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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?

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

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 am getting boils one after another, one will clear and another will pop up under my left arm, never had this before, have been cleaning, & cream?

I am getting boils one after another, one will clear and another will pop up under my left arm, never had this before, have been cleaning, & cream?

Not sure what the?: Heat/occlusion usuall culprits. Never use powders as well. Would visit pmd for topical and maybe systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am getting boils on my scalp, arm pits, and on skin. What could be the cause for this?

I am getting boils on my scalp, arm pits, and on skin. What could be the cause for this?

MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus, a bacteria, can cause boils in those areas on the skin. You should see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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My hubby n I r getting boils/cysts under arms, butts and genitals on/off for 3yrs. How 2 make this go away. Had meds, antibacterial soaps, clean ppl!

My hubby n I r getting boils/cysts under arms, butts and genitals on/off for 3yrs. How 2 make this go away. Had meds, antibacterial soaps, clean ppl!

Takes some time: Sounds like you 2 may be colonized with bacteria causing these boils. Try usi g hibiclens wash (sold at most drug stores) daily for 2 weeks to clear the colonization. Another option is taking a bleach bath (1/2 cup bleach) in an entire tub of bath water 2 or 3 times a week. This may decrease or eliminate this problem. Also be sure not to share personal hygiene items. ...Read more

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I've been getting boils under my arms and I did some research and found out silver sulfadiazine cream is used for boils. I have some in my home and used it last night and it made the hard sore knots under my arms soft and a lot less painful. What does t

I've been getting boils under my arms and I did some research and found out silver sulfadiazine cream is used for boils. I have some in my home and used it last night and it made the hard sore knots under my arms soft and a lot less painful. What does t

Recurrent boils: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. The symptoms of MRSA depend on where you're infected. Most often, it causes mild infections on the skin, like sores or boils. But it can also cause more serious skin infections All skin infections may not be MRSA. A proper evaluation by your doctor is warranted. ...Read more

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Boils underneath my arm pit. I get boils more than one underneath both arm pits. Have tried the prescribed cream and pills. Nothing has worked for me.

Hidradenitis?: It sounds like you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic inflammatory condition that typically involves the armpits or groin. It's not primarily an infection, so antibiotic ointments or pills usually don't help very much. Discuss it with your doctor. If s/he is unfamiliar with HA, see a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a big boil under my arm?

I&D: You probably need to have it incised and drained. ...Read more

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I have boils. I get them in my buttocks, waist, & arm pit. What is causing this and what can I do?

I have boils. I get them in my buttocks, waist, & arm pit. What is causing this and what can I do?

Staph: Likely recurrent staph infection. This is often present in households. Once you have a boil, it has to be drained. A culture can be obtained to confirm staph. Make sure everyone in the family is making an effort to treat it. There is a soap solution called Hibiclens and often placing an antibiotic ointment inside the nose for 1-2 weeks will help. Wash all sheets and clothing. All the best. ...Read more

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My dad went to Dr today for a a large boil on his arm that has red ring around it, was told it was folliculitus Should he get 2nd opinion?

Yes.: Boils are collections of pus under the surface of the skin. If they are mature, they can be lanced (drained) in the clinic. If they are not mature, options include antibiotics, warm compresses, and watchful waiting. Many boils (also called abscesses) start out as a simple folliculitis, an inflammation of a hair follicle. If your dad received neither drainage nor antibiotic, seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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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

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! ...Read more

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I have boils under my arms. How doi get rid of them?

Please see your: Physician or a dermatologist promptly to address this problem. ...Read more

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Can I be put to sleep if I get a boil under my arm lanced?

Can I be put to sleep if I get a boil under my arm lanced?

Axillary boil: Depends on size, location, and preference of your surgeon with whom u discuss the procedure in detail. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the smell from a boil under your arm?

See a dermatologist: Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Chronically inflamed epidermal cyst? Ingrown hair? You need attention, possibly surgery. ...Read more

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I get boils under my arms and bikini area. Anything I can do to stop them??

