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How Do I Get Rid Of A Painful Boil In The Pelvic Region
Pilonidal cyst: A pilonidal cyst is an abnormal pocket originating in the skin that usually contains hair, skin debris and other abnormal tissue. A pilonidal cyst is almost always located near the tailbone at the top of the cleft of the buttocks. The term "pilonidal" comes from the latin words for hair ("pilus") and nest ("nidus"). The only way to remove this lesion is by surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risky! Worth it?: It is nearly impossible to eliminate scars here. Attempts at removing scar will likely produce more scar and therefore allowing time for the body to mature the existing scar tissue is probably best, l in rare instances where this may cause other problems such as infertility or pain intervention may be worth the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Boil on right pubic region near thigh,was quite large, now very small nearly non existant, keeps recurring in the same place. How do i get rid of it?
How can I get rid of an ingrown hair in vaginal region? Doesn't hurt or itch but its not appealing. Started as an ingrown hair now looks like a boil
Large boobs and i get painful boils in between them, what is causing this, what can i do to prevent them and how do i get rid of the scars they leave?
Acne: You are describing either a skin infection called folliculitis, which occurs in people with oily skin with increased bacteria on their skin, in situations of moisture, or in those who have acne. Folliculitis and acne both cause scars. I would seek consultation with a dermatologist to see if topical or oral antibiotic therapy can prevent outbreaks and treat current infections. ...Read more
Heat: I typically tell my patients to put a cup of uncooked rice into a sock. Tie off the end of the sock & place in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Rice is a terrific insulator of heat. Apply the sock to the boil for 5 seconds and pull away once it gets too hot. Repeat the process for a total of 20 minutes. Perform 3-4x/day until it resolves. If it continues to worsen, go to the er. ...Read more
I often get large painful bumps on my pelvis area. They resemble blood blisters and they always go away without treatment. Why do I get them?
I have what i thought to be a boil in my pelvic region (feels deep and hard) i have tried lancing to no avail...i am unsure of what it could be?
Please see your doc: Without actually seeing it, you may very well have a small abscess that may need to be properly treated, possibly even drained. I do not recommend trying to lance it yourself, as there may be loculations that need to be explored and you could infect yourself or injure yourself further. Please see your doctor right away so it can get taken care of. (sorry, I can't find a pic of the pelvis and boil) ...Read more
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