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How to get rid of boils on my bum? Ive always had them and also been self concious. how can i prevent them?

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Antibiotics are often used to eliminate any accompanying bacterial infection, especially if there is an infection of the surrounding skin. However, antibiotics are not needed in every situation. In fact, antibiotics have difficulty penetrating the outer wall of an abscess well and often will not cure an abscess without additional surgical drainage.
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Dr. David J. Sire answered:

What is the best way to get rid of and prevent myself from getting underarm boils?

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Recurrent underarm "boils" may be related to the carriage of staph bacteria in the skin and should be treated with topical antistaph antibiotics. There are other confounding factors including diabetes, the diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurtiva etc. You should have this conditions evaluated by you Dermatologist.
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How can I prevent boils. And why do I get them.

Infected cyst

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Boils usually start as a small pimple or cyst that become infected and then fill with pus and become very large, inflamed and painful. They occur in areas where there's sweat and oil secretion. Try getting them treated when they are small with topical or oral antibiotic before they get really big.
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Dr. Dinh Bui answered:

How can I get rid of and prevent reoccurring boils?

Treat the cause.

If the cause of the infection is eliminated, the infection will not recur and the boil will not reoccurr. The boil is the end of the draining tract of the infection.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

where do boils come from and how can prevent it from coming back? i get a lot on my butt area

Predisposing factors

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Boils are bacterial infections of hair follicles, usually staph. Drainage from one boil can infect nearby hair follicles, especially in the presence of predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. Get checked out to rule out predisposing factors.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

I get boils regularly on my buttocks. How do I prevent it? Also, is there a way to remove the scars the boils have left behind?

Determine cause

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Is it due to a Pilonidal cyst, hygiene, oil glands, inflammatory bowel disease. First determine the cause and you will have a possible method of prevention. Scars are permanent but may be improved once the infection resolves and may benefit from steroid injections or scar revision.
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I get what appears to be boils or abcesses under my arms and in bikini area. Thu are very painful and and leave ugly scars. What an i do to prevent?

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If you shave these areas try not to shave.them. If you must shave wash the areas with an anti-bacterial soap before and after shaving, as well as use a new razor, or blade each tie. Also see your doctor to see if there is ay other reason for you to keep getting the boils.
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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?

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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.
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What are some ways (self-treatment) to prevent or help deal with sickle cell anemia?

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it depends on the type of sickle cell anemia. assuming hemoglobin SS disease we recommend good hydration, avoidance of heavy exercise, avoidance of nicotine. It is really a cumbersome topic though these are the major ones. I would ask your physician, they should be able to provide you with education on prevention of sickle cell crises. sickle cell is genetic, inherited from mom and dad.
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Im a 28 yr old black female. I get boils on my inner thighs every now and then . How do I prevent boils. How do I treat boils without popping them?

Hidradenitis suppura

Hidradenitis is a common condition of sweat glands inflammation followed by infection ... Due the blocked up secretions especially is areas of repeated friction with accumulation of moisture. No treatment will completely cure it and you will get recurrent glare up's we sometimes treat with prolonged antibiotics in low dose to prevent superimposed infections
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