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What do boils look like?

What do boils look like?

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

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 should a boil look like in the healing stage?

Boil: As a boil heals, the area becomes softer, less tender, drains less and becomes less red. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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

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Is it normal for a boil caused by an inflamed hair follicle to look like a bruise? This started after hot compress was applied and it softened.

See below: The bruise would indicate there was some bleeding into the skin at the site of the boil. This can occasionally happen. What's most important is to get adequate drainage of the pus in the boil without squeezing it. ...Read more

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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

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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?

Lumps: Those bumps may indeed be abscesses. Seek immediate help from your doctor. Those bumps may represent a staph infection and you need immediate treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Follow science: It could be wrong but I would review the the culture. Bumps on genitals are more likely to be herpes. If the treatment for the virus cures the bumps then it is probably not bacterial. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Nose pain by nostril, feels like a boil is there?

Get seen by doctor: Go and be examined. No way short of this to know what is going on. Do not ignore this advice since even a boil in that area can turn into something quite severe. ...Read more

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What does a boil feel like?

Painful: A boil is red swollen snd painful. ...Read more

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Do boils leave a mark like its still a boil and you can feel it?

See below: After an infection, skin changes can occur with increased and decreased pigmentation and sometimes changes in sensitivity. However, if you feel like the boil may be deeper still, see you doc. ...Read more

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I keep getting bad bumps somewhat like boils in-between my butt checks?

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

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I have somthing like a boil in my armfit and its painful for 3 days now?

I have somthing like a boil in my armfit and its painful for 3 days now?

See a doctor: Do not allow this to progress unimpeded and undiagnosed. Get seen, diagnosed and managed. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Probably cooked: 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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There is a boil-like at the tip of my anus?

There is a boil-like at the tip of my anus?

Anal Abscess?: An anal abscess is a painful condition in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. Most anal abscesses are a result of infection from small anal glands.

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/anal-abscess ...Read more