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What causes boils on a new born baby's head?

What causes boils on a new born baby's head?

Probably pustule (s): True "boil" is very unusual in newborn. Superficial pustules (blisters containing cloudy fluid) can be caused by staph infection. ...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 could cause a persistent skin boil?

What could cause a persistent skin boil?

Colonization: You may be a staph carrier, and continue to reinfect yourself. Consider having a nasal swab done at your doctors office to determine if this is true. If so there are strategies to minimize the recurrence of boils. ...Read more

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What causes boils on head and underarms regularly?

What causes boils on head and underarms regularly?

Boils can be caused: By staph or strep bacteria that r on the skin. May have medical condition such as diabetes or an immune deficiency that allows those germs to infect. Recurrent infxns can b due to the germs in nose or other family members' noses. May require intranasal bactroban (mupirocin) in all family members to prevent recurrence. Correcting other medical conditions needed too. See pcp to b checked for predisposing condit. ...Read more

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Does teething cause boils on the head? My 4 months old daughter has temperature on the head and boils as well

Does teething cause boils on the head? My 4 months old daughter has temperature on the head and boils as well

Teething rumors: Fevers, diarrhea, rashes and all sort of things have been attributed to teething, but no scientific evidence exists that teething causes anything other than pain and discomfort. Boils on the scalp of children are most likely due to bacterial or fungal infections. ...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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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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Does smoking marijuana cause aging? Does it affect your skin some how? If so, how?

Does smoking marijuana cause aging? Does it affect your skin some how? If so, how?

May be anti-aging if: There is evidence that marijuana can have powerful anti-aging properties, esp, for the brain but also the skin, but many of those benefits might be counteracted by smoking it. Using it in oral preparations or via vaporizer will maximize its anti-aging benefits while minimizing toxins from burning it. See http://tinyurl. Com/nnn2nv9
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Can staph infected boils be deep in the skin where you can't see them but only feel them? Will you always be able to visibly see boils on the skin?

Can staph infected boils be deep in the skin where you can't see them but only feel them? Will you always be able to visibly see boils on the skin?

Not staph: A lump under the skin, not breaking through to the surface, almost certainly is not a boil or any other kind of staph infection. See your doctor if the lump persists or you otherwise remain concerned, but no worries about staph. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of boils on a child's skin?

How do you get rid of boils on a child's skin?

Antibiotics: Usually caused by staph or other bacterial infection. Warm compresses help with the inflammation. Apply topical antibiotics. See a doctor for possible cultures to determine what kind of bacteria is causing the infection. May need oral antibiotics. Use antibacterial soap. Keep clean. Doctor may need to lance or drain the boils. ...Read more

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Why do I always get boils on my skin when mosquito bite me?

Skin: Intact skin and mucous membranes are the bodies' number one defense against infection. Insect bites disrupt that and if you are a skin carrier of staphylococci they may create infection in the form of boils, or skin abscesses. ...Read more

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I have got very small boils on my face the tiny ones. My skin seems to become dry and dull. Please suggest me some good product which can help..

I have got very small boils on my face the tiny ones. My skin seems to become dry and dull. Please suggest me some good product which can help..

Acne: 1. Avoid washing your face more than once a day.
2. Don't use an abrasive cleanser.
3. Use a non-acneogenic moisturizer at night.
4. Try a mild bpo face wash like panoxyl
for a month. ...Read more

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How to treat a face under skin boil-like bump cheekbone area.

How to treat a face under skin boil-like bump cheekbone area.

See a doctor.: If you have a simple abscess, hot compresses can help draw it to a head so it can drain. But there are lots of other possibilities for the condition you describe, and these can lead to scarring if not treated properly. You may need antibiotics, or a procedure to open or remove the lesion. Please see your primary doctor or a dermatologist for full evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I get boils on my skin almost everywhere. I've been told its a gland disorder with no real treatment, is this true?

Boils: Hidradenitis suppurativa os the gland related disorder that can give u boils in your armpit. Surgical options can be available however boils occurring elsewhere like your back, legs, areas where hair follicles are less can be due to reccurent staph infection. Your nose may carry it. ...Read more

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I do get these boils on the head... It is very painful and does itches a lot. I applied lot of anti bact solutions but it keeps coming back again.

I do get these boils on the head... It is very painful and does itches a lot. I applied lot of anti bact solutions but it keeps coming back again.

