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Diabetic Boils Pic
Looks Normal: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited in he area and give it the brownish coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read more
I have this spot on my leg, a pic is on my profile. I want to know what to do, and what it may be? I have spiders in my house. Maybe a spider? Boil?
Possible: With the picture limitations it does suggest an insect bite-typically with a dark center and redness that spreads around. Depending on the type of insect bite, brown recluse spiders are, for example, notorious to cause massive tissue damage, while most of the others are self limited with local care. Given the fact that you have fever also would suggest seeing your PCP or go to Urgent Care. ...Read more
I have a spot on my leg and it's been been 15 hrs when the pic was taken. I wanted to know what this could be? Boil? MRSA? Siderbite?
Doubt MRSA: But it could be any of the above ...Read more
Whats the cause of my slacp having sores and my hair root truning black also having white boil like pimps when popped have a big hole it hurts see pic?
Possible infection: See a dermatologist and have the issue evaluated. There are several possible causes, including infection. ...Read more
Im a diabetic and for paqst 10 years I have a boil behind lower part, if i eat unhealthy the food the boil backs. Please help!
If you could take a look at my picture I have listed. I would just like to confirm it looks more like a fungus/boil. It is soar to touch and located o?
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DM and Boilds : Boils in the groin area are not a classical sign for diabetes. Excessive thirst, excessive hunger, frequent urination are. I've seen patients present with skin or other types of infections which led to diagnosis of diabetes. Diabetics are more prone to getting infections. But an infected boil is not a sign of diabetes in and by itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I commonly get boils between my thighs. I'm overweight & have no signs of diabetes , wondering if it's serious and how to stop it?
Rubbing: Anywhere that skin is in contact with skin can lead to skin breakdown, sores, and infections. If your thighs are touching, then keeping the area covered and dry is helpful, and the problem should resolve if you lose enough weight so that the inner thighs are no longer rubbing. ...Read more
Is it true that potatoes will give you diabetes? Can potatoes give you diabetes even if you boil all the starch off the potatoes? French fries too?
Im getting recurrent boils on my body, im diabetic but my sugar level is control, what would be the reason?
Why do I always get recurring boils on my buttocks? They pop up one at a time and never in the same place. Could this be related to diabetes?
Recurring Boils: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease characterized by clusters of abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cysts that most commonly affects apocrine sweat gland bearing areas, such as the underarms, under the breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks. The disease is not contagious. Treatment can be oral antibiotics like Solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx. Biologics like Humira help. ...Read more
Why do diabetics get boils and what can we do to prevent them or bring it to a head once it forms? Thanks
Sluggish: The immune system in a diabetic is sluggish especially when the sugars are high over a long period of time. This makes infections easier to contract. The best defense is to keep your diabetes WELL controlled with HbA1c under 7.0. You can use a warm compress, warm/hot sitz baths with epsom salts or even a tea bag compress to the boil to try and get it to drain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i'm getting boils in my buttocks. Have no diabetes and don't want to take medicines.Natural therapy possible?
MRSA?: You should be evaluated and have those boils cultured! You might have an important infection that natural therapies won't help. I'm the first to choose natural over prescription, but you need to be checked. ...Read more