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Where do boils come from and how can prevent it from coming back? I get a lot on my butt area

Where do boils come from and how can prevent it from coming back? I get a lot on my butt area

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 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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I have been getting boils alot back to back. Where I have to go to hospital to have them drained. What can I do to pervent it from coming back?

I have been getting boils alot back to back. Where I have to go to hospital to have them drained. What can I do to pervent it from coming back?

Chlorehexidine: Usually I send my patients to Infectious disease clinic to get tested and make sure they have no immunodeficiency causing the recurrence plus they poet there a script for chlorhexidine topical to clean all the skin area once a week or so which could help to reduce the recurrence ...Read more

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I do get these boils on the head... It is very painful and does itches a lot. I applied lot of anti bact solutions but it keeps coming back again.

I do get these boils on the head... It is very painful and does itches a lot. I applied lot of anti bact solutions but it keeps coming back again.

Source Control: If extensive, you may need to take an antibiotic by mouth to address your infection. I would also think carefully about what your head is touching- You may just be reinfecting your scalp. Are you using the same hat or pillow or comb or towel without washing or disinfecting these objects prior to their use? Are you leaving scratch marks on your scalp? Did you recently changed your shampoo? Dyeing? ...Read more

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I get a lot of black heads ane boils between my legs. What can I do to stop them from coming back?

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

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How do you get rid of a rash under your boobs and prevent it coming back when you have big boobs and sweat a lot there?

How do you get rid of a rash under your boobs and prevent it coming back when you have big boobs and sweat a lot there?

Likely intertrigo: Use anti-fungal cream. Keep the area dry and follow good hygiene. If rash is persistent please get evaluated by dermatologist ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of lice prevent it from coming back. My 12 year old daughter has it again for the 2 nd time in 6 months. Help!

Lice trouble: Lice infestation is trouble some and chances of recurrence are high upon exposure. Problem is not the live lice but the nits. You have to get rid of both. Newly marketed couple of products promise to get rid of nits as well. See if you doctor can prescribe that. You can do repeated hair treatment with the shampoo. No substitute for hygiene. Yes Ovide is a good one. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of boils fast and keep them from coming back?

How can I get rid of boils fast and keep them from coming back?

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

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I have a pitch nerve in the right side of my back. I stand a lot at work. Is there anything I can to help prevent from coming back?

I have a pitch nerve in the right side of my back. I stand a lot at work. Is there anything I can to help prevent from coming back?

Depends on cause: 'pinched nerve' is a generic term. A nerve could truly be pinched by arthritis, herniated disc, vertebrae, etc. The term can also mean any pain, often sharp or aching, due to recurrent muscle spasm or malfunctioning vertebrae. A better diagnosis is needed to know how to help. See an osteopathic dr who can do all necessary tests, incl hands-on exam to find the cause & help permanently get rid of it. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my stretch marks and how do I prevent them from coming back?

What can I do to get rid of my stretch marks and how do I prevent them from coming back?

Creams vs procedure: You can use mederma to treat the scarring it may improve it. Microneedling can work, chemical peels can improve, laser treatment. Prevention is to not stretch skin. Weight gain will cause skin to stretch. ...Read more

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I have warts but I'm a virgin? Why do I have them? What is a way to quickly get rid of them? And prevent them from coming back?

I have warts but I'm a virgin? Why do I have them? What is a way to quickly get rid of them? And prevent them from coming back?

Complex issue: All warts are from strains of HPV. (skin or genital) If you have genital warts they can be treated by freezing/chemical or laser destruction, but may return at some point. Once you have them they can always come back. There is no permanent cure although many never see them return. This is something that gynecologists do on a regular basis & it is time you consult with one. ...Read more

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Constant UTI's. Treated for it 2weeks later it appears to be coming back. Changed up a lot of prevention, keeps coming. What could be wrong?

Constant UTI's. Treated for it 2weeks later it appears to be coming back. Changed up a lot of prevention, keeps coming. What could be wrong?

Many possibilities: There are several possible reasons for persistent or recurrent UTI, thus different ways to prevent or treat it. Sex sometimes triggers it in women. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are possible. Kidney or bladder stone. Anatomic problems in the urinary tract. Best approach is to consult with an infectious disease or genitourinary medicine specialist, e.g. one of UK's excellent NHS GUM clinics. ...Read more

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I have multible boils under arm pit that are painful how to stop them from reoccurring? Could it be the deoderant or boddywash? If I wash with wrong bodywash it comes back if I use the deoderant it will make them come back, I am I starting to get aller

I have multible boils under arm pit that are painful how to stop them from reoccurring? Could it be the deoderant or boddywash? If I wash with wrong bodywash it comes back if I use the deoderant it will make them come back, I am I starting to get aller

This: This is somewhat common and may possibly be either isolate boils or hidradenitis suppurativa. Click on the link below for more information and treatment options about hidradenitis/boils, a condition where one gets deep clogged pores that can form boils, cysts, or scarring lesions in the armpit. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of inner ear blackheads and prevent them from coming back?

How do you get rid of inner ear blackheads and prevent them from coming back?

Outer ear: Your inner ear can't get blackheads since it's a nerve structure deep inside your head. If you mean inside your ear canal, have an ENT look for skin conditions and tell you more. Don't insert anything inside the ear canal to scratch/pop the bumps; you can get a bad infection. ...Read more

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I have follicular cysts and get them everytime I ovulate. If I take birth control will it prevent them from coming back even when I stop taking them?

