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What causes boils?

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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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?

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 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 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 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

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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 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 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 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