Source Control: If extensive, you may need to take an antibiotic by mouth to address your infection. I would also think carefully about what your head is touching- You may just be reinfecting your scalp. Are you using the same hat or pillow or comb or towel without washing or disinfecting these objects prior to their use? Are you leaving scratch marks on your scalp? Did you recently changed your shampoo? Dyeing? ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a skin boil?

What can I do to treat a skin boil?

Warm soaks: Warm soaks may bring the boil to drain spontaneously. If not go to the emergency department for a procedure to drain it. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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When I shave my head I always get big boils on the back of my head?

Post Shaving sores: This common problem from shaving may mean the instrument you are using to shave with is infected or dirty enough that you are getting infections. Then there is also the chance that the instrument you are using is not sharp enough and is damaging the skin. Thus leading to rash and infection. ...Read more

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I have over a dozen boils on my head and multiple more all over my body. What should do?

See you doctor: You may have a primary skin condition or a serious infectious disease. You need the right antibiotics if its infectious and may need special soaps to get rid if it from your skin. ...Read more

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I have a large cyst on my inner thigh and I also have two other boils on my thighs too I don't know why they're there but I tried to pop it and felt it pop twice under the skin?

Depends: I think this is a situation where you really need an MD to take a look. If it's getting worse quickly and warm/tender, you need to be seen sooner since an abscess might be forming and will require antibiotics and possible incision & drainage. ...Read more

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I am suffering from skin boils on my buttocks, should I go see a specialist or I can just go to my pcp?

See your PCP: Please go to see your pcp. If your doctor thinks you need to see a specialist, he/she can refer you. ...Read more

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I have small boils on forehead, chin and cheeks. I am 33 years and never had any type of skin problems before. Pls help me to rid of these boils.?

Boils: Warm compresses. Cleanse and wash face twice daily in area, try antibiotic ointment or benzoyl peroxide containing products OTC, if no improvement, see your doctor for oral antibiotics or prescription creams/ointments. ...Read more

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Can one undergo an abdomen surgery if suffering from boils on head and chest or anywhere else? Is there any risk of spreading it to the incision site?

Can one undergo an abdomen surgery if suffering from boils on head and chest or anywhere else? Is there any risk of spreading it to the incision site?

Yes: If you have STAPH infections, it is best to get rid of the infections before surgery. If the surgery is emergency you will be given antibiotic immediately. WHAT IS THE SURGERY? What are you doing about the skin problem? What does your Dr say? ...Read more

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I have had boils on my skin for quite some time (6 years.) They drain-recur. It started after I stepped on a nail. They're spreading y/to Tetnus shot?

I have had boils on my skin for quite some time (6 years.) They drain-recur. It started after I stepped on a nail. They're spreading y/to Tetnus shot?

Not tetanus: Although you may need to be immunized against tetanus, but not for this condition. You have a recurring skin infection that is most likely caused by staph bacteria.

A proper hygiene and using antibacterial soap usually makes it go away. Sometimes you need to treat inside your nose with the help of a prescription cream. This bacteria easily gets away from being destroyed by living inside nose. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing reaccuring boils on vagina, lots of itching and drynes on the skin! Boils start off small and then enlarge during period.

I have been experiencing reaccuring boils on vagina, lots of itching and drynes on the skin! Boils start off small and then enlarge during period.

Hidradenitis: Boils can occur due to hidradenitis or due to chaffing, friction, heat or shaving. I would suggest not shaving to the skin (if you do), making the area dry if moist and see a doctor if it persists. Good luck ...Read more

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My 3+ weeks Baby had boils on inner thighs near genital area and also on scrotum. Siloderm Cream cleared boils leaving broken skin. Was it safe?

My 3+ weeks Baby had boils on inner thighs near genital area and also on scrotum. Siloderm Cream cleared boils leaving broken skin. Was it safe?

No harm: I don't think you did any harm but it sounds like your baby had/has a staph infection. There are no antibiotics in siloderm. I think if you are seeing open lesions, he should be checked and receive antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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I have concerns that I have a genital boil I drink water I keep clean eat healthy it gets red tender fills with pus it will bust on its on and its mostly blood I'm not sure how I get these is a skin boil I have autioimmune disease?

