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I have a boil on my armpit. What caused it and what is the remedy?

I have a boil on my armpit. What caused it and what is the remedy?

Various: Boils are usually caused by skin bacteria that multiple out of control, creating an abscess or boil. Surgical drainage and antibiotics may be needed. Warm compresses and acetaminophen or ibuprofen can ease the symptoms in the meanwhile. Not all lumps in the armpit are boils. Blocked sweat glands & swollen lymph nodes can also cause noticeable lumps in the armpit and may resolve on their own. ...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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What is the cause and the remedy for boils in your armpits?

What is the cause and the remedy for boils in your armpits?

Bacterial infection: Boils are purulent bacterial infections of hair follicles, groin and axilla are conductive to multiple/recurrent infections due to excessive moisture. Infection in the axilla and groin may need antibiotic treatment and removal of ingrown hair, if present. ...Read more

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I have a boil on armpits and I want to know what can I do to make it go away without lancing it any in store meds or home remedies?

Most boils R staph_: -A, & require antibiotics or drainage. If it is improving, U can wait, but inevitably U will succumb 2the knife, as even though it's better or quiescent the buggers R still there planing their next round of attack. Best option is 2 get a general surgery consult & bite the bullet. ...Read more

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What is the usual treatment of reoccurred boil's under arm pits?

What is the usual treatment of reoccurred boil's under arm pits?

Drainage: And antibiotics. If it recurs, you might need to have the entire area excised. Ask a surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment for a boil in arm pit?

What are the best treatment for a boil in arm pit?

See Surgeon: Many a times it is sweat gland infection (hydradenitis suppurativa). But, it may a boil. You should see a surgeon and let him/her treat you. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for boils?

Warm compresses: A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. Use warm compresses. The relaxed and gently heated pore will release the pus underneath and bring relief. Do not poke the boil with a needle. Staph infections may occur with home treated boils. Keep your skin clean and watch out for minor skin cuts. ...Read more

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Best remedy home remedy for shingles on your armpit?

Best remedy home remedy for shingles on your armpit?

None: You need to get treated. Treatment for shingles is far more successful the earlier you start. Also, be sure to stay away from any that is pregnant, or other people with impaired immune systems. ...Read more

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Home remedy for boil on vaginal lip?

No: This needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy for boils and acne cysts?

Get a real Rx: Cystic acne is a serious, chronic disease that you cannot manage by home remedies. Usually it requires isotretinoin. If this affects a young person for whom you are responsible, it would be a terrible mistake not to take them to get scientific treatment. Leaving junior scarred will be a cause for lifelong resentment. Please do what you must. Thanks for understanding. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy to get rid of a black boil?

Blackhead or boil?: If you have a blackhead, there are any number of cosmetic products that claim to help remove them. If you have a boil, warm compresses (don't burn yourself!) may be applied to focus your body's immune system on it. Draw a circle around periphery of boil. If boil expands beyond circle, then go see doc to get it drained. Or go see doc if pain increases beyond what can be managed w/OTC pain relief. ...Read more

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Painful boils after bee sting on toe. What is a good home remedy to use?

Painful boils after bee sting on toe. What is a good home remedy to use?

In this situation: I would not recommend a home remedy. See a foot doc. Something's should be left for a doctor to tend to. This is one of them. ...Read more

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I have many boils on my penis for some 4-5 months. ....how to get rid of it? ...should I consult a doctor or is there any home remedy for it? ...please

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I have many boils on my penis for some 4-5 months. ....how to get rid of it? ...should I consult a doctor or is there any home remedy for it? ...please

See urologist...: If indeed they're recurrent boils, those are usually related with recurrent infected sebaceous cysts, which are prone to develop in few men. To get rid of them is possible. But you should seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely to balance and decide medical necessity and professional possibilities. So, go to see Doc and don't cut yourself. And there is no effective home remedy available... ...Read more

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27 yrs female, having small lump in armpit for two days. It pains & can't stretch my hand. Wat it couldbe & anything serious? Is there any home remedy?

27 yrs female, having small lump in armpit for two days. It pains & can't stretch my hand. Wat it couldbe & anything serious? Is there any home remedy?

Folliculitis: Most likely it is an infected hair follicle that forms a little abscess. Warm moist heat may help but most likely it will need to be seen by a doctor and possibly drained and treated with an antibiotic as well. Good health. ...Read more

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Very painful boils in armpits?

Sounds like HS: Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammation of the apocrine glands and can be very painful. There are many treatments with some success. ...Read more

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What brings about boils in your armpits?

What brings about boils in your armpits?

Armpit boils: Boils of the armpit or "axillary" region develop from a number of things. Some of those include the large amount of sweat glands in the armpits, the high moisture related to the region, as well as poor hygiene in the armpits which increases the amount of bacteria and debris within the armpit. ...Read more