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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