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What causes boils at the groin area?

What causes boils at the groin area?

Boils: Boils are usually caused by staph bacteria. The bacteria often like warm, moist areas. Sometimes boils need to be lanced and/or treated with antibiotics to clear them. Using an antibacterial soap or wash may prove helpful for future eruptions. ...Read more

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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What causes boils to form around the groin area under the stomach? Is their any over-the-counter thing that can prevent this?

What causes boils to form around the groin area under the stomach? Is their any over-the-counter thing that can prevent this?

Infection: It may be an infection that require antibiotics. By mouth. You need to see doctor to make sure that you do not have diabetes. In mild case you may try neosporin otc. ...Read more

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My husband has a large boil on his groin area and another rather small one a few inches away what caused 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

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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?

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?

Staph aureus: Recurrent boils are usually, but not always due to staphylococcus aureus. Lancing one of these and culturing it and determining the sensitivity of the causative organism will help the doctor to determine how best to treat this. Hope you are better in the near future. ...Read more

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What causes pimples, or boils in groin?

What causes pimples, or boils in groin?

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

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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

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What causes boils in the vaginal area?

This could be due to: A bacterial infection. I would recommend prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes boils on the thigh area?

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

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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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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 infants?

What causes boils on infants?

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

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What causes boils in the inner thigh?

Many times: Many times it is because of abnormal hair follicles, sweat, and oil glands in this area. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes boils in the private part?

What causes boils in the private part?

Folliculitis: You should consult a physician to get treated. You may have a skin infection called folliculitis which may be due to staph infection and it requires prescription of antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for for stds. ...Read more

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What causes boils under arms?

What causes boils under arms?

Multiple: Factors. Hygiene, take 1-2 daily baths and soap each armpit for 3 minutes. Use a mild deodorant in small amounts. Check for diabetes with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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What causes boils around the virgina?

What causes boils around the virgina?

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

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What could cause a persistent skin boil?

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 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 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

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What causes boils?

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. ...Read more

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What causes boils?

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 more

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What causes boils on chin and now a lump under my chin both are very sore.?

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

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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.

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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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.

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

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Are boils in the groin area signs of diabetes?

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

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I keep getting boils in the groin area. One will eventually drain and go away but then another reappears. Its never ending.

Send photos.: 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

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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

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more