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Home Remedies For Boils Under Armpits
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got the IUD&since then been getting boils in my arm pits. Is there a correlation? Wht can I do to prevent &/or remedy boils? Tea tree oil NT effectv
Drainage: And antibiotics. If it recurs, you might need to have the entire area excised. Ask a surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more
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
I had a boil under my arm and it got big and really hurt so I open it and a lot of blood and pus came out and now I have another one is starting I am an afro american female. Could it be pseudofelickulitis what treatment do you recomend?
I: I can't diagnose your conditions. However, I recommend that you see a dermatologist who can determine if you have hydradenitis supprativa or some other type of infection. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Treatment for excessive sweating in armpit area. ..tried OTC aluminium containing anti perspirants already are there any at home tips I can try?
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?
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
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