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Large Boils Under Arm
Needs surgical drain: At this stage u should c a general surgeon and have it looked at, and b prepared 2 have it opened & drained @ that appointment. Sounds 2 late in the process 4 medication. Cultures will b taken, & u will b started on an antibiotic which may later b changed depending on the result of the cultures & sensitivity testing. ...Read more
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
It probably needs: to be excised/surgically removed.Boils/furuncles are painful pus-filled bumps on the skin resulting from deep infection of a hair follicle usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. A single recurrent furuncle has a greater chance of being eliminated by surgery; multiple boils are much harder to treat.Various infecting organisms, including MRSA, can complicate. Work with Doc/maybe infectious disease ...Read more
I just had blood work done and mind you i had a big boil under my armpit with lots of pus inside it . Well my blood work came back and i had high whit?
High White count: It sounds like you had an abscess, which are not uncommon in the underarm area. A high white count may sometimes be associated, but may be a separate issue. Treatment for the abscess is incision and drainage. Fever, high white count and signs of septicemia may mean antibiotics would be indicated as well, but if related to your abscess the white count should return to normal after drainage. ...Read more
Can an armpit boil cause breast pain? It looks like a pimple. And some have black centers. There not very big. I had just one for 5 years
I have a rather large bump on my armpit that is red, sore, and has a point. It's not a boil. I believe it is an abscess. Should i go to the doctor?
Yes: It is imperative to have the infection treated before it spreads to other tissues. ...Read more
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
I have a boil (I think) under my armpit, it has not come to a head it is hard and red
It's painful/burning if touched or if I hit it with my arm. ?
Cut armpit shaving 30 days ago. Got big boil from it. Took 10 day antibiotics. Finally pooped today. Will this go away finally,should I have removed?
Possibly: Skin infections such as boils can be difficult to get rid of with just antibiotics. If there is still evidence of a boil even after it popped, it may need to be drained by a physician. Fluid can be cultured and appropriate antibiotics can be given. Skin infections commonly caused by the bacteria staph which can be difficult to get rid of. See your MD and you both can decide on further treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I always getting boil under arm when I sweating or under the sun..Is this normal? Where did I get this? I always maintain my persobal hygien..
Recurrent boil: Sounds like you have a cyst that is getting infected. See your fp or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Hello i had incision and drainage under arm for a boil. The cut was 4cm deep. Its been almost 3 months and the wound still oozes some blood and pus.
Hidradenitis suppurativa: You may have hidradenitis suppurativa. This is a chronic infection affecting the apocrine sweat glands. Apocrine glands are found in the armpits, breasts, and gluteal region. Each of the regions can be affected by hidradenitis. It may require chronic suppressive antibiotics. If these fail to resolve the infection, the glands may require surgical removal. Hope this helps ...Read more
8yr old son losing weight, not eating much, boil under arm, twitchy in sleep unable to wake one morning for hour blood fine hospital say it nothing ??
Got a boil on my elbow 5 days ago and tried to pop it multiple times. Just did it again, now there's pain in my wrist and where my arm meets armpit???
Boil: Would be suspicious for infection. You should probably get checked. ...Read more
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?
Warm compress: Apply warm compresses 3 to 4 times a day and it will come to a head and open up on its own or you may have to see a medical practitioner to have it drained. If it comes very often,avoid shaving your armpit and make sure you are not reacting to your deodorant. If no relief see a surgeon./dermatologist ...Read more
Various: Boils are usually caused by skin bacteria that multiple out of control, creating an abscess or boil. Surgical drainage and antibiotics may be needed. Warm compresses and acetaminophen or ibuprofen can ease the symptoms in the meanwhile. Not all lumps in the armpit are boils. Blocked sweat glands & swollen lymph nodes can also cause noticeable lumps in the armpit and may resolve on their own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Professional drain: Abscesses only have one treatment- drainage. The localized collection of fluid won't get penetrated by antibiotics. Go see a doctor that does minor in-office procedures to get it drained. ...Read more
yes: Armpits have most sweat glands.Get a more detailed answer ›
Folliculitis: Could be infected hair follicles. I would be concerned about lymph nodes too. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Drainage: And antibiotics. If it recurs, you might need to have the entire area excised. Ask a surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more
My armpit boil has been lanced and packed, but I have green stuff coming out from the side of the packing, should I pull it out?
Depends...: If the boil was just lanced, you do not want to remove. The packing helps keep the wound open so it can drain. ...Read more
Boil: While possible, it would be better to give it warm compresses and to see your doctor. There will be bacteria in the boil and a culture should be done. You could have MRSA which is a bacteria resistant to many antibiotics. Your doctor will incise and drain the boil, culture the material and put you on an antibiotic. ...Read more
I have a huge lump under my armpit when it came up I thought it was a boil and it has tripled in size in the past 3 days very painful and hurts ?
I frequently have bumps and boil in my armpit and private part mostly when I shave. It also comes out when I don't. Shave. Please what should I do or ?
Boil/furuncle: A boil is an infected hair follicle. The armpit and privates are common locations due to many bacteria living there. Shaving may also irritate. Effective cleansing/hygiene is most important; some deodorants may clog underarm pores and trap grime. Boils may resolve with moist hot compresses, but more often antibiotics and sometimes surgical lancing/incision. See your doctor for best treatment. ...Read more
I have a boil or spider bite under my armpit and the outer surface area is off white and the center is black with a small hole in the middle and it's painful. Please help me?
For about 3months now, i've had boil in my armpit immediately after my period. What could this be? Thanks
Folliculitis: Folliculitis is a hair follicle infection most commonly caused by nicking yourself while shaving and then having the short hairs grow into the skin becoming infected. There are lymph node collection stations under the arm that can lead quickly into the venous channels.(blood) use a depilatory, wash the underarms with an antibacterial soap, and see a md if a large boil develops. ...Read more
What is the best medication for getting rid of and preventing boils under the armpit? What is the best antibiotic to take
I have this bump under my armpit and it started off small and now it's like 3x bigger and hurts I don't know if it's a spider bite or a boil ?
Boil: More likely a boil as this area of the body can be prone to them and a spider would usually have a tough time getting to your arm pit. See a health provider to have it evaluated and possibly drained. ...Read more
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