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How To Get Rid Of Boils On Your 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
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
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
Ihad boils on my testical. Which type of doctor should I go an check. Now its gone but I have got many marks on myboth thigh how to get rid of it?
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
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
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
I have a line of pimples or boils on my theigh. What should I do to get rid of it and what would have caused them?
You should: See a healthcare provider sooner than later since these "lines" of pimples or boils could actually be a staph or strep infection that is about to get worse. Any symptoms of heat, redness, fever, worsening pain, or angry-looking skin are worrisome for these nasty bacterial infections. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I'm 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: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin inflammation marked by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions). The lesions often enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may result after several recurrences. Antibiotics taken for a long time early in the disease help fight infection and may prevent future outbreaks or prevent the disease from worsening. ...Read more
I have all these boils and pimples on my inner thighs. They have left scars and are really ugly, please help me as to what I can do to get rid of them?
This warrants: Medical attention.Get a more detailed answer ›
How old?: Is it a few months old? After a year or 2 it will fade. ...Read more
How to get rid of boil on thigh. Warm compresses not helping, area is more red and inflamed? Boil first formed 4 days ago.
See doctor: If a warm compress is not working after 3-4 days, then you need to see a doctor so that they can lance and drain the infection. Then, you'll get antibiotics to take. Without breaking the walls surrounding the infection, the antibiotics may not be able to penetrate through. You'll still do warm compresses to improve blood flow to the area. ...Read more
Drainage: Drainage is the fastest way to get rid of them. Bleach bath and hibiclens soap might make them stay away. ...Read more
If you have: Multiple, chronic boils - then it is likely that more than good hygiene is needed. I would get a formal medical evaluation to get to the cause of this. ...Read more
Boils: To treat a boil with a warm compress and tea tree oil, pour 4 teaspoons of very hot water in a bowl. Add 2 drops of tea tree oil. Take a cotton ball or piece of gauze and place it in the water. Swirl it around to moisten it and apply it directly to the boil. If this does not work see your doctor to lance the boil and be placed on antibiotics. ...Read more
Warm compresses: If small, start w/ warm compresses, they can sometimes drain on their own, while waiting for an appt with the doc. Do not try to pop, squeeze or cut into them. I suggest seeing your doctor if you're not seeing a head to the boil, there's a lot of redness, pain, or you're having fevers. ...Read more
Boils: Boils are abscesses caused by bacteria producing pus like staphylococcus. Some people are prone to them because their immune system does not protect them and they carry the bacteria in their noses and skin. It requires antibiotics orally, drainage of the abscess and topical antibiotics in the nose against staphylococcus. Usually recurs. ...Read more
Boils: Mmay be colonized with MRSA (methacillin resistent staph aureus) or other staph. Wash daily, clean clothes, wash after sweating. Can try Hibiclens - sold in pharmacies- used in the hospital prior to surgery. Decreases bacterial count. Use 1-2 x/wk (do not use in eyes, mouth mucus membranes or genitals). Would just also check CBC, immunoglobulins, sed rate. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
Best way to get rid of boils/cysts from labia lips and boils from breasts? They don't hurt an I don't know u got them till I wash myself or check.
Exam: I would definitely get an exam from a doctor for both of these areas. Boils or cysts on breasts always need to be examined to rule out breast cancer. A boil is typically an infection, a cyst may or may not be, thus treatment is different for each. But definitely get an exam as wouldn't want to miss anything important. Good luck! ...Read more
Boils on my anus years from now only used emuaid oitment it helps but I wanna get rid of it help please?
Due to Fistula: See colo-rectal surgeon for fistulotomyGet a more detailed answer ›
I have boils on my back. They pain and they contain white stuff. Some of them are big. I have a lot. How do I get rid of them?
This sounds like: It may be serious. Would recommend medical evaluation vice home care. ...Read more
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