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What Do Boils Look Like
Boil: As a boil heals, the area becomes softer, less tender, drains less and becomes less red. ...Read more
I've had something that appears to be a boil for quite awhile I'm tired of it! Sometimes it look like it going away then it comes back now its hard and hurts, what should I do?!
Have it lanced: It is probably an infected sebaceus cyst ...Read more
Growths in pubic area. I keep getting painful bumps in my pubic area that look like boils but not as big? In about the last 6 or so months I have been feeling random pain in my pubic area. Only to look and see a little bump that looks almost like a little
Hi.: Hi. I cannot diagnose your bumps. You described them as being rather small. Pimples and pustules in the pubic area can sometimes be folliculitis. The hair follicles can become infected. The infected follicles can be tender and swollen. Friction of your clothes may be contributing to this. If you shave your pubic area that can also be a cause. Think about using warm moist compresses on the area. Possibly, wear some clothes that are not tight and binding in that area. If they don't resolve, ask your parents to take you to see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi I have a really big boil that started draining I've been on antibotics but drainage seemed to look like only blood no puss is this normal?
Depends: Some skin infections will develop a painful skin swelling but without abscess fluid to drain out. Some skin infections form a pocket of abscess fluid that will drain out pus. Depends on which type of infection you have. Go back to see your doctor to be sure the antibiotics are working for you. ...Read more
I have this large furuncle/boil that doesn't look like it has abscess or at least not yet is it possible to feel sick from it like weakness and chills?
My son had boils for a long time. The other day it erupted and give bad smell. What is it. And what should be done. Is it somethin is it something to be afraid of. It grows on top of his shoulder and look like pimples. It erupted the other day and give bad s
Sometimes I get these boil looking things on the inner part of my upper thighs very close to my vagina what are they? Like an inch from my vagina sometimes they are more up on my inner thigh on my leg, I get these often, they look like a boil, sometimes t
It: It is possible that you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, which is a condition whereby you get boils/cysts/acne like lesions in the groin, armpits, or under the breasts. Treatment varies but can include topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide gels or washes, oral antibiotics, drainage of lesions. Evaluation and treatment by a dermatologist might be helpful. I hope this helps! ...Read more
8months postpartum and im breaking out with these bumps, look like boils. Breastfeeding mom. What is it.?
Sight unseen: I am sorry, but I don't have a "looking glass" through the computer to be able to answer your question. Please go see a MD who can see the bumps for an accurate answer. ...Read more
I have some irritated area on my upper lip. It look like water boils. I have a bad cough and a cold. What could it be?
Hi I've had these lumps on my buttocks and arms and they look like boils but no pus but its really itchy how do I get rid of them?
Boil on leg busted. More bumps appeared on genitals. 2 diff doctors say staph does not look like herpes. Culture shows herpes. Could this be wrong?
My 14 mo. Old has 4 small boils on arm and legs They look like spider bites but I know they arent. How can doc check for msra? 102 fever 1 week ago.
Assume they are: I seldom went to the added expense of sending a sample to the lab. The frequency of MRSA in small to large abscesses exceeds 60-70% in outpatients. It is not the new bogeyman, although you wouldn't know it from all the news stories. There are multiple meds that easily kill the germ. Big ones often need to be drained to heal. Fever a week ago is probably unrelated. ...Read more
What causes vaginal boils? I knowits not an std because have been having them since I started my period. They look like pimples but are sore pus filled
Some people are: More susceptible to them and they are caused by either bacteria from the top of the skin getting under the skin and then causing the boils or spreading internally. They can start by irritation to the area, such as shaving. They are treated with warm compresses, but sometimes need an oral antibiotic or surgical drainage. Please see and discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Do I need antibiotics for a boil that is on my spine it does look like it has pus inside and red round the edges?
More: Importantly it sounds like it needs to be drained. Don't play around see a doctor. ...Read more
Is there anything I can do to remove the boil marks in my body? Can time fades it or it will be like this forever?
More info: Do you mean a scar from a pimple or from boiling water? Most scars tend to fade with time, some more so than others. ...Read more
Boils: Usually respond to warm compresses that bring them to head, causes them to pop & drain. When draining, keep area clean. Because of location, may need to see doc for incision & drainage, dressing & antibiotics (especially if you get them often). Do not squeeze them as that can force infection deeper. ...Read more
See a doctor: Do not allow this to progress unimpeded and undiagnosed. Get seen, diagnosed and managed. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
I have boils on my left butt that keeps on recurring and it been like this for many years. It recurs every 2 or 3 mos, need help pls.?
Butt Boils: Are you a woman or a man? If you are a woman, do they appear before your period? Do you eat a lot of sweets? Do you eat nuts or peanut butter in excess. Do you, or anyone in your family, have diabetes. Do you take any medications? Need to know all the answers before I could even think about what's causing these. ...Read more
A year I had a boil and got it removed the cut would heal and like a month or 2later it would reopen how I can I get it to heal completely?
Recheck: It is possible there is still some of the boil present within the area so that may make it difficult to heal. It should probably be re-examined. ...Read more
What is the cause of boils and how can I stop it from spreading to other parts of my body? I always get infected for like every 2 weeks. It's my 3rd
Staph aureus: Is the most common organism involved. You may be able to reduce the frequency of recurrence by trying to eliminate nasopharyngeal and skin carriage. Use Mupirocin ointment in nares bid for a month combined with bathing solely with chlorhexadine containing soap for a month. Do not use other soaps because it washes off the film of chlorhexadine created. ...Read more
What s more good to eat cooked veggies or boiled veggies? . Generally I use to boil veggies blend it and drink. I do not like to eat cooked veggies.
Boling vegetables may destroy essential nutrients like water soluble vitamins.
However it is puported in some studies that cooking vegetable like tomatoes and carrots make antioxidants more available for absorption. Steaming or microwaving or roasting the vegetable is better than boiling them to mush.
Perhaps you needs to try some new recipies. ...Read more
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