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Pictures Of Boils
If you could take a look at my picture I have listed. I would just like to confirm it looks more like a fungus/boil. It is soar to touch and located o?
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I have sores on my scalp. Also hair loss. It's been over a month. I was rubbing it and then went and took picture. Was red inflammed. Almost like a boil but clear and a big bald spot now
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What s more good to eat cooked veggies or boiled veggies ?. Generally I use to boil veggies blend it and drink. I do not like to eat cooked veggies.
Probably cooked: Boling vegetables may destroy essential nutrients like water soluble vitamins. However it is puported in some studies that cooking vegetable like tomatoes and carrots make antioxidants more available for absorption.Steaming or microwaving or roasting the vegetable is better than boiling them to mush. Perhaps you needs to try some new recipies. ...Read more
Infection under skin: Usually a boil refers to a "puss pocket" type of infection under and in fhte skin. It often comes from the bacteria that are on the skin, getting inside it. They generally need to drain, and most of them will do so if you soak them with warm water several times daily. If they don't drain, you may need to have your health care provider open it up, as was suggested. Antibiotics sometimes help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
BOILS CAUSES: BOILS ARE DEEP, LOCALIZED SKIN INFECTIONS. CAN BE CAUSED BY AN INFECTED INGROWN HAIR OR A SPLINTER OR BY FOREIGN BODY LODGED IN THE SKIN. HOT COMPRESSES OFTEN HELP TO RELIEVE THE PAIN, BUT YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE VARIOUS OTHER DISORDERS SUCH AS DIABETES. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Boil vs cyst: A "boil" is simply a skin abscess where a bacterial infection has caused a collection of pus. The pus needs to be removed/drained. A cyst is usually the result of a blocked skin pore. The cyst material is usually the normally sloughed off skin cells that cannot simply float away. The collect within the cyst. Cysts do not always need to be treated unless they continue to grow get infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. If there are multiple boils you need to get checked out to rule out predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure & erosion: Likely a combination of processes. An infection or inflammed area exudes chemical messengers that draw white blood cells in to do battle, so fluid builds up. Also, one way the body trys to heal itself is by drainage of what it can, so the tissues thin and rupture to let the pus/fluid/infection out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Usually the term "boil" refers to a skin infection, such as an abscess, where pus and fluid forms in the skin causing a red, raised, sore, often with a whitehead within it and which sometimes drains. Boils may also refer to deeper acne cysts or inflamed epidermal cysts, which often are not truly infected (no bacteria present). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly.: Boils typically appear as swollen, tender nodules, sometimes with purulent drainage. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Boils are usually caused by bacteria and may require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more