I have concerns that I have a genital boil I drink water I keep clean eat healthy it gets red tender fills with pus it will bust on its on and its mostly blood I'm not sure how I get these is a skin boil I have autioimmune disease?

You may have a...: Bartholin's cyst. This is an abscess that can occur on either side of the inner vagina near its entrance. You need to see a gynecologist (or at least a doctor who's experienced in gynecology) to confirm the diagnosis and drain the cyst. You may be prescribed antibiotics and given some other instructions to help the cyst heal. Unfortunately, it's not something you can treat on your own. ...Read more

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At any time during the day or night, I get tingling crawling feelings on my skin! What could this be?! I have never done drugs except for Marijuana.

At any time during the day or night, I get tingling crawling feelings on my skin! What could this be?! I have never done drugs except for Marijuana.

Many reasons: Given that your symptoms are around the clock, a systemic issue may be at play, including your known marijuana use, medications, electrolyte abnormality, endocrine disorder, vitamin deficiency, neuropathy, or other condition. See your physician if you are concerned. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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Have lingering effects of marijuana for a while now (mild cloudy head) why isn't it going away or showing signs of improvement? Only did it 6 times.

Have lingering effects of marijuana for a while now (mild cloudy head) why isn't it going away or showing signs of improvement? Only did it 6 times.

Long half-life: Marijuana has a half-life of 2-10 days- if you only used a small amount it's 2-4 days; that means a week after using it about a quarter of it remains in your system, by 2 weeks about 1/16 will remain, at 3 weeks 1/64. It is unusual that it's not showing signs of improvement but it should over time. It sounds like this is not a good herb for your system. Homeopathic nux vomica & tulsi tea may help. ...Read more

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Does marijuana get in the way of recovery from a closed head injury?

Does marijuana get in the way of recovery from a closed head injury?

MARIJUANA MEDICAL: It is quite surprising the usa has 2.3 million in prisons, the most in the world. One part of this besides terrible law for poor, is illegal herb pot. This is a clear and exceptional medical herb for many things. Like all treatments, if used legally, one must monitor anxiety, depression, sleep and brain pressure. I have never touched it personally. ...Read more

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Hi, am 21yrs, 5days now I have panic from marijuana it stopped a bit but my pulse and headache is still high, I feel heavy in my head and always tired

Hi, am 21yrs, 5days now I have panic from marijuana it stopped a bit but my pulse and headache is still high, I feel heavy in my head and always tired

Another good reason: This is another good reason to never smoke anything again. Inhaling the byproducts of burning organic material, plus whatever other chemical substances have been added, is plain unhealthy. That makes one wonder... what other chemicals or drugs might have been added to that particular batch of marijuana? A trip (to the doctor) may be in order. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe to expose a baby to third hand marijuana smoke? (ie. The smoke absorbed on a persons clothing/skin who just smoked it)

Is it unsafe to expose a baby to third hand marijuana smoke? (ie. The smoke absorbed on a persons clothing/skin who just smoked it)

I think that's a YES: Honestly speaking, if it's ONLY once then, risk of harm probably no worse than exposing the baby to breathing normal FRESH air of the suburbs. However, in my experience, babies who are already exposed to adults within their circles whose clothes are impregnated with odors and smoke from marijuana, as well as tobacco, etc. Are extremely likely to be exposed multiple times in their lifetimes. ...Read more

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Ringing in ears, mild headach, forgetfulness, mild head pressure for two years. I just quit marijuana. Is this cancer?

Ringing in ears, mild headach, forgetfulness, mild head pressure for two years. I just quit marijuana. Is this cancer?

Head symptoms: There are many possibilities and cancer is very low on the list. You do need to see your doctor. PERHAPS its a sinus or inner ear infection. He/she will help you figure it out and resolve it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Depersonalization, headaches, mental fatigue and hard small red painful bump on back of head after smoking marijuana once, what could this all be?

Depersonalization, headaches, mental fatigue and hard small red painful bump on back of head after smoking marijuana once, what could this all be?

? Lyme work-up: A painful bump that is red could well be a target lesion from a tic bite. If you live in an area of the country where lyme disease is endemic, you may want to pursue formal evaluation (blood test) to determine your lyme titer. Lyme can be accompanied by the other symptoms described. Rocky mountain spotted fever, recluse spider bite, abscess and even closed head injury would be other possibilities. ...Read more

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Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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