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Itchy Boils On 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
At first I noticed this stuff that looks like a boil behind my head, then its grew to my neck, they were non itchy but after a few days became itchy?
Sebaceus: Cyst, perhaps infected. If it hurts, have it checked. ...Read more
My head is overtaken by boils bringing out pus and itchy after taking medications prescribed by a dermatologist for a persistent skin condition?
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
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
Past few months, a lot of skin issues. Infected ingrown hair and pimples, start small, progress to boils. Severely dry itchy skin on elbows. Could there be an underlying cause?
Need Culture: You need to have a culture of the "pustular" type lesions. ...Read more
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
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
My kid is 2.10years of age. A week back he said he was felling very itchy on his left butt and next day morning he had boils and now they are painful?
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
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
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
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 have a large marble sized boil/pimple/bug bite on my inner thigh. Noticed 2 days ago and today its very red around and very painful/itchy.?
SEE YOU PCP SOONEST!
THIS INFECTION COULD SPREAD. . .
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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?
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?
I have a boil near my anus it drained 2 days ago now it is crusty and hard a little sore and itchy how or what can I do to make it go away thank you?
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
I've been getting frequent red itchy boils on the vaginal lips which ooze out a bloody discharge if I try to break them. Sometimes there're thin cuts.?
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
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
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
Hi. I have itchy lumps on my armpits. First stated as boils and I have been to the doc twice. This time my armpit is sore and when I touch the lump its aldo sore. What could it be?
Infection/inflamma: A painful lump in the armpit is likely an infection. Is the skin red? Does the lump feel like a small bag of fluid? Oil glands in the armpit can become infected, and may require antibiotics or opening and draining, a surgical procedure best done by a trained professional. Heat may help the immune system fight such infections. ...Read more
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?
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
Right after unprotected sex w/ bf of 4 mos., broke out in itchy hives around vagina and boils on groin, buttocks, and thighs??
I had protected sex with a prostitute recently, I have lots of red itchy boils with white tips when burst leak watery substance. Do I have HIV or std?
Maybe: Go and get tested. And the boils may not have anything to do with your sexual activities. See a doctor. ...Read more
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 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
Red blotches in pubic area last week I developed a boil it drained and what not, then I woke up and had a bump in my pubic area around a hair follicle, along with 3 red spots (not raised or itchy) I went to the hospital because I was afraid it was an in
Make: Make sure to follow up with your doctor. You may have a resistant form of staph. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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