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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Hi, I have 2 boils (?) on my breasts and one on my stomach. After a while they have turned black, why is this? H

Hi, I have 2 boils (?) on my breasts and one on my stomach. After a while they have turned black, why is this? H

Dark pigmentatioon: After any inflamation your body usually has hyperpigmentatin. Once your infection is completely cleraed try applying vitamin E locally. ...Read more

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I have two boils on my breasts and one on my stomach, they are purple/black and have been there for 2months approx. This is not the first time.?

I have two boils on my breasts and one on my stomach, they are purple/black and have been there for 2months approx. This is not the first time.?

Necrotic tissue: This may represent dead (necrotic) tissue that is sometimes seen with infection with community acquired methicillin-resistant staphylocccicus aureus, (ca-mrsa). Have yourself seen by a medical professional to have these incised and drained; antibiotics may be given to "mop up" the infection. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my right breast. It's popped by itself. What should I do. What does it mean?

Boil: If the boil does not resolve, you need to see your doctor for oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have boils on my breast and stomach area and when I bust them it leaves a small pin hole. Do I need to worry?

I have boils on my breast and stomach area and when I bust them it leaves a small pin hole. Do I need to worry?

Doctor can check: Boils are not normal to have. They are bacterial infections. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can check to see if antibiotic treatment and testing of the boils are needed. If the "boils" are just acne, then there is less urgency to the symptoms; but if they are bigger than acne or more frequent than acne, antibiotic treatment will likely be needed. ...Read more

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I have a boil like cyst that reoccurs on the outside under both my breasts and it irritates the surrounding area what is this?

Folliculitis…: Is possible. If these are recurrent is possibly caused by staph bacteria and increasingly more common a specific type of staph bacteria called MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus). If this is the case it can be treated with an oral antibiotic and often the concomitant use of an antibiotic ointment intranasally. Occasionally these have to be drained surgically. ...Read more

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I have a boil like bump up under my left breast. A little pus drainage and a little sore. Should it be of concern?

I have a boil like bump up under my left breast. A little pus drainage and a little sore. Should it be of concern?

Abscess: Yes. It sounds like you have an abscess. It needs to be opened and drained. I would apply heat and get in to see a dr. As soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have 40+ boils (in various stages) on my breasts and armpits. All are infected I think. It started as one then spread like crazy. There are red lines from the worst ones. Could this be acne inversa? & what's the chances of sepsis from this??

I have 40+ boils (in various stages) on my breasts and armpits. All are infected I think. It started as one then spread like crazy. There are red lines from the worst ones. Could this be acne inversa? & what's the chances of sepsis from this??

Sepsis possible!: These streaks are concerning for a spreading infection! Sepsis is definitely possible. Please schedule an appointment today. If this is not possible then go to your nearest ER! Get help now! We can point you to the best help in a Prime Consult now. ...Read more

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I had a boil on my breast an it recently poped an drain brownish stinky pus and now there is a hole what should I do?

I had a boil on my breast an it recently poped an drain brownish stinky pus and now there is a hole what should I do?

Get examined: Hopefully, you did not pop this by squeezing it; however, the hole you describe is an abscess cavity and must be examined and possibly treated with antibiotics ...Read more

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I had a boil on my breast, it had to be cut. Now a lump is there, everything drained out! Will it go away?

Talk to surgeon: You need to be checked by the doc that did the drainage. It likely will resolve - after it is emptied, it takes time for the inflammation to easy off.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Pains under left breast. I don't think it's a boil. What else could it be if its not a boil?

Pains under left breast. I don't think it's a boil. What else could it be if its not a boil?

YEAST: Intertrigenous areas such as under the breasts, fat folds, under arms, etc. Are prone to developing yeast infections in the follicles of your skin because these areas often remain warm and moist. Try some Monistat on the area and see if it imroves. However, any pain or new lesion/growth needs to be examined by your doctor to make sure it is not something more serious/ominous. The body always warns. ...Read more

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A boil appeared on my right breast and it is paining too. It's there for past 3 days and surrounding the boil, the skin has become red. I?

A boil appeared on my right breast and it is paining too. It's there for past 3 days and surrounding the boil, the skin has become red. I?

See your doc: Please see your doc; while small boils can sometimes drain on their own, many needed to be drained in the clinic. Also you might need antibiotics to help with the skin infection. Please see your doc soon, especially if you're having fever, chills or muscle aches. ...Read more

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I have a painful red lump in the crease under my breast should I be worried or is it a boil?

Get it looked at.: Your concern that it is a boil is quite founded. However, unless one looks at it, it is hard to be sure and more importantly, if it is a boil it may requiring an incision and drainage. This is something where a doctor will be able to help you. ...Read more

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I'm 17, recently there was like a boil bump under nipple area, but its slowly going away. Now that breast looks bigger then the other, is it normal? :' (

I'm 17, recently there was like a boil bump under nipple area, but its slowly going away. Now that breast looks bigger then the other, is it normal? :' (

Normal: It is not uncommon for young women to have their breasts develop unevenly during puberty. You may not have noticed it until you had furuncle under nipple. I would not be concerned. Take care! ...Read more

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Can I use lidocaine jelly on a boil on the side of my breast?? Its very tender and swollen and very red

Yes: I think that would be fine. However you probably should get that checked out to make sure you don't need to have an I and D done. ...Read more

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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