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Why do I have reoccurring boils on inner buttocks? No staph. 24, f, smoker, no children, married. They never pop on their own. Have to get them lanced.

Why do I have reoccurring boils on inner buttocks? No staph. 24, f, smoker, no children, married. They never pop on their own. Have to get them lanced.

Colonization: You may have staph colonization of the nose or other areas. See a physician to culture the lesions and start an oral antibiotic and topical bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. These boils can occur from friction and sweating as well, so wear loose clothing during exercise and shower immediately afterwards with hibiclens or dial. Use bactroban (mupirocin) one week each month on nostrils and fingernails. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

Furuncle (Definition)

A furuncle is the medical term for a boil. It is usually caused by staph aureas infection. It typically starts at a hair follicle. Treatment is by drainage which can occur spontaneously or ...Read more


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How do you get a furuncle?

How do you get a furuncle?

Infection: Furuncle is the result of infection of hair follicle and abscess formation. Staphylococcal infection is the usual cause. Predisposing factors include diabetes and antibody deficiency. ...Read more

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How do you cure a furuncle?

Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. ...Read more

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Furuncle- what med will? Work?

Probably none: Furuncles typically require incision and drainage. By the time a pocket of pus has formed, antibiotics aren't usually effective. Warm soaks are a good idea, but you usually need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do after my furuncle popped?

Keep clean: Keep the area clean to prevent seeding of nearby hair follicles. Put a sterile gauze pad and a bandage to keep from injuring the area. ...Read more

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What do I do to get my furuncle popped?

See your doctor: Either your gp or dermatologist will be glad to lance or pop the furuncle. ...Read more

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How do a furuncle and a carbuncle differ?

How do a furuncle and a carbuncle differ?

Skin infections: A furuncle also called, a boil is a deep folliculitis; or infection of a hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by staphylococcus aureus, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin with an accumulation of pus and dead tissue. A carbuncle is an infection larger than a boil, usually with one or more openings draining pus onto the skin. It is usually caused by bacterial infection, . ...Read more

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What could be a cause of repeating furuncles?

What could be a cause of repeating furuncles?

Predisposing factors: Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: furuncle?

Boil: A furuncle is the medical term for a boil. It is usually caused by staph aureas infection. It typically starts at a hair follicle. Treatment is by drainage which can occur spontaneously or may need surgical drainage. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for furuncle?

Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. ...Read more

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Are carbuncles or furuncles sexually transmitted?

Are carbuncles or furuncles sexually transmitted?

No: But it can be transmit from skin to skin through close contact (really close) and rubbing. ...Read more

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It happend me three times to geta+1cm furuncle/furunculus around the bottomit took about5days, andthenitstarted to disappear after poppingabitconcern?

Where?: Where are you getting these furuncles? Generally, small infections such as a furuncles resolves on its own, other times a short course of antibiotics is warranted. They fact that they are recurring is not a concern.

See a doctor for further assessment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a furuncle and carbuncle boil? I have heard of both of these sorts of boils and never been able to tell what makes them different. What are the defining differences between furuncle boils and carbuncle boils? .

What is the difference between a furuncle and carbuncle boil? I have heard of both of these sorts of boils and never been able to tell what makes them different. What are the defining differences between furuncle boils and carbuncle boils? .

Definitionally,: Definitionally, a furuncle is an infection of the hair follicle and it's associated oil gland (pilosebaceous unit) and usually starts out as a small, tender, red nodule that becomes painful and fluctuant (fluid-filled). A carbuncle are multiple furuncles grouped together, usually involving deeper layers of skin (i.e., fat). ...Read more

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Is there an easy way to get rid of furuncles?

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Is there an easy way to get rid of furuncles?

Recurrent furuncles: Fit uncles can occur very frequently if you have some kind of immuniodeficiency syndromes or diabetes or colonization of staph like in the nasal cavity. You may get better with using bactroban to the nares. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about furuncle infection?

An infection: A furuncle is a large pimple, or an infection near the surface of the skin that forms a ball of pus. They are cleared with drainage and use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you get furuncle boils from the hot tub?

Can you get furuncle boils from the hot tub?

