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What is the cause and the remedy for boils in your armpits?

What is the cause and the remedy for boils in your armpits?

Bacterial infection: Boils are purulent bacterial infections of hair follicles, groin and axilla are conductive to multiple/recurrent infections due to excessive moisture. Infection in the axilla and groin may need antibiotic treatment and removal of ingrown hair, if present. ...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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I have a boil on my armpit. What caused it and what is the remedy?

I have a boil on my armpit. What caused it and what is the remedy?

Various: Boils are usually caused by skin bacteria that multiple out of control, creating an abscess or boil. Surgical drainage and antibiotics may be needed. Warm compresses and acetaminophen or ibuprofen can ease the symptoms in the meanwhile. Not all lumps in the armpit are boils. Blocked sweat glands & swollen lymph nodes can also cause noticeable lumps in the armpit and may resolve on their own. ...Read more

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What is the usual treatment of reoccurred boil's under arm pits?

What is the usual treatment of reoccurred boil's under arm pits?

Drainage: And antibiotics. If it recurs, you might need to have the entire area excised. Ask a surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment for a boil in arm pit?

What are the best treatment for a boil in arm pit?

See Surgeon: Many a times it is sweat gland infection (hydradenitis suppurativa). But, it may a boil. You should see a surgeon and let him/her treat you. ...Read more

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I have a boil on armpits and I want to know what can I do to make it go away without lancing it any in store meds or home remedies?

Most boils R staph_: -A, & require antibiotics or drainage. If it is improving , U can wait, but inevitably U will succumb 2the knife, as even though it's better or quiescent the buggers R still there planing their next round of attack. Best option is 2 get a general surgery consult & bite the bullet. ...Read more

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Can a boil under yo armpit cause chest back pain?

Can a boil under yo armpit cause chest back pain?

Maybe: If there is enough swelling and infection, it could cause pain in chest and back. See a doctor, this may need to be drained to remove pus. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the painful boils on my armpits ?sometimes they are full of puss and blood, it makes my skin very itchy, its red , and causes discoloration.

What are the painful boils on my armpits ?sometimes they are full of puss and blood, it makes my skin very itchy,  its red , and causes discoloration.

Abscess: First no antiperspirants only deodorants second warm soaks third call your doctor this condition needs treatment possibly lancing the lesion draining the pus and starting antibiotics. Do this today ...Read more

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Please what causes boil in the armpit? I have had two now, each i think after my period. Though the first time i didn't finish the anti-biotics.Thanks

Please what causes boil in the armpit? I have had two now, each i think after my period. Though the first time i didn't finish the anti-biotics.Thanks

Chronic?: Boil in the armpit can be caused by reaction to bacteria more likely from the hair follicles. You can also have a condition known has hirandentitis suppurative which is localized chronically to hair follicles. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can an armpit boil cause breast pain? It looks like a pimple. And some have black centers. There not very big. I had just one for 5 years

Can an armpit boil cause breast pain? It looks like a pimple. And some have black  centers. There not very big. I had just one for 5 years

Sebaceous cyst: This sounds like a noncancerous lump called a sebaceous cyst. They can get infected and become painful. I recommend you see a general surgeon or breast surgeon who can evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have boils in armpit that have drained and then more have come back, can this infection cause a missed period?

I have  boils in armpit that have drained and then more have come back, can this infection cause a missed period?

This infection: should not cause a missed period directly However, any stress to you, whether it's emotional or physical can cause a missed period. I would recommend that if you are sexually active and haven't done a pregnancy test yet, that you do that. ...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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Hello doc! please help what are the cause of boils and best treatment ? Thanks doc!

Where?: I see that you've been waiting for an answer for a while. Without much info, a "boil" cannot be named medically so it is impossible to answer. In fact, without seeing the patient with pertinent medical history, it is likely that no answers would be of much use for you. In the mouth, especially on gums, a "boil" often appears as a result of tooth infection. If it's in the mouth, see a dentist! ...Read more

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Remedy & cause for recurring boil/pustule on top center region between hips. Happens almost every month, lasts for 4 days then bursts.Too painful.

Remedy & cause for recurring boil/pustule on top center region between hips. Happens almost every month, lasts for 4 days then bursts.Too painful.

See a doctor: Get this cultured and you will probably need antibiotic treatment and an attempt made to rid you of nasopharyngeal and skin carriage of staph aureus using Mupirocin (bactroban) ointment in nares and hexachlorophine or chlorhexadine containing soap to wash with (cannot use other soaps while using this because they wash off the antibacterial film it creates on skin). ...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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Can a boil under the left arm cause cancer?

Boils and: Cancers are abnormal emlargments...They can be confused, one with the other, but one does not lead to the other, . ...Read more

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My sister 24 years got married 6 months back had heavy period issue from past 1 months, numerous boils on butt, what is the cause and remedy?

Heavy period, boils: It is hard to say without more information. PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome could cause the heavy period and the boils. Mid 20s is a common time for symptoms to appear due to weight gain. This could also could cause hormones to become abnormal with more steroids in the system. The syndrome could be checked for by blood tests that an endocrinologist or gynecologist can order for her. ...Read more