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How can I get rid of boils on the inner thigh?

How can I get rid of boils on the inner thigh?

You need a doctor: Most 'boils' are due to staphylococcus bacteria infecting the skin.Pus forms below the skin which swells to form a painful boil.Sometimes streptococci & pseudomonas may cause boils.Often the 'boil' can be cured by a special drainage procedure performed by your doctor.If the surrounding area is red & angry antibiotics are needed. If untreated the infection can spread to the blood & become dangerous. ...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 to do if I have these bumps and boils on my inner thighs are there any ways to get rid of them?

What to do if I have these bumps and boils on my inner thighs are there any ways to get rid of them?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition that features pea-sized to marble-sized lumps under the skin. Also known as acne inversa, these deep-seated lumps typically develop where skin rubs together such as the armpits, groin, between the buttocks and under the breasts. Treatment is with antibiotics, cortisone injections, or biologics. ...Read more

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I have boils on the outside inner leg by my vagina. Or in grown hairs, don't really know how to get rid of them?

It's difficult: If it's recurring boils, you probably are carrying a bad bacteria on the skin. This area is especially prone. Don't shave. You could try an antibacterial wash only a couple times / week (every day is too much - the bugs just get resistant to the wash!) & keepthe skin well moisturized, but also try to wear loose-fitting clothes to keep dry. Surgery to remove the chronic infection works best. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of boils on a child's skin?

How do you get rid of boils on a child's skin?

Antibiotics: Usually caused by staph or other bacterial infection. Warm compresses help with the inflammation. Apply topical antibiotics. See a doctor for possible cultures to determine what kind of bacteria is causing the infection. May need oral antibiotics. Use antibacterial soap. Keep clean. Doctor may need to lance or drain the boils. ...Read more

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How to get rid of boils on my face?

How to get rid of boils on my face?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. Boils will need a bacterial culture and internal antibiotics for treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of boils on my bum? I've always had them and also been self concious. How can I prevent them?

Boils: Antibiotics are often used to eliminate any accompanying bacterial infection, especially if there is an infection of the surrounding skin. However, antibiotics are not needed in every situation. In fact, antibiotics have difficulty penetrating the outer wall of an abscess well and often will not cure an abscess without additional surgical drainage. ...Read more

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Im a 28 yr old black female. I get boils on my inner thighs every now and then . How do I prevent boils. How do I treat boils without popping them?

Im a 28 yr old black female. I get boils on my inner thighs every now and then . How do I prevent boils. How do I treat boils without popping them?

Hidradenitis suppura: Hidradenitis is a common condition of sweat glands inflammation followed by infection ... Due the blocked up secretions especially is areas of repeated friction with accumulation of moisture. No treatment will completely cure it and you will get recurrent glare up's we sometimes treat with prolonged antibiotics in low dose to prevent superimposed infections. ...Read more

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I have a big boil on my thigh. How do I get rid of it?

I have a big boil on my thigh. How do I get rid of it?

Incision & drainage: Either your doc or someone who feels comfortable lancing it and putting you on an appropriate antibiotic and follow up. ...Read more