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Doctor insights on: What Could Cause A Persistent Skin Boil

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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 can I do to treat a skin boil?

What can I do to treat a skin boil?

Warm soaks: Warm soaks may bring the boil to drain spontaneously. If not go to the emergency department for a procedure to drain it. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have concerns that I have a genital boil I drink water I keep clean eat healthy it gets red tender fills with pus it will bust on its on and its mostly blood I'm not sure how I get these is a skin boil I have autioimmune disease?

I have concerns that I have a genital boil I drink water I keep clean eat healthy it gets red tender fills with pus it will bust on its on and its mostly blood I'm not sure how I get these is a skin boil I have autioimmune disease?

You may have a...: Bartholin's cyst. This is an abscess that can occur on either side of the inner vagina near its entrance. You need to see a gynecologist (or at least a doctor who's experienced in gynecology) to confirm the diagnosis and drain the cyst. You may be prescribed antibiotics and given some other instructions to help the cyst heal. Unfortunately, it's not something you can treat on your own. ...Read more

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I am getting boils on my scalp, arm pits , and on skin. What could be the cause for this?

I am getting boils on my scalp, arm pits , and on skin. What could be the cause for this?

MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus, a bacteria, can cause boils in those areas on the skin. You should see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What could cause a boil on the skin and on the eye?

Staph infection: The most likely infection is caused by staphylococcus which can cause an infection in the skin and involve the glands of the eyelid. Also rosacea can infect the skin and the eyelid.Vboth are treatable with oral antibiotics. Heat can offerctemporary relief until you can see your doctor for a press riot ion antibiotic. ...Read more

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My skin all over the body is really dry However I've developed these small colorless boils all over my face. What can be the causes and Treatment?

My skin all over the body is really dry However I've developed these small colorless boils all over my face. What can be the causes and  Treatment?

Dermatitis...: If you suffer of dry skin you can develop what is called atopic dermatitis which is associated with extreme dry skin due to lack of moisturizing substance under the skin, so to say. The treatment usually relies in using moisturizing cream frequently( about there times a day) and bathing with oatmeal based soap. If not better see a Dermatologist(Skin doctor). ...Read more

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Can any medications cause boils? Is it possible for any medications such as minocycline to cause skin conditions like boils? .

Can any medications cause boils? Is it possible for any medications such as minocycline to cause skin conditions like boils?

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Poss, but unlikely: Anything is possible, but Minocycline is an antibiotic with a high affinity for skin structures and is usually used to treat conditions like boils. If you were allergic to Minocycline than you could possibly get an allergic reaction including a skin eruption, that could look like or turn into a "boli." see a dr. If you have boils that will not go away. Good luck. ...Read more