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I am a woman of 35 an keep getting these boils in between my butt checks an keep coming back I don't eat many sweets an don't take medication?

I am a woman of 35 an keep getting these boils in between my butt checks an keep coming back I don't eat many sweets an don't take medication?

MRSA: This is most likely due to MRSA (staph bacteria resistant to methicillin) living on your skin (colonization) and causing infection from time to time. You need a regimen to clear this colonization which usually includes bleach baths or hibiclens for every household member for a whole week, plus Mupirocin to everybody's nostrils.

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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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I have a boil that keep coming back... Why is that?

I have a boil that keep coming back... Why is that?

Needs to be treated: It needs to be properly incised and drained if it is same area. A culture and appropriate antibiotics will help. Lastly you may be colonized with recurrent staph infection which may need a combination antibiotic treatment dpending on culture results.

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I have chronic boils that go away and seem to come back constantly. What can I do?

I have chronic boils that go away and seem to come back constantly. What can I do?

MRSA: Your recurrent boils may represent an infection with MRSA. These often occur in families so it is important that everyone be treated. The bacteria is often carried in the nasal passages. In addition to treating the boil, using an antibacterial soap and applying intranasal Bactroban may help.

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I am getting boils every where iner thy croch. What can I do to stop this they are very pain full and after the boil pops im still left with the sack under my skin so they keep coming back. Do I need to have them cut out.?

I am getting boils every where iner thy croch. What can I do to stop this they are very pain full and after the boil pops im still left with the sack under my skin so they keep coming back. Do I need to have them cut out.?

MRSA / impetigo?: Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. There is often yellowish crusty material, but pustules and boils can form too. With resistant staph bacteria (mrsa), the infection can be hard to get rid of. Impetigo can spread from person to person, and should be evaluated by a primary care doctor, sometimes with help from an infectious diseases expert. "cysts" may have to be cut out if recurrent.

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Where do boils come from and how can prevent it from coming back? I get a lot on my butt area

Where do boils come from and how can prevent it from coming back? I get a lot on my butt area

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.

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How can I get rid of boils fast and keep them from coming back?

How can I get rid of boils fast and keep them 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.

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What to do if I have a boil in my groin and it keeps coming back. What should I do?

What to do if I have a boil in my groin and it keeps coming back. What should I do?

See your doc.: It's better let your doc dealing with it. Dermatologist is the proper one. You might need surgical removal of it.

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I briefly had boil lik bumps on my Crotch in the last year. They went away for a while and now they seem to have come back, what might have caused it?

Boils in groin: Could be folliculitis, inflammation of hair follicles -and may need topical antibiotic or systemic. especially if you shave, or may be razor burn or bumps. Wash with soap use clean razors, never share towels or razors, Softening with soap and water and moisturizing after could decrease irritation. F/u w/ doc http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/hair-removal/razor-bumps-topic-overview

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Have boil under my armpit had it lance before it keep come back big and painful?

Have boil under my armpit had it lance before it keep come back big and painful?

It probably needs: To be excised/surgically removed. Boils/furuncles are painful pus-filled bumps on the skin resulting from deep infection of a hair follicle usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. A single recurrent furuncle has a greater chance of being eliminated by surgery; multiple boils are much harder to treat. Various infecting organisms, including MRSA, can complicate. Work with Doc/maybe infectious disease

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I have boils on my inner thigh. Mutiple keep coming back, even when I bust them, it is still hard around the area! I don't shave there. How to stop this?

OK: Make sure the clothes that you are wearing are not rubbing, soap and water and a back brush to the skin daily, powder the skin after the shower.

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What causes chronic boil like pimples below the rear jaw on each side? It stopped but I'd like to know to keep it from coming back.

What causes chronic boil like pimples below the rear jaw on each side? It stopped but I'd like to know to keep it from coming back.

Unlikely to return: Pimples/acne are driven by testosterone in both sexes. The level of this hormone goes down with age, therefore your pimples are unlikely to come back. However, you may consult this site for home care for acne, should, God forbid, you get any. Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment

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Recurring boils on my buttocks. Hot compresses used to work before but they keep coming back. Should I be concerned? Which doctor should I see? Thanks

Recurring boils on my buttocks. Hot compresses used to work before but they keep coming back. Should I be concerned? Which doctor should I see? Thanks

Boils and infections: Most common explanation is that you are colonizing Staphylococcus, could be regular Staph or MRSA. After an adequate treatment course of antibiotics you should consider decolonization. If this is been going on for sometime you might consider getting your immune system checked to make sure you don't have an immune deficiency. Getting a culture of the boils may be helpful to identify the bacteria.

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Ok I have boils on my buttock. It keeping coming back but when it come back it comes back in different spots.. .. I really don't know what to do.

Ok I have boils on my buttock. It keeping coming back but when it come back it comes back in different spots.. .. I really don't know what to do.

Folliculitis: Folliculitis most commonly caused by bacteria like staphylococcus, which likes moist, dark, warm and sweaty environment. You can try to minimize recurrence of the boils by keeping area dry, clean, avoid sweating and tight underware. Wash towels in hot water after each use and change sheets every week. You may also try antibacterial soaps, such as chlorhexidine (Hibiclens).

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I do get these boils on the head... It is very painful and does itches a lot. I applied lot of anti bact solutions but it keeps coming back again.

I do get these boils on the head... It is very painful and does itches a lot. I applied lot of anti bact solutions but it keeps coming back again.

Source Control: If extensive, you may need to take an antibiotic by mouth to address your infection. I would also think carefully about what your head is touching- You may just be reinfecting your scalp. Are you using the same hat or pillow or comb or towel without washing or disinfecting these objects prior to their use? Are you leaving scratch marks on your scalp? Did you recently changed your shampoo? Dyeing?

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I have multible boils under arm pit that are painful how to stop them from reoccurring? Could it be the deoderant or boddywash? If I wash with wrong bodywash it comes back if I use the deoderant it will make them come back, I am I starting to get aller

I have multible boils under arm pit that are painful how to stop them from reoccurring? Could it be the deoderant or boddywash? If I wash with wrong bodywash it comes back if I use the deoderant it will make them come back, I am I starting to get aller

This: This is somewhat common and may possibly be either isolate boils or hidradenitis suppurativa. Click on the link below for more information and treatment options about hidradenitis/boils, a condition where one gets deep clogged pores that can form boils, cysts, or scarring lesions in the armpit. I hope that helps!

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Doctor I have a boil it goes and come back for two years now what should I do?

Doctor I have a boil it goes and come back for two years now what should I do?

Surgical removal: For recurring boils (abscesses) like this the only way to get them to not return is to have a doctor remove the capsule. This is not a big surgery and most doctors can do this in the office.

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I have been getting boils alot back to back. Where I have to go to hospital to have them drained. What can I do to pervent it from coming back?

I have been getting boils alot back to back. Where I have to go to hospital to have them drained. What can I do to pervent it from coming back?

Chlorehexidine: Usually I send my patients to Infectious disease clinic to get tested and make sure they have no immunodeficiency causing the recurrence plus they poet there a script for chlorhexidine topical to clean all the skin area once a week or so which could help to reduce the recurrence