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What Causes Boils In The Groin Area
What causes boils to form around the groin area under the stomach? Is their any over-the-counter thing that can prevent this?
My husband has a large boil on his groin area and another rather small one a few inches away what caused this?
BOIL: The medical term is furuncle; an infected ingrown hair. Hair follicles are connected to gland producing sweat & other substances that moisturize skin & defend against infection. When ingrown hairs can't reach the surface, they "plug the system", allowing substances to accumulate below the surface. A boil forms. Groin is a common site b/c the hairs are naturally curly & prone to become ingrown. ...Read more
I am a 25 year old female. I have had recurring boils in the groin for over 10 years now. I was still a virgin when it started. What could be the cause?
Often bacteria: The groin is a common place to get boils or "pimple like" lesions. Naturally occuring bacteria like staph is on our skin, and sometimes shaving, or small infected hair follicles can get inflamed and irritated causing boils, absceses, or pimple like lesions. You should see a dr. And get an exam and proper treatment, good luck. ...Read more
I saw my internist for skin cysts that turn into boils, burst, shrink, and then reform again. They often form open tracks. She called them furnaces. They are on my breasts, jaw line, groin, and upper thighs. Can these be caused by CellCept?
It may..: Cellcept is in general Immunosuppressant. For reason to prevent rejection of transplants etc. Any decreases of immunity can make you prone to infections. Skin infections as boils is one of them. Make sure pus was cultured for appropriate treatment choice of Antibiotics if needed. Drainage of pus and meticulous hygiene to prevent spread is important. Please, follow up w your doc. For exam and test ...Read more
Visualize the Boils: To get a better answer to your question, have a healthcare personnel look at the lesions to determine the nature and possible cause. Your primary care provider will be of great help. ...Read more
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 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
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
Viral and bacterial: Various viral and bacterial infections can cause boils on the skins of infants and older kids. Rarely, it can be caused by other causes that are more serious causes. The diagnosis is based on how they look, where they are, how are they progressing, response to treatment and associated symptoms. He/she should be examined by their physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Poss. Hidradenitis: You should see your doctor for an evaluation when you have an outbreak, but boils or abscesses can occur in any sweat or oil gland on the body. The area around the vaginal opening has many of these glands, and anyone can develop an inflamed follicle occasionally. Severe, large, or recurrent boils can be found in a skin condition known as hidradenitis suppurativa. ...Read more
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
I briefly had boil lik bumps on my Crotch in the last year. They went away for a while and now they seem to have come back, what might have caused it?
Boils in groin:
Could be folliculitis, inflammation of hair follicles -and may need topical antibiotic or systemic. Especially if you shave, or may be razor burn or bumps. Wash with soap use clean razors, never share towels or razors, Softening with soap and water and moisturizing after could decrease irritation. F/u w/ doc
http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/hair-removal/razor-bumps-topic-overview ...Read more
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 more
I'm worried because my friend has cancer and a boil on his neck, which cancer type causes boils, what do you suggest?
Probably unrelated: Anybody can get a boil on the neck. ...Read more
Infection: Bacterial infection, usually staph, of hair follicle leading to suppurative inflammation. Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils. The "lump" may be a deep seated boil or infected lymph node. In either case it is time to see your doctor. Boils on the face are dangerous as infection can spread to the brain. ...Read more
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
Had boil near groin, popped today in knickers, didn't know, can this infection now enter vagina and cause toxic shock syndrome due on period.
Improbable: Theoretically this could occur with the right strain of Staph aureus and the use of particular types of vaginal inserts during your period, but this is very unlikely. Best to have the boil cultured and then treated appropriately professionally rather than simply "popping" it yourself. Hope this helps. Be careful. ...Read more
DM and Boilds: Boils in the groin area are not a classical sign for diabetes. Excessive thirst, excessive hunger, frequent urination are. I've seen patients present with skin or other types of infections which led to diagnosis of diabetes. Diabetics are more prone to getting infections. But an infected boil is not a sign of diabetes in and by itself. ...Read more
I keep getting boils in the groin area. One will eventually drain and go away but then another reappears. Its never ending.
Sign on to HealthTap. Com and give more details of your condition and send photos. Some off the cuff considerations include:
Avoid manipulation of these boils except to keep the area clean including your entire bottom.
Keep your nails short and do not bite them.
Change the towel daily and wear clean underwear daily. Change and wash clothes after workouts.
Apply Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) twice daily to sores. ...Read more
I have had recurring boils in the groin area since I was 15 and a virgin am now 25 I have noticed that they usually appear when I am stressed or near my periods what is causing this?
See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
I'm having some recent skin boils in the groin area, is it safe to start enbrel (etanercept) for my ra? (i've had RA for 14 years and am currently on metho 20mg)
No, See your doc: Risk of infection is increased and Enbrel (etanercept) and other biologics should be avoided until you are healed. ...Read more