Boils: These are commonly due to infection with Staph aureus, often MRSA. You need to be seen by a doctor, the boil cultured and treated with antibiotics if proven to be infectious, and if due to Staph you should have attempts made to decolonize yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a boil under my arm and the pain is severe but im not sure if its bad enough to get checked out?? I feel like my lymph nodes may be swollen

Boil handled locally: If boil does not enlarge and is managed locally it should resolve. Most infections here are from skin appendages such as sebaceous cyst that is infected, a sweat gland infection or from hair follicle. Warm soaks, antibiotics if temp present should bring lesion down. If not incisional drainage may be needed. ...Read more

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I often get boils under my arms. Near the hair. And mostly between my thighs. I know I need to properly cleanse myself buy why do they comeback so fast?

Genetics: You probably have a condition called hidradenitis suppurative. It is probably in your genes. It is not something that you did. It is a disorder of the apocrine
glands and can cause scarring. Need good local hygiene, weight reduction can help, antiperspirant agents, loose clothing, antibiotics such as tetracycline,
intralesional steroids, propecia, (finasteride) biologic therapy,
surgical excision ...Read more

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I get boils under my arms and in my groin area, what can I use to get rid of those for good?

I get boils under my arms and in my groin area, what can I use to get rid of those for good?

Antibiotic: Boils are purulent bacterial infections of hair follicles, groin and axilla are conductive to multiple/recurrent infections due to excessive moisture. Infection in the axilla and groin may need antibiotic treatment and removal of ingrown hair, if present. If the boils are recurrent you should get checked out for predisposing factors like diabetes or immune deficiency. ...Read more

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I get what appears to be boils or abcesses under my arms and in bikini area. Thu are very painful and and leave ugly scars. What an I do to prevent?

See below: If you shave these areas try not to shave. Them. If you must shave wash the areas with an anti-bacterial soap before and after shaving, as well as use a new razor, or blade each tie. Also see your doctor to see if there is ay other reason for you to keep getting the boils. ...Read more

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Should I go get checked out because of a boil? About a month and 2 weeks ago I got several boils two under my left arm, one under my right arm, one on my lower left thigh, and one on my upper right thigh. I went to the emergency room and I got medication

Multiple boils: Your condition requires immediate attention. You may have a staph infection that you are spreading from one area to another. You should have a culture taken so that a proper antibiotic can be administered. You should also have your immune globulins checked. It is possible that they may be low and could be responsible for you frequent outbreak of boils the medication you are on may not be right one. ...Read more

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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

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Hi I've had these lumps on my buttocks and arms and they look like boils but no pus but its really itchy how do I get rid of them?

Lumps: Those bumps may indeed be abscesses. Seek immediate help from your doctor. Those bumps may represent a staph infection and you need immediate treatment. ...Read more

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I've like got two mrsa boils on my right arm-pit that are very red & sore, do yaa think I should get to the ER in a couple of days to be lanced?

Difficult to answer: I'd suggest using HealthTap Prime or talking w/ ur regular doctor abt when to lance the boils. There's a lot of factors to consider, like if ur having symptoms, how big r the boils, if u've had boils like this b4 (somewhere else), if u've been on antibiotics, & underlying diseases that u may have (or family tendency). How do u know it's MRSA? Boils r due in part to infx/hygiene, partly to genetics ...Read more

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I hav 2strands of hair coming from a single hair folicule on my legs arm. Underarms and back could this be causeing the numerous cyst or boils I get?

I hav 2strands of hair coming from a single hair folicule on my legs arm. Underarms and back could this be causeing the numerous cyst or boils I get?

Cysts: Cysts usually start from a clogged hair follicle. The dead skin and oil have nowhere to go, so the follicle swells and fills up with the matetial. These are harmless, although they can rupture under the skin resulting in inflammation, pain, tenderness, and possible drainage. ...Read more

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I have a boil the size of a quarter on my armpit and its very red and sore. Some of the red goes up my arm. Cant get to a doctor for five days?

Go to ER: You have a spreading infection which can become very serious if not treated promptly- the later the harder. Go to an urgent care center or ER now. Don't wait another day ...Read more