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What could cause a persistent skin boil?

What could cause a persistent skin boil?

Colonization: You may be a staph carrier, and continue to reinfect yourself. Consider having a nasal swab done at your doctors office to determine if this is true. If so there are strategies to minimize the recurrence of boils. ...Read more

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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 am getting boils on my scalp, arm pits , and on skin. What could be the cause for this?

I am getting boils on my scalp, arm pits , and on skin. What could be the cause for this?

MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus, a bacteria, can cause boils in those areas on the skin. You should see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What are the painful boils on my armpits ?sometimes they are full of puss and blood, it makes my skin very itchy, its red , and causes discoloration.

Abscess: First no antiperspirants only deodorants second warm soaks third call your doctor this condition needs treatment possibly lancing the lesion draining the pus and starting antibiotics. Do this today ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a skin boil?

What can I do to treat a skin boil?

Warm soaks: Warm soaks may bring the boil to drain spontaneously. If not go to the emergency department for a procedure to drain it. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the cause of boils on baby bottom?

What is the cause of boils on baby bottom?

Often infection: this is often due to a bacterial infection. Boils (aka: abscess) should be evaluated and treated by your baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Could boils on face cause my depression?

Could boils on face cause my depression?

Depression: If it affects your self-image ; treatment has been inefficient in relieving the symptoms. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause boils on body? ?

No: Diabetes does not cause boils. However, being a diabetic can make it harder for skin infections to heal. ...Read more

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What causes boils on the thigh area?

What causes boils on the thigh area?

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

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What causes boils on head and underarms regularly?

What causes boils on head and underarms regularly?

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

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more