Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Could Be A Cause Of Repeating Furuncles

Share
1

1
What could be a cause of repeating furuncles?

What could be a cause of repeating furuncles?

Predisposing factors: Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Furuncle (Definition)

A furuncle is the medical term for a boil. It is usually caused by staph aureas infection. It typically starts at a hair follicle. Treatment is by drainage which can occur spontaneously or ...Read more


2

2
What is the cause of recurrent furuncles? I took coamoxiclav but wasnt able to finish the course, now im applying bactroban (mupirocin) cream for my 5th infection

What is the cause of recurrent furuncles? I took coamoxiclav but wasnt able to finish the course, now im applying bactroban (mupirocin) cream for my 5th infection

Chronic Carrier: People who have recurrent furuncles can often be carriers of the bacteria. Often, they carry the bacteria in their nose or groin or armpits (warm moist areas). In order to solve this problem, those sites need to be treated periodically. I would see your pcp or a dermatologist for help. This problem is not difficult to control in most cases. ...Read more

3

3
What could cause people to get boils?

What could cause people to get boils?

Boils: Boils are usually caused by a bacteria called staph. Can be contagious. ...Read more

4

4
My daughter gets several boils at a time, and they never clear up fast, she's only 2 1/2... What could cause these boils?

My daughter gets several boils at a time, and they never clear up fast, she's only 2 1/2... What could cause these boils?

? Immunodeficiency: Possibility of immunodeficiency should be considered. Consultation with pediatric infectious disease specialist would be prudent. ...Read more

5

5
Could a few boils or pipples on scalp cause neutropolis to go up to 72%?

Could a few boils or pipples on scalp cause neutropolis to go up to 72%?

Depends: Usually it takes a systemic infection to cause the neutrophils to go up. But without any knowledge on the actual WBC count it cannot be ascertain as to whether this rise in % is from a decrease in other types of WBC particularly lymphocytes when the actual number of neutrophils may well be normal. ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Does herpes cause boils?

Not exactly.: Boils typically appear as swollen, tender nodules, sometimes with purulent drainage. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Boils are usually caused by bacteria and may require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

10

10
What causes me to get boils?

More info needed: Where are you getting the boils, all over or in specific areas of your body.Let us know for a more definitive answer. ...Read more