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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
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
I have graves disease IBS menopause. I am having redcurrant boils. But not in the same place. What can do to prevent them from coming back.
Try: Try bleach bath-1/2 cup in full tub of water. Soak 10 minutes. Do this 2 to 3 times a week. Use hibiclens soap daily. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I had a big boil on my butt cheek, above the anus. It was full of blood (100%) but I managed to get it all out. It is tiny now but could it come back?
It may: It may come back. From what you are saying it may not have been a boil if it was only blood.... Could be a cyst, atheroma. ...Read more
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
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?
I have boils on my inner thigh. Mutiple keep coming back, even when I bust them, it is still hard around the area! I don't shave there. How to stop this?
OK: Make sure the clothes that you are wearing are not rubbing, soap and water and a back brush to the skin daily, powder the skin after the shower. ...Read more
I have ingrown eyebrow hairs that are swelling my whole eye area that keep coming back. How do I treat and prevent this cycle?
Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal might help. Another possibility is electrolysis. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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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