor can check: Boils are not normal to have. They are bacterial infections. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can check to see if antibiotic treatment and testing of the boils are needed. If the "boils" are just acne, then there is less urgency to the symptoms; but if they are bigger than acne or more frequent than acne, antibiotic treatment will likely be needed. ...Read more
I have some boils on my breasts is it safe to breastfeed or can it resolved via otc or a Dr. Visit...? Not sure if it's staph but is on arms and legs.
BREAST BOILS: BEST TO SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST SOON. ESPECIALLY IF ITS ON YOUR ARMS AND LEGS. DO IT SOON! ...Read more
Athlete's Feet: Athlete's feet condition is a fungal infection. It typically starts on the bottom of the foot or between toes. It needs moisture like sweating or wet environments to grab hold. It can look like boils, or little pimples, but also scaling skin, redness, and typically itches. It is treated by drying out the environment as best as possible. Some creams with anti fungal can work, but some are too wet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get boils on my skin almost everywhere. I've been told its a gland disorder with no real treatment, is this true?
Boils: Hidradenitis suppurativa os the gland related disorder that can give u boils in your armpit. Surgical options can be available however boils occurring elsewhere like your back, legs, areas where hair follicles are less can be due to reccurent staph infection. Your nose may carry it. ...Read more
Skin: Intact skin and mucous membranes are the bodies' number one defense against infection. Insect bites disrupt that and if you are a skin carrier of staphylococci they may create infection in the form of boils, or skin abscesses. ...Read more
I'm 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I get boils on my body (armpits, butt, legs) if I shower everyday and have good hygiene? I stay relatively clean, what's wrong?
Antibacterial soap: Such symptoms might come from infected hairs (folliculitis) or result from skin to skin contact in association with sweating. A simple remedy to try: bathe with an antibacterial soup, an example of which would be dial (r). A more usual cause of such infections can be exposure to inadequated treated hot tub water, which can be avoided by properly treating the tub's water with chlorine. If the anti. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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