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How To Keep Boils From Coming Back
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
Predisposing factors: Boils are bacterial infections of hair follicles, usually staph. Drainage from one boil can infect nearby hair follicles, especially in the presence of predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. Get checked out to rule out predisposing factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abscesses: These need to be treated with incision and drainage combined with antibiotics directed against the causative organism(s). If despite this they recur you are probably colonized in your nose and throat and the surface of your skin and use of mupirocin ointment and chlorhexidine containing soaps may be beneficial in trying to combat this. See an Infectious Diseases expert. Good luck. ...Read more
Hygiene and : avoidance of areas likely to have strep. Streptococcal species are ubiquitous and we rely on our immune response and hygiene to protect us from these pathogenic bacteria. When we are infected, antibiotics can be considered. So, the answer is be healthy and clean. Hand wash, etc. ...Read more
Tonsillitis: If you keep getting tonsillitis, most likely, your tonsils are actually causing the problem. This is because you have deep pits or crypts in the tonsils that can harbor infection. Once that happens more than 4 times in a year or you have a few episodes every year for 3 years, you should probably consider having them removed. Best to see an ENT who can review your medical history and do surgery. ...Read more
Good question: Bv may happen without a known reason. However, things you can do--after being treated and clered of bv----be in a monogamous relationship. Next, consider using condoms for a while. If you are experimenting with sexual practices/acts/toys, anal intercourse, etc, perhaps you want to stop for a while and see what happens. Practice good personal hygiene. Consider no underwear or cotton undies. ...Read more
Tips: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Condoms: Pid, pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by an infection. The diagnosis is based on cultures, physical exam, and imaging studies such as pelvic ultrasound and cat scans. Left untreated, the damage can be permanent. Condoms are helpful but not fool proof. To be certain, have your partner tested before having sex. ...Read more
Bed Bugs: It takes a lot of work - but it will be worth it. Please get list of to do's on this site: <a href="http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/</a>. To prevent re-infestation.Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag & dispose of bag. Next, use a steam cleaner everywhere. Use a. ...Read more
The blister on my heel pop said there's pus coming out of it what do I do to keep from getting infected?
If there is pus...: It already is infected. It needs to be drained and cleaned for the infection to go away. If it spreads into the deeper tissue, you will need to take an antibiotic to get rid of it. Use warm water soaks with some epsom salts, dish soap, or even a splash of vinegar (most bacteria aren't that tolerant of an acid environment). Keep the pus draining out of the hole that's already there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hyperhydrosis . . .: Not an easy problem, for many people. Simple measure would be to first try Drysol--used to be prescription, now OTC, I believe. If this fails and the problem is severe, there is a prescription medication that you could try, but there are risks of side-effects, so please discuss with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more
Outer ear: Your inner ear can't get blackheads since it's a nerve structure deep inside your head. If you mean inside your ear canal, have an ENT look for skin conditions and tell you more. Don't insert anything inside the ear canal to scratch/pop the bumps; you can get a bad infection. ...Read more
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