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Hi. M getting head boils from last 2 years...Its paining. Plz tell sme medicine tht helps...I hve oily skin?

Hi. M getting head boils from last 2 years...Its paining. Plz tell sme medicine tht helps...I hve oily skin?

Head boils: This condition would be treated with appropriate antibiotic therapy. See your doctor to have the boils cultured to see what bacteria is causing them. Then appropriate antibiotic therapy can be instituted. Locally warm compresses can help. ...Read more

Furuncle (Definition)

A furuncle is the medical term for a boil. It is usually caused by staph aureas infection. It typically starts at a hair follicle. Treatment is by drainage which can occur spontaneously or ...Read more


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What medicines safe to my boils while im in breastfeeding?

What medicines safe to my boils while im in breastfeeding?

Antibiotics: A doctor should be giving it to you to make sure the cause is treated. Most of the time a boil has to be drained for antibiotics to work and penetrate the area of infection. Just make sure quinolones and tetracyclines are not used. ...Read more

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Can taking the drug robinul (glycopyrrolate) for hyperhidrosis cause boils?

Can taking the drug robinul (glycopyrrolate) for hyperhidrosis cause boils?

Robinul (glycopyrrolate): Serious reactions for Robinul (glycopyrrolate) include: anaphylaxis, intestinal obstruction, heat stroke, seizures, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest. Common reactions include: dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, flushing, headache, urinary retention, urinary hesitancy, blurred vision, palpitations, tachycardia, anhidrosis, dysgeusia, and lactation suppression but not boils. ...Read more

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Have suffering from boils in my body, should I consult surgeon or medicine doc?

Have suffering from boils in my body, should I consult surgeon or medicine doc?

Go see an Internist: Or family practitioner and get checked for diabetes, immunodeficiency etc. Hope u feel better! ...Read more

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Due to back waxing my back got mini boils aftr 1week. Its all over...Pls suggest what oinment/ cream/ medicine to apply to get rid of it?

Due to back waxing my back got mini boils aftr 1week. Its all over...Pls suggest what oinment/ cream/ medicine to apply to get rid of it?

Folliculitis: The follicles are inflames most likely the waxing can allow for secondary infections to occur so if yo get warm hot tender or develop a fever go to your doctor. Supportive care is warm soaks possibly adding some topical antibiotics like neosporin but not the the entire back at one time. As I said if things get worse you may need oral antibiotics ...Read more

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I'm 5weeks pregnant and I had a boils last week and I have new one today. Is this ok? What can I do to get rid of this whitout taking medicine? Thank u

Dermatologist: It is not normal to have recurrent boils whether you are pregnant or not. I would schedule a visit with a dermatologist to find out what's going on with your skin. This is a dermatology issues not a pregnancy issue. ...Read more

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Can boils and other bacteri infections be caused by drug use as meth?

Can boils and other bacteri infections be caused by drug use as meth?

Yes: People on meth tend to pick on their skin that can provide a portal of entry for bacteria that infect hair follicles and result in boils. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm getting boils in my buttocks. Have no diabetes and don't want to take medicines. Natural therapy possible?

MRSA?: You should be evaluated and have those boils cultured! You might have an important infection that natural therapies won't help. I'm the first to choose natural over prescription, but you need to be checked. ...Read more

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Hai doctor, I am using medicines for BP, olmesartan 20 mg and metaprlol50mg. Can I use megapen 500mg for for my heat boils?

Hai doctor, I am using medicines for BP, olmesartan 20 mg and metaprlol50mg. Can I use megapen 500mg for for my heat boils?

Here are some...: An antibiotics like Megapen should theoretically not interfere the effects of both antihypertensives you are using since they belongs to entirely different categories. If still worrying, read the drug info inserts in detail or ask the prescribing doctor. Besides, not all drugs are tested with all other drugs, but just something potentially relevant. Yet, be alert to report possible side effects... ...Read more

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I always get boils and one time they gave me medicine to take for them. I have one now and I went in my medicine cabinet and I have amoxicillin and clindamycin. Which one is for them?