Yes, folliculitis: If the hot tub is not well maintained, and not adequately chlorinated (or otherwise sanitized), pseudomonas will grow in the warm water, causing "hot tub folliculitis". Usually, no treatment is needed other than stopping use of the hot tub, but it occasionally does require oral or topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a furuncle boil, does this mean I have mrsa?

No: You have to culture the wound and see if it is mrsa. ...Read more

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I have a furuncle (boil) that is infected. What do I do?

I have a furuncle (boil) that is infected. What do I do?

Depends: On size and location. Usually need drainage buy early small ones can sometimes be managed with antibiotics and soaks. Regardless you need to see a doc. Don't try to lance it yourself. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an abscess pustule and furuncle?

What is the difference between an abscess pustule and furuncle?

Not much: Pustule is a small abscess and furuncle is an abscess of a hair follicle. An abscess is a collection of pus in any tissues. ...Read more

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What is the difference between abscess and pustule and furuncle?

What is the difference between abscess and pustule and furuncle?

Abscess: Abscess- infection of subcutaneous tissue or organ>1cm pusutle is a tiny abscess. A furuncle is an infection of hair follicle, can become an abscess if untreated. ...Read more

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I have a furuncle. Does this mean I have staph?

Likely: Staph is a common bacterium causing abscess of hair follicles. ...Read more

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Is there an easy way to get rid of furuncles on your genitalia?

Easy no, but yes can: First of all make sure your hygeine is good. If you sweat alot, you might need to bath twice a day. Make sure your diet is healthy. If the furuncle is large and painful it might need to be cut open in the office and have the pus drain out. You might need antibiotics. See a family doctor or a dermatologist for help and advice. ...Read more

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I have a boil or furuncle, what can I do to relieve the pain?

I have a boil or furuncle, what can I do to relieve the pain?

Warm compress &: Tylenol (acetaminophen). Depending on where the boil is, you may get by with letting it pop, aided by warm compress, and relieve the pain with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and the like. If that does not relieve the boil in a couple of days, you should see your doctor to see if needs to be drained. If it is on your face see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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What is the different bet. Carbuncle and furuncle as morphology of acute infl. Of hair follicles?

What is the different bet. Carbuncle and furuncle as morphology of acute infl. Of hair follicles?

Size, location...: A furuncle generally refers to a collection of pus or boil that stems from a blocked hair follicle and is often caused by a skin bacteria, staph. Carbunlce generally refers to a larger pus-filled mass or boil and may refer to other area of body than the furunlce. They are both type of boils. ...Read more

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What is the cause of recurrent furuncles? I took coamoxiclav but wasn't able to finish the course, now im applying bactroban (mupirocin) cream for my 5th infection

What is the cause of recurrent furuncles? I took coamoxiclav but wasn't able to finish the course, now im applying bactroban (mupirocin) cream for my 5th infection

Chronic Carrier: People who have recurrent furuncles can often be carriers of the bacteria. Often, they carry the bacteria in their nose or groin or armpits (warm moist areas). In order to solve this problem, those sites need to be treated periodically. I would see your pcp or a dermatologist for help. This problem is not difficult to control in most cases. ...Read more

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Is it severe if I have a genital furuncle and the ganglion next to it got swollen?

Furuncul: Boils can occur anywhere on your skin. It is a bacterial skin infection. The common symptoms are: painful, red bump that increases in the size over a few days. Boil also can cause a fever. You can actually treat a single boil at home by applying warm compresses to relieve pain and promote natural drainage. Take some nsaids otc. If concerned or high fever see your pcp. ...Read more

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Being tx'd for susp MRSA furuncle w/Bactroban. Had two more pop up plus infected cuticle area today. Is infection spreading? Is calling doc tmrw okay?

Being tx'd for susp MRSA furuncle w/Bactroban. Had two more pop up plus infected cuticle area today. Is infection spreading? Is calling doc tmrw okay?

This would be time..: ...to add an oral antibiotic. If you're feeling okay otherwise, not having chills or fever, you should be okay seeing your doctor tomorrow. But I recommend you call today for the appointment. Meanwhile continue the Bactroban (mupirocin) as prescribed. Best wishes! Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Carbuncle (Definition)

A nodular skin infection which is often referred to as a "boil". Since it is a more nodular, deep type of skin infection, incision and drainage and/or oral antibiotics are often ...Read more