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What Do Boils Come From
Predisposing factors: Boils are bacterial infections of hair follicles, usually staph. Drainage from one boil can infect nearby hair follicles, especially in the presence of predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. Get checked out to rule out predisposing factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Boils: Boils are abscesses caused by bacteria producing pus like staphylococcus. Some people are prone to them because their immune system does not protect them and they carry the bacteria in their noses and skin. It requires antibiotics orally, drainage of the abscess and topical antibiotics in the nose against staphylococcus . Usually recurs. ...Read more
I get a lot of black heads ane boils between my legs .What can I do to stop them from coming back?
Maintain excellent: Hygiene. With the recurrent boils this really warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
Hiccups: Sudden contraction of inspiratory muscle w sudden closure of glottis causing the hic sound. Try holding your breath, blowing out while pinching nose & mouth closed, breath on a bag, pull tongue, sip ice water, sudden fright, pull thighs against chest. Avoid sodas , carbonated drinks & alcohol. Most are bening and go away. ...Read more
Vaginal discharge: Some vaginal discharge is normal. Normal discharge is either clear or white in color and has little odor. If your discharge is especially thick, "cottage-cheese" like, or has an odd color or smell, or if you experience itching, you may have an infection and should see your doctor. ...Read more
The blister on my heel pop said there's pus coming out of it what do I do to keep from getting infected?
If there is pus...: It already is infected. It needs to be drained and cleaned for the infection to go away. If it spreads into the deeper tissue, you will need to take an antibiotic to get rid of it. Use warm water soaks with some epsom salts, dish soap, or even a splash of vinegar (most bacteria aren't that tolerant of an acid environment). Keep the pus draining out of the hole that's already there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have rrecurent boils in my vulvar area. How do i take care of them, and stop them from happening?
Boils: Please start with a clinic visit to a primary doctor. If things go OK that is fine. If not you will be sent to a specialist. Hope all goes well. ...Read more
How can I get rid of bumps on my inner thighs and bottom of butt? I don't know what kind of bumps they are or where they come from. General red bumps.
If you have: multiple, chronic boils - then it is likely that more than good hygiene is needed. I would get a formal medical evaluation to get to the cause of this. ...Read more
Abscesses: These need to be treated with incision and drainage combined with antibiotics directed against the causative organism(s). If despite this they recur you are probably colonized in your nose and throat and the surface of your skin and use of mupirocin ointment and chlorhexidine containing soaps may be beneficial in trying to combat this. See an Infectious Diseases expert. Good luck. ...Read more
Unknown origin: We do not know what causes canker sores in each individual who has episodes of them. They are often related to stress, but can also be caused by certain foods, sharp areas of a tooth, or medications can be implicated. They usually disappear on their own in 1-2 weeks, but can be reduced in severity by using a prescription mouth rinse, such as chlorhexidine, or in extreme cases an oral steroid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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