I always get boils and one time they gave me medicine to take for them. I have one now and I went in my medicine cabinet and I have amoxicillin and clindamycin. Which one is for them?

Caution: I would choose Clindamycin over Amox as I suspect you have MRSA. ... BUT it is very unwise to take old medicines and left over meds means you didn't complete the original treatment. Not taking the full course of antibiotics only partially treats the germ - kills the weak ones and teaches the strong ones to fight harder next time. Soon the meds may not work. See your MD to get full course again.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/mrsa/ ...Read more

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I have boils on my buttocks. I don't have diabetes and don't want to take medicine - can you recommend a natural treatment?

Hot compresses: If no better, see md
take meds! To prevent 'natural death' from infection that goes into blood stream! ...Read more

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Why do I get boils after my period? I didn't start to get them until I started taking thyroid medicine. I have my levels checked every month.

Not related to meds: Your symptoms of boils with periods are not related to your thyroid meds and I can find a reason for you to get boils with periods. You should get a thorough physical exam including blood test to find the cause of your boils every month. ...Read more

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If 5 mth. Old baby has mrsa (the skin disease that causes boils) doctor gave her medicine but what soap to wash her with? She also has ezema on skin.

If 5 mth. Old baby has mrsa (the skin disease that causes boils) doctor gave her medicine but what soap to wash her with? She also has ezema on skin.

Baby w/MRSA & eczema: People with eczema often have increased numbers of staph on their skin. Staph worsen eczema by releasing their antigens onto skin which causes more inflammation. Studies show that improving eczema decreases those numbers. Your baby has antibiotics to treat the mrsa. Doing bleach baths with oatmeal bath powder and 1 tbs of clorox per baby tub mixed well and used daily helps decrease surface staph. ...Read more

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I had sebaceous cyst on vaginal lip taking medicine now and was cut open to drain. Now getting boils all over, why?

I had sebaceous cyst on vaginal lip taking medicine now and was cut open to drain. Now getting boils all over, why?

Allergy?: Is that medicine an antibiotic? Could you possibly be allergic to it? Call the doctor who cut open your cyst now and inform them. ...Read more

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How do you get a furuncle?

How do you get a furuncle?

Infection: Furuncle is the result of infection of hair follicle and abscess formation. Staphylococcal infection is the usual cause. Predisposing factors include diabetes and antibody deficiency. ...Read more

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How do you cure a furuncle?

Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. ...Read more

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Furuncle- what med will? Work?

Probably none: Furuncles typically require incision and drainage. By the time a pocket of pus has formed, antibiotics aren't usually effective. Warm soaks are a good idea, but you usually need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do after my furuncle popped?

Keep clean: Keep the area clean to prevent seeding of nearby hair follicles. Put a sterile gauze pad and a bandage to keep from injuring the area. ...Read more

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What do I do to get my furuncle popped?

See your doctor: Either your gp or dermatologist will be glad to lance or pop the furuncle. ...Read more

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How do a furuncle and a carbuncle differ?

How do a furuncle and a carbuncle differ?

Skin infections: A furuncle also called, a boil is a deep folliculitis; or infection of a hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by staphylococcus aureus, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin with an accumulation of pus and dead tissue. A carbuncle is an infection larger than a boil, usually with one or more openings draining pus onto the skin. It is usually caused by bacterial infection, . ...Read more

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What could be a cause of repeating furuncles?

What could be a cause of repeating furuncles?

Predisposing factors: Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: furuncle?

Boil: A furuncle is the medical term for a boil. It is usually caused by staph aureas infection. It typically starts at a hair follicle. Treatment is by drainage which can occur spontaneously or may need surgical drainage. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for furuncle?

Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. ...Read more

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Are carbuncles or furuncles sexually transmitted?