I have follicular cysts and get them everytime I ovulate. If I take birth control will it prevent them from coming back even when I stop taking them?

?: Either you or I misunderstand what you are asking. In your reproductive years you will always have follicle cysts when you ovulate, that's how you ovulate. Bcp can stop you developing a dominant follicle, but you still have follicles. When you stop bcp you will start ovulating again and getting a dominant follicle. ...Read more

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My arm pits use to sweat a lot even when I used different deoderants. & then it stopper sweating so much. Now it has come back. Whar should I do to prevent it from sweating & having the smell so noticable?

My arm pits use to sweat a lot even when I used different deoderants. & then it stopper sweating so much. Now it has come back. Whar should I do to prevent it from sweating & having the smell so noticable?

Sweating: Use antibacterial soap and stronger deodorant such as certain dry. You could also try a drionic unit (order online) Botox or laser treatments. See your dermatologist for additional information and treatment options. ...Read more

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A while back I had a very scary dream. How can I prevent it from coming back?

A while back I had a very scary dream. How can I prevent it from coming back?

You can't; accept it: Sleep state is unconcious, and not 'controllable': a 'mind of its own'. Dreams reflect recent daytime activities in the context of all your life's brain-imprinted complex neuronal connections (which is why artificial intelligence will remain rudimentary. Let ur conscious state consider dream: share details w someone who knows u. Don't over-analyze. Laugh @ it, conquer it, it'll go away. ...Read more

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My ringworm always coming back at the same place months after being cured. Now again my ringworm cured. How to prevent it from coming. Back?

My ringworm always coming back at the same place months after being cured. Now again my ringworm cured. How to prevent it from coming. Back?

2 reasons: Fungal spores, which cause the ringworm infection, do not wash out in the laundry and are not killed by the heat of the drier. They live for 30 days. If you don't treat your fungus infection for at least 30 days (despite it clearing up in only a few days with treatment), you're bound to re-infection.

We have found there is a genetic predisposition to some fungi, so some ppl just keep getting it. ...Read more

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Hello. Removed corn or verruca from foot with corn plasters. What should I do to prevent it from coming back again. Small crater under foot. Thanks?

Hello. Removed corn or verruca from foot with corn plasters. What should I do to prevent it from coming back again. Small crater under foot. Thanks?

Depends: If it was a verruca, it should not come back. If it was a corn you need to abstain from the offending shoe that caused the pressure on the site of the corn.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed with elevated liver enzymes, and she wants to know how to ease it, and how to prevent it from coming back. She's 55yrs old?

My mom was diagnosed with elevated liver enzymes, and she wants to know how to ease it, and how to prevent it from coming back. She's 55yrs old?

Find cause: Hopefully Mom got these repeated off alcohol, painkillers, and any meds she doesn't truly need. If still up, checks for hepatitis C and B, and Wilson's and hemochromatosis and autoimmune hepatitis, are all in order. This may simply be a way that her liver, with her genetic profile, asks for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I took lactulose breathe test and showed I had Sibo. Doc prescribed xifaxan (rifaximin). I heard sibo is likely to reoccur. How can I prevent it from coming back?

I took lactulose breathe test and showed I had Sibo. Doc prescribed xifaxan (rifaximin). I heard sibo is likely to reoccur. How can I prevent it from coming back?

Nothing to do: What were your symptoms and did they improve after treatment? There are a number of potential causes but nothing for you to do to prevent recurrence. Should it recur with symptoms of diarrhea or bloating, another course of therapy may be indicated. ...Read more

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I am a woman of 35 an keep getting these boils in between my butt checks an keep coming back I don't eat many sweets an don't take medication?

I am a woman of 35 an keep getting these boils in between my butt checks an keep coming back I don't eat many sweets an don't take medication?

MRSA: This is most likely due to MRSA (staph bacteria resistant to methicillin) living on your skin (colonization) and causing infection from time to time. You need a regimen to clear this colonization which usually includes bleach baths or hibiclens for every household member for a whole week, plus Mupirocin to everybody's nostrils. ...Read more

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Will cellulitis come back? How can I prevent this?

Will cellulitis come back? How can I prevent this?

What's the cause??: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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I think my bulimia is coming back, who can I prevent this?

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I think my bulimia is coming back, who can I prevent this?

Bulimia: Need to resume your psychotherapy sessions, and possibly talk with your therapist about more frequent sessions until stable again. Good luck to u. ...Read more

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How can I prevent them cold sores from coming back?

How can I prevent them cold sores from coming back?

Tips: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read more

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Any ideas why my uveitis keeps coming back and what can I do to prevent it?

Any ideas why my uveitis keeps coming back and what can I do to prevent it?

Needs work up: Most cases of uveitis have no known cause, but that doesn't mean that a cause should not be sought. A work-up needs to be done to look for infrequent but treatable causes, such as syphilis, tuberculosis, lyme disease, and so forth. ...Read more

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How to prevent a yeast infection from coming back and could it be the cause of gurgling?

How to prevent a yeast infection from coming back and could it be the cause of gurgling?

Gurgling?: Not sure what you are referring to: stomach? Use probiotics and diary (yogurt) to prevent vaginal yeast infection recureence. Please clrify what the gurgling is referring to? Gas. acid reflux?? - check with your physician. ...Read more