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Where do boils come from?

Where do boils come from?

Boils: Boils are infections that arise from hair follicles. There is usually no obvious cause of a boil although some people are more prone to them. ...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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Where do butthole boils come from?

Where do butthole boils come from?

Anal Crypts: They start from the inside out due to tears from hard stool / anal sex just inside the anus. From there they point to the perirectal area (perirectal abscess) ...Read more

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I have chronic boils that go away and seem to come back constantly. What can I do?

I have chronic boils that go away and seem to come back constantly. What can I do?

MRSA: Your recurrent boils may represent an infection with MRSA. These often occur in families so it is important that everyone be treated. The bacteria is often carried in the nasal passages. In addition to treating the boil, using an antibacterial soap and applying intranasal Bactroban may help. ...Read more

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Why would boils come on someones body so much? What can I do to stop them from coming?

Boils: Crops of recurrent boils means that the staphylococcus bacteria are colonizing your skin and causing invasive skin infections which result in recurrent boils. A course of strong antistaph antibiotics for 2 or more weeks will eradicate the colonies from your skin. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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How to cure boils?

How to cure boils?

Abscess Treatment: An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red. Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1 ...Read more

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How can boil be treated?

Antibiotics And I&D: Most boils are treated with a combination of Incision and drainage and appropriate antibiotics ...Read more

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Boils recurrent on body?

Boils recurrent on body?

?pyoderma?: Sounds like pyoderma. See your doc! i would place you on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg bid & Metronidazole 500 bid for 30 days. I would bet it clears! ...Read more

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What do boils look like?

Boils: They usually hurt and are on a red base, tender and swollen like an infection. ...Read more

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Will a & d help on boils?

No: If treated early enough heat will bring the infection to the surface and the area will open and drain on its own. If to far advanced see doctor to open and drain ...Read more

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What causes repeat boils?

Weak immunity: Recurrent boils can occur as a result of host immunosuppression, such as from diabetes or HIV infection. Preventive measures for reducing the spread of the responsible bacteria (usually staphylococcus) can help reduce risk for recurrent skin infection. ...Read more

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How to stop shaving boils?

How to stop shaving boils?

Lock up the razor: The way to stop shaving the boils is to lock up the razor. Since the boils stick up higher than the normal skin, a razor will cut their tops off. After all is healed, one can stop creating new boils or pimples by not cutting so closely that the skin is cut. If the skin is cut, it can heal together and seal over a hair follicle or skin gland opening. Bacteria or oils trapped inside form new boils. ...Read more

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How to use garlic on boils?

How to use garlic on boils?

Moxibustion: In traditional chinese medicine, a garlic poultice can be used in combination with moxibustion to treat a boil. ...Read more

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How long before boils go away?

Get treatment: Boils are usually skin infections and should be treated with antibiotics. There are other disorders that may look like boils but may represent auto-immune disease. It would be prudent to see your doctor asap for an evaluation and treatment. Do not just wait for these things to go away. See this site for info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002445/. ...Read more

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Does a&d ointment cause boils?

Not usually: If you have an allergy to the contents of the ointment that couls trigger a reaction. ...Read more

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Is boil a sign of some disease?

Yes: Bacterial infection--need antibiotics--may need drainage.

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How do you stop frequent boils?

Get cultured: Go to your dr and get one of these boils drained and cultured. Community acquired MRSA is a growing problem. I like body washes with benzoyl peroxide at least 3 times weekly (more can be drying) for you and close contacts. If MRSA is cultured, other treatments may be recommended for you and family members. When boil occurs, warm compresses to help it drain. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for boil?

What do you recommend for boil?

Hot compresses: Hot compresses initially. If is large, painful or not responding see physician for incision and drainage. ...Read more