Are carbuncles or furuncles sexually transmitted?

No: But it can be transmit from skin to skin through close contact (really close) and rubbing. ...Read more

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It happend me three times to geta+1cm furuncle/furunculus around the bottomit took about5days, andthenitstarted to disappear after poppingabitconcern?

Where?: Where are you getting these furuncles? Generally, small infections such as a furuncles resolves on its own, other times a short course of antibiotics is warranted. They fact that they are recurring is not a concern.

See a doctor for further assessment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a furuncle and carbuncle boil? I have heard of both of these sorts of boils and never been able to tell what makes them different. What are the defining differences between furuncle boils and carbuncle boils? .

What is the difference between a furuncle and carbuncle boil? I have heard of both of these sorts of boils and never been able to tell what makes them different. What are the defining differences between furuncle boils and carbuncle boils? .

Definitionally,: Definitionally, a furuncle is an infection of the hair follicle and it's associated oil gland (pilosebaceous unit) and usually starts out as a small, tender, red nodule that becomes painful and fluctuant (fluid-filled). A carbuncle are multiple furuncles grouped together, usually involving deeper layers of skin (i.e., fat). ...Read more

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Is there an easy way to get rid of furuncles?

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Is there an easy way to get rid of furuncles?

Recurrent furuncles: Fit uncles can occur very frequently if you have some kind of immuniodeficiency syndromes or diabetes or colonization of staph like in the nasal cavity. You may get better with using bactroban to the nares. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about furuncle infection?

An infection: A furuncle is a large pimple, or an infection near the surface of the skin that forms a ball of pus. They are cleared with drainage and use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you get furuncle boils from the hot tub?

Can you get furuncle boils from the hot tub?

Yes, folliculitis: If the hot tub is not well maintained, and not adequately chlorinated (or otherwise sanitized), pseudomonas will grow in the warm water, causing "hot tub folliculitis". Usually, no treatment is needed other than stopping use of the hot tub, but it occasionally does require oral or topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a furuncle boil, does this mean I have mrsa?

No: You have to culture the wound and see if it is mrsa. ...Read more

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I have a furuncle (boil) that is infected. What do I do?

Depends: On size and location. Usually need drainage buy early small ones can sometimes be managed with antibiotics and soaks. Regardless you need to see a doc. Don't try to lance it yourself. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an abscess pustule and furuncle?

What is the difference between an abscess pustule and furuncle?

Not much: Pustule is a small abscess and furuncle is an abscess of a hair follicle. An abscess is a collection of pus in any tissues. ...Read more

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What is the difference between abscess and pustule and furuncle?

What is the difference between abscess and pustule and furuncle?

Abscess: Abscess- infection of subcutaneous tissue or organ>1cm pusutle is a tiny abscess. A furuncle is an infection of hair follicle, can become an abscess if untreated. ...Read more

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I have a furuncle. Does this mean I have staph?

Likely: Staph is a common bacterium causing abscess of hair follicles. ...Read more

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Is there an easy way to get rid of furuncles on your genitalia?

Easy no, but yes can: First of all make sure your hygeine is good. If you sweat alot, you might need to bath twice a day. Make sure your diet is healthy. If the furuncle is large and painful it might need to be cut open in the office and have the pus drain out. You might need antibiotics. See a family doctor or a dermatologist for help and advice. ...Read more

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I have a boil or furuncle, what can I do to relieve the pain?

I have a boil or furuncle, what can I do to relieve the pain?

Warm compress &: Tylenol (acetaminophen). Depending on where the boil is, you may get by with letting it pop, aided by warm compress, and relieve the pain with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and the like. If that does not relieve the boil in a couple of days, you should see your doctor to see if needs to be drained. If it is on your face see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Carbuncle (Definition)

A nodular skin infection which is often referred to as a "boil". Since it is a more nodular, deep type of skin infection, incision and drainage and/or oral antibiotics are often ...Read more