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Circular bald spots on my head. Started as a single spot many yrs ago now increasing. Starts with a boil & itchiness then smooth shining skin.

Circular bald spots on my head. Started as a single spot many yrs ago now increasing. Starts with a boil & itchiness then smooth shining skin.

A dermatologist will: Give you a good answer. If it is alopecia he/she will help you deal w/it. Many others have done so successfully. Peace and good health. ...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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What are the painful boils on my armpits? Sometimes they are full of puss and blood, it makes my skin very itchy, its red, and causes discoloration.

What are the painful boils on my armpits? Sometimes they are full of puss and blood, it makes my skin very itchy, its red, and causes discoloration.

Abscess: First no antiperspirants only deodorants
second warm soaks
third call your doctor this condition needs treatment possibly lancing the lesion draining the pus and starting antibiotics. Do this today ...Read more

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16-yo boy itchy all over, small white/pink bumps appearing on skin. Lives in tropical Mex w/ teen athletes. Took antibiotcs 2 wks ago for staph boils?

16-yo boy itchy all over, small white/pink bumps appearing on skin. Lives in tropical Mex w/ teen athletes. Took antibiotcs 2 wks ago for staph boils?

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, oral antibiotics may be needed. GET THE AREA CULTURED TO EVALUATE FOR MRSA. ...Read more

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I have a large bump on the back of my neck at the base of my skull I have severe headaches I have lost middle tone on one side of my face is droop my skin gets itchy then turns bright red I have gotten a couple of like boil type sores cat literally take

I have a large bump on the back of my neck at the base of my skull I have severe headaches I have lost middle tone on one side of my face is droop my skin gets itchy then turns bright red I have gotten a couple of like boil type sores cat literally take

Multiple problems: Not sure that all of these are related. If you truly have one side of your face drooping and have lost hearing then you need to be checked for an acoustic neuroma. This could be part of the problem You need to see your doc soon. I am not sure about the lump on the back of neck but this needs checked out as well. ...Read more

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Hi my age is 32 I have recently got some skin infection I had itchy feeling under my nose on my eyelid on my left shoulder the next day I found the part burning I had small boil or phodi life thing now its paining burning stretchy my face skin has become

Hi my age is 32 I have recently got some skin infection I had itchy feeling under my nose on my eyelid on my left shoulder the next day I found the part burning I had small boil or phodi life thing now its paining burning stretchy my face skin has become

Skin infection: If you have a skin infection that is spreading around your face and shoulder, you should go to your doctor to get the infection cultured. Once a culture is obtained you doctor may start you on an antibiotic. When the culture report returns your doctor can keep you on the antibiotic or change it to a different one depending on the results of the culture. ...Read more

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I've been gettn many small boils with and without a white tip all over. Feel very itchy. Please help me what is this a symptom of? Is it a disease? Help

Many possibilities.: Common causes of itchy rashes like that are viral illnesses, medications, and an allergic reaction to something you came in contact with. Impossible to narrow down further without direct examination. You are clearly worried, so see your doctor or a dermatologist and find out for sure. ...Read more

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My son's havinf ever on and off and has small itchy things appearing on is body and feels very itchy. This seems like heat boils but not sure.

See doctor: He may have a viral exanthem or other rash associated with an underlying infection. He should see a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the red boil like things over my body? They are itchy! Please help! I fear aids!

What are the red boil like things over my body? They are itchy! Please help! I fear aids!

HIV: This is an unlikely presentation of acute HIV infection. Boils should be seen by a doctor. While you are there get tested for HIV and other stds if you have had unprotected sex. Universal testing for all persons admitted to hospital is about to come to pass. Do not neglect this, as it is a very treatable disease, more so when caught early. ...Read more

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Boil in inner thigh burst a few days ago but there is itchy large red area around it that seems to be spreading?

Go in: Go in to see your doctor as it could be infected. Keep the area clean and dry at all times. ...Read more

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Why is my boil itchy? It has drained so the itchiness does it mean that it is healing and what should I do for the itching?

Benedryl cream: Boils itch. If it is swelling up again, it may need to be drained again. Benedryl cream (unless you are allergic to it) should help. ...Read more

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I use to have itchy and small boils in my vaginas 3 days before my period and it goes after period?

I use to have itchy and small boils in my vaginas 3 days before my period and it goes after period?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are difficult to evaluate by description and a wide variety of causes can give small boils. Hormonal changes in the area wtihout infection, a folliculitis from shaving, herpes, contact dermatitis are all possibilities. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen, itchy, red, hot to touch and painful in an area, could this be a boil or something else?

Could be.: It could be a boil, could be something else - like an infection or arthritis in the knee joint. Don't take chances with your knees - if it is something significant, you won't be able to walk without proper treatment. See your doctor and find out for sure what it is. ...Read more

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It looked like a boil but it was itchy so I thought it was a bug bite. Puss has been coming out of it for 3 days it's small / red in my belly button?

It looked like a boil but it was itchy so I thought it was a bug bite. Puss has been coming out of it for 3 days it's small / red in my belly button?

