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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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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 could cause a blistering armpit rash?

What could cause a blistering armpit rash?

Allergic reaction: Personal care items like deodorants or body creams can some times cause allergic reactions with blistering. If it is only on one side and painful consider a viral infection. ...Read more

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What could cause a chest infection?

What could cause a chest infection?

Many causes: There are many bacteria and viruses that cause pneumonia. Some fungi and parasites cause pneumonia as well. Common bacteria causing pneumonia include streptococcus pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureus, klebsiella pneumoniae and hemophilus pneumonae. Common viruses include influenza, respiratory syncytial and parainfluenza viruses. ...Read more

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What could cause a groin lump?

What could cause a groin lump?

Groin lump: The most common cause of a lump in the groin is a hernia (inguinal hernia). Other causes can include enlarged lymph nodes, tumors (benign or cancerous), aneurysms of blood vessels, etc. ...Read more

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What could cause a rash?

What could cause a rash?

Many factors: Many factors - too many to list. Start with what has changes in you life/lifestyle - medications, supplements, soaps, detergents, etc. ...Read more

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What could cause a severe ear infection?

What could cause a severe ear infection?

Ear aches: Common causes of ear aches are wax, ext otitis, middle ear infections, serous otitis media, mastoiditis etc. Ear infections are due either to bacterial or fungal, rarely viral ( herpes zoster). ...Read more

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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

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What could cause a nagging red penile rash?

What could cause a nagging red penile rash?

Circinate ballanitis: Circinate ballanitis can cause a rash on the head of the penis. It is associated with reactive arthritis. Numerous genital infections can also do it. You should get it checked out by a dermatologist. It could indicate a serious problem. ...Read more

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Which things in my home could be causing a reoccurring face rash?

Which things in my home could be causing a reoccurring face rash?

Facial products: There are many things that can cause a dermatitis in the home. The most likely are soaps, cleansers and facial cosmetics. After that it depends on what could contact the areas. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of frequent ear infections?

What could be a cause of frequent ear infections?

Ear infections: You may also be getting frequent colds or sinus infections that may precipitating ear infections. You may need antibiotics or if you have serous otitis media you may need to have tubes placed. You may have cholesteotoma.See your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a black skin mark?

What could cause a black skin mark?

Black?: Black skin marks can be dangerous. You don't give any information here. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a pimple in the ear?

What could cause a pimple in the ear?

Clogged follicles: The ear has follicles just like skin on the face and other parts of the body. Pimples are caused by bacteria, oil, and clogged pores. It is relatively common for follicles on the ear to become plugged and develop into pimples. It is only worrisome if the "pimple" is a sore that does not heal and go away after a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What could cause a hand injury to look like a blister/wort?

What could cause a hand injury to look like a blister/wort?

Multiple reasons: There are many reasons for this appearance. Burns, superficial infections, viral infections, warts and some benign skin cancers can have this appearance. You should consult with your physician to have this evaluayed. ...Read more

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What can cause a chest infection?

What can cause a chest infection?

Many causes: There are many bacteria and viruses that cause pneumonia. Some fungi and parasites cause pneumonia as well. Common bacteria causing pneumonia include streptococcus pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureus, klebsiella pneumoniae and hemophilus pneumonae. Common viruses include influenza, respiratory syncytial and parainfluenza viruses. ...Read more

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What could cause a large facial cyst and tenderness?

What could cause a large facial cyst and tenderness?

Cystic acne: It sounds like you might have cystic acne or a facial abscess. You should see your doctor to get the best possible result. ...Read more

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What causes a mole to itch?

What causes a mole to itch?

Itchy mole: Dryness, trauma, healing from trauma, infection, etc. ...Read more

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What could cause a facial rash on an infant?

What could cause a facial rash on an infant?

There are at least..: ...5 types of perfectly normal infant face rashes that do not require treatment, and a bunch that do - the answer to your question depends on which rash this is. ...Read more

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