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I Keep Getting Boils Under My Arm
Armpit boils: Boils of the armpit or "axillary" region and groin develop from a number of things. Some of those include the large amount of sweat glands in the armpits and groin, the high moisture related to the region, chafing common to those regions, as well as poor hygiene, which can increase the amount of bacteria and debris within the regions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne or Infection: Boils in the underarms could be from and infection or related to acne. One should be cultured to rule out infection. If related to acne, various treatments may help including benzoyl peroxide, and topical and oral antibiotics. In severe cases of a condition called hidradenitis suppurative, surgery may be the best option. ...Read more
I keep getting boils under my arm pits and around my vigina and I have constant ictching under my Brest's what could it be and how can I get rid of it?
?: The itching under your breast is likely a fungal infection. It's a favorite place for Candida ( a fungus) to live. The recurrent boils suggest deficient immunity. A common denominator can be diabetes and you should be checked for that. Your ability to fight infection should be evaluated. ...Read more
Buttock boils: Boils of the buttocks region develop from a number of things. Some of those include the the high moisture related to the region, as well as poor hygiene and proximity of the buttock to the rectum, which increases the amount of bacteria and debris within the buttocks area. This provides a great environment for boils to develop. ...Read more
Boils: Usually respond to warm compresses that bring them to head, causes them to pop & drain. When draining, keep area clean. Because of location, may need to see doc for incision & drainage , dressing & antibiotics (especially if you get them often). Do not squeeze them as that can force infection deeper. ...Read more
Several causes: There are be several causes and sometimes irregularities in the subcutaneous tissue are actually normal. Are the lumps painful or tender? If you are concerned and if they are painful then see a doctor. ...Read more
I keep getting painful itchy knot under my arm after I use my deodorant I have switched numerous deodorants and still have the same problem?
Hydradenitis: You may have an inflammatory condition called hydradenitis suppurativa which begins in the hair follicles and can result in locally swollen lymph glands and in complex abscess formation. It also tends to run in families. Do get checked - for this, and for other possible causes. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Carriage: You have staph on the surfaces of your skin, probably conveyed there from nasal carriage. You can try to minimize this by using bactoban (mupirocin) in your nose and washing and bathing exclusively with chlorhexadine containing soaps, but this will only eliminate carriage in about 50% of cases. The other possibility is that combing aggressively or scratching, etc. Is producing breaks in skin. ...Read more
Cannot be answered: without photo documentation. Call a dermatologist or your PCP for an exam. ...Read more
Here are some...: Without more detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + a direct look & palpation, it is still hard to tell precisely what they may be although clinicaly these may just be inborn hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles or cysts; so, they are no curable and require no care. To verify these, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many possible reason...Damage to the nerves (such as with diabetic neuropathy), a pinched nerve in the back (such as with sciatica and radiculopathy), blockages in the arteries (such as claudication in smokers), blockages in the veins (such as with edema or stasis from being overweight), etc. This is a common complaint that your doctor should be able to help you figure out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I do get big boils starts and get bigger alwats under arm area groin and under breast where it sweats?
HS: This could be hydradenitis suppurativa. Ask your ob/gyn about this with an examination of the areas. ...Read more
Why do I keep getting boils all over my body it keep leaving ugly marks I have them on my breast also?
Need photos: If you are developing "boils" in the hair bearing areas i.e.axillas.groins,breasts, vulva and/or perineum you may have Hidradenitis Suppurativa which is a skin condition that affects apocrine sweat glands. You should be evaluated by a physician who will be able to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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