You have ABSCESS: You have an abscess. You have a staph infection until proven otherwise. As advised this is an urgent problem and requires medical care in person at the family medical clinic. Please go get help today. ...Read more

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I have a white slightly painful and itchy, soft boil like thing on the inside of my vaginal lip right at the entrance. I am 20 and I've never had sex.

I have a white slightly painful and itchy, soft boil like thing on the inside of my vaginal lip right at the entrance. I am 20 and I've never had sex.

See your OB/GYN: This could be a Bartholin's gland cyst, I would see you family doctor or OB/GYN to be assessed this may need to be surgically drained, or a small catheter placed in the mass to drain it. In the meantime you can place a warm wet washcloth on the area to encourage draining. If you have pain or fever please be seen sooner. ...Read more

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My 11 months son has red spots or small red boils on his testicals and around but not on his bum. They are not painful but seems like they are itchy coz when I open the diaper he tries to scratch the area. They refuse to go since 4 days I only applied d

Infection: If they are boils it could be a staph infection. These usually require antibiotics.
If they are lesions that are only red and itchy without any lesions that look like they have "pus" in them, it could be a fungal infection, that also requires an anti fungal treatment.
Have him checked by his doctor, change his diaper frequently and keep the area clean. ...Read more

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There's a boil type of thing forming above the tail bone. It's red non-itchy more of burning and hurts to sit. What could I do to get rid of it?

There's a boil type of thing forming above the tail bone. It's red non-itchy more of burning and hurts to sit. What could I do to get rid of it?

Pilonidal Cyst: This could be what is known as a "pilonidal cyst " which is a small congenital persistence of an embryonal structure that normally completely disappears before birth. The "persistent sinus tract" may exist for decades before it ever causes symptoms, but if it becomes infected like your's you should contact a surgeon who can treat it with antibiotics and possibly incision and drainage/ excision. ...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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Red boil-like sore on scrotum. Isn't hurting but it feels irritating. It doesn't feel itchy. Little yellow top. Area around is firm/hard and swollen?

See below: Probable early onset of a boil/furuncle/abscess usually related to an infected hair follicle or sebaceous cyst of the scrotum. At home treatment includes keeping scrotum clean and warm moist compresses to help it either resolve or "come to a head." Manually "squeezing" the boil potentially more harmful than helpful. If worsens, see MD for possible antibiotics and/or incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Right after unprotected sex w/ bf of 4 mos., broke out in itchy hives around vagina and boils on groin, buttocks, and thighs??

Right after unprotected sex w/ bf of 4 mos., broke out in itchy hives around vagina and boils on groin, buttocks, and thighs??

Allergic?: Hives are not always allergic. In this case if they are allergic, they may have been triggered by the condom or lubricant used. People with latex allergy can have hives with latex condoms. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my pubic area im real worried but they don't seem to be an STD they look more like boils and there on my penis I just started using antibiotic cream and they dry out what should I do

It: It sounds like they are responding to the antibiotic cream, however that may not be enough. You are likely dealing with abscesses or boils. Did you recently shave? This is a common precursor to infection. Please visit your doctor because std'd still need to be ruled out. If it is bacterial your doctor may put you on oral antibiotics. It is always best to have a doctor examine you in these types of instances.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Red Rash in armpits with painful swollen Lymph nodes but its not itchy, pimple like blisters, a few boils. Cream not working.

See your doctor ASAP: It is difficult to tell without looking at your rash and examine your armpits. You may need surgical drainage if you have boils or abscess, and antibiotic if you have cellulitis. Please go to see your doctor or urgent care ASAP for definitive diagnosis and specific treatment. ...Read more

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Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

? Eczema: This could be eczema or just plain dry skin (xerosis). See a dermatologist to help you figure this out and recommend a good treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my skin so itchy recently especially in the creases?

Why is my skin so itchy recently especially in the creases?

Eczema: Likely eczema due to dryness or harsh skin care products. Use gentle soaps, lotions after cooler bathing sessions, and try some over the counter steroid cream. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having this itchy thing in my skin. What should I do?

What do you advise if I'm having this itchy thing in my skin. What should I do?

Dry skin: Is the most common cause of itchy skin. Start with a thick moisturizer like aquaphor, or soy based moisturizers, if you are not better see Derm for work up ...Read more

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Itchy and dry skin?

Itchy and dry skin?

Try: Try taking lukewarm baths and applying 1% Hydrocortisone ointment within 3 minutes after getting out of bath or shower to your skin. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my itchy head?

Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy growths all over skin? Aks?

Itchy growths all over skin? Aks?

Difficult to say: Aks are not usually itchy. But they can be. If they are "all over" meaning they are also on skin usually covered by clothing then that makes them less likely to be aks. I would suggest you have them examined. ...Read more

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Why does codeine make your head itchy?

Codeine: Codeine is a narcotic and can cause itchiness. It is thought to be the effect of histamine release. ...Read more

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Head & skin has been really itchy why?

Head & skin has been really itchy why?

Lots of possibilitie: There are many possible reasons for your symptoms. The ones that you will need to be aggressive about and treat are lice or scabies. These are both infestations that feed off your blood and can be spread to others by physical contact. Lice in the scalp can often be seen moving on the hair shafts and nits are seen attached to the hair itself. Scabies has burrows often on the fingers and genitals. ...Read more