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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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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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What medical condition causes boils to appear on your body consistantly even on the paraneal area. Rash on testicles have taken antibiotics and use skin creams, noting has seem to work. Please help

What medical condition causes boils to appear on your body consistantly even on the paraneal area. Rash on testicles have taken antibiotics and use skin creams, noting has seem to work. Please help

It: It sounds as though you may have a skin infection with abscesses or "boils". These usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria. No one knows why some people are susceptible to getting boils while others are not. There is a type of neutrophil-associated immune deficiency that can predispose you to boils, so it might be worth getting tested. Next time you develop one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should go to your doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat you appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If you ever develops fever, chills, or feels ill with this infection, call your doctor immediately. You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Some doctors also advocate bathing once a week with a 1/4 cup of bleach in a half-full bathtub or washing with chlorhexadine to decrease the bacterial count on your skin. You may also want to consider using intranasal bactroban (mupirocin) twice a day for a month to eliminate the staph bacteria living in your nose. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. Good luck! ...Read more

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My question is what causes freckles, is it a skin condition?

My question is what causes freckles, is it a skin condition?

Mutations: The genetics are being worked out. Each freckle is a clone of melanocytes bearing a mutation that makes them more prone to produce pigment. The ability to get / expressed these mutations is itself genetic. If you've got freckles, enjoy them. They are endearing and a majority of your friends like them. ...Read more

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What is bumpy scatttered skin condition called and what causes it?

What is bumpy scatttered skin condition called and what causes it?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. Prescription medications and self-care measures can improve this condition. ...Read more

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What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

Autoimmune: Hi. Vitiligo is the autoimmune destruction of the pigment producing skin cells, the melanocytes. No melanocytes, no pigment. ...Read more

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I have a skin condition but primarily caused by a hypersensitivity reaction, so which would you class it as?

I have a skin condition but primarily caused by a hypersensitivity reaction, so which would you class it as?

Depends: If allergy to foods or drugs, that would be type 1, allergic reaction, if allergy to contacts (contactants), that would be allergic contact dermatitis, or allergic contact reaction, type 4 allergic reaction, such allergy to poison ivy or nickel, that's it, simply put, hope that answers your question ...Read more

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Is it conceivable that an unchecked skin condition caused by infection could eventually cause issues elsewhere in the body?

YES!!: Intact integument (skin and mucous membranes and associated structures) is the most important portion of the immune system. When infection occurs there it may easily spread to other areas, and also by being present it may adversely affect other portions of the immune system. This is a topic which would require much more space than what is available here. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes freckles? Is it a skin condition?

Can anyone tell me what causes freckles? Is it a skin condition?

I like freckles.: Melanocytes produce melanin when exposed to UV-B radiation. There is nothing unhealthy or wrong with freckles ...Read more

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Can the skin condition keratosis pilaris be caused or worsened by hygiene or diet? (dermatology)

KP is an inherited: Skin disorder. It is due to plugging of follicles so using topicals that exfoliate will help a lot, (scrubs, lactic acid, urea) foods typically do not affect it ...Read more

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I have a recurring skin condition on my nuckles that causes itching, swelling, cracked skin.

I have a recurring skin condition on my nuckles that causes itching, swelling, cracked skin.

Try emollient: You may need to use an emollient regularly. You may start with Vaseline, if that does not help you may need a non-petroleum based emollient. Try to avoid cold dry air and wear gloves if that is practical. ...Read more

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I have a skin condition called lichenfication etatropics which causes an irritation around my vagina after intercourse. Is there any help?

I have a skin condition called lichenfication etatropics which causes an irritation around my vagina after intercourse. Is there any help?

I'm guessing...: ...That you're referring to lichen sclerosus (formerly known as lichen sclerosus et atrophicus). If so, yes, there are treatments, but they're all prescription strength, so you'll need to see a dermatologist. Don't wait too long, because it gets harder to treat the longer it's there. ...Read more

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What non contagious skin condition causes brown freckles all ove body, red bumps that scab over, slight hairloss, itching? 4yrs noone else affected

What non contagious skin condition causes brown freckles all ove body, red bumps that scab over, slight hairloss, itching? 4yrs noone else affected

Ans: You have a few different things going on. The brown spots bay be just aging of the skin. The scanned and itchy and hair loss may be fungal. Depends where on the body. See your doctor for treatment options and go from there ...Read more

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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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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

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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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How rare is the skin condition morphia?

Morphea scleroderma: "Morphea is a relatively uncommon disorder that affects adults and children [1-4]. The annual incidence of morphea was approximately 3 per 100, 000 people in a population in the United States between 1960 and 1993". http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/pathogenesis-clinical-manifestations-and-diagnosis-of-morphea-localized-scleroderma-in-adults ...Read more