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I get boils under my arms and in my groin area, what can I use to get rid of those for good?

I get boils under my arms and in my groin area, what can I use to get rid of those for good?

Antibiotic: 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. If the boils are recurrent you should get checked out for predisposing factors like diabetes or immune deficiency. ...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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Severe pain on right side below belly button above groin area hot to touch and hard can you get boils under the skin?

Severe pain on right side below belly button above groin area hot to touch and hard can you get boils under the skin?

See a doctor: Get checked for things like appendicitis or other bowel conditions. You will need an examination of your abdomen, possibly other tests like blood work or x-rays. Don't delay as there are possible serious complications if one of these conditions are ignored. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 19 year old female and I keep get these boils in my inner thigh/groin area. Everytime one goes away another comes up. Should I be worried?

Hi I am a 19 year old female and I keep get these boils in my inner thigh/groin area. Everytime one goes away another comes up. Should I be worried?

Hidradenitis?: There are two main possibilities. You might be colonized with bacteria causing recurrent infections, usually staph or strep, in which case prolonged antibiotic treatment might put a stop to it. Or maybe hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic inflammatory condition that can affect the armpits as well as groin. See your doctor, who might refer you to a dermatologist for expert advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get a boil/hair bump in same exact spot in groin after Brazilian wax. Why? Not herpes.

I get a boil/hair bump in same exact spot in groin after Brazilian wax. Why? Not herpes.

Grooming: Grooming of the pubic hair area may be a risk factor for developing skin infections from herpes, molluscum contagiosum and bacterial skin infections such as folliculitis. One can also get contact dermatitis from the wax. As you can imagine, one must take precautions or use other methods if problems are caused. Meds are available for most complications see your MD. ...Read more

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I do get big boils starts and get bigger alwats under arm area groin and under breast where it sweats?

HS: This could be hydradenitis suppurativa. Ask your ob/gyn about this with an examination of the areas. ...Read more

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Why do I get boils on my vagina?

Why do I get boils on my vagina?

Boil: There are lot of glands in vaginal skin and so its easy for them to get blocked and turn into boils. If having recurrent boil then it might be worthwhile getting swabs done and seeing doctor, also excluding diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do I get boils after my period? I didn't start to get them until I started taking thyroid medicine. I have my levels checked every month.

Why do I get boils after my period? I didn't start to get them until I started taking thyroid medicine. I have my levels checked every month.

Not related to meds: Your symptoms of boils with periods are not related to your thyroid meds and I can find a reason for you to get boils with periods. You should get a thorough physical exam including blood test to find the cause of your boils every month. ...Read more

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Why do I get boils and urinary tract infect, bactroban (mupirocin) up nose special was feel so tired very clean?

Why do I get boils and urinary tract infect, bactroban (mupirocin) up nose special was feel so tired very clean?

?: I'm not sure what you are asking. Please clarify. Are you asking if bactroban (mupirocin) is the reason you are feeling very tired? ...Read more

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Can vaginas get boils?

Can vaginas get boils?

Same as: A "boil" is an infected skin gland. There are various types of glands in and around the vagina. Any of them could become infected and would be a "boil" although there would be other medical designations for the lesion. ...Read more

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I get boils on my private area. What is causing this?

I get boils on my private area. What is causing this?

BOILS IN GENITALS: DO YOU HAVE DIABETES?
How long has it been going on?
If you haven't seen your PCP, please see him or her soon. ...Read more

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I get boils a lot, is there a probiotic I can take to hepp with this?

Probably not: "boils" are bacterial infections and not related to your GI tract where probiaotics usually work. Not sure why you get frequent boils. Possible immune system problem? Are you taking any medication that may reduce your immune system and making you susceptible to this type of infection? ...Read more

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I ALWAYS get boils between my thighs, I'm overweight. I just read that u shouldn't pop them but I always did? Will I be ok? How can I make them stop??!

Get examined: And have the abscesses cultured. Get tested for diabetes. See a dermatologist. If you keep popping these abscesses, eventually the infection can enter your bloodstream. Get examined asap. ...Read more

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How do people get boils?

How do people get boils?

Usually: It usually occurs in people who are overly susceptible to staph infection. It's an abscess. Usually get from other person with infection. ...Read more

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What causes me to get boils?

More info needed: Where are you getting the boils, all over or in specific areas of your body. Let us know for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What could cause people to get boils?

Boils: Boils are usually caused by a bacteria called staph. Can be contagious. ...Read more

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I get boils on my inner thighs in the summer. Is there anything that can help this?

I get boils on my inner thighs in the summer. Is there anything that can help this?

Antibacterial soap: Such symptoms might come from infected hairs (folliculitis) or result from skin to skin contact in association with sweating. A simple remedy to try: bathe with an antibacterial soup, an example of which would be dial (r). A more usual cause of such infections can be exposure to inadequated treated hot tub water, which can be avoided by properly treating the tub's water with chlorine. If the anti. ...Read more

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Okay I have no health insurance. I have problem every time I get ready to come on my monthly. I get boils in places on my body. What can I do?

Okay I have no health insurance. I have problem every time I get ready to come on my monthly. I get boils in places on my body. What can I do?

No reason: Despite my misgivings on obamacare, you should be able to get some insurance coverage free or with federal subsidy. I am concerned that you may have an impaired immune system or possible Progesterone allergy. You need to have an immune work up if hormonal effects have been ruled out. ...Read more

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Why do I always get boils on my skin when mosquito bite me?

Skin: Intact skin and mucous membranes are the bodies' number one defense against infection. Insect bites disrupt that and if you are a skin carrier of staphylococci they may create infection in the form of boils, or skin abscesses. ...Read more

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I commonly get boils between my thighs. I'm overweight & have no signs of diabetes, wondering if it's serious and how to stop it?

Rubbing: Anywhere that skin is in contact with skin can lead to skin breakdown, sores, and infections. If your thighs are touching, then keeping the area covered and dry is helpful, and the problem should resolve if you lose enough weight so that the inner thighs are no longer rubbing. ...Read more

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I normally get boils all over my body. Recently I got one in between my buttocks. It will not stop bleeding. Should I be concerned?

I normally get boils all over my body. Recently I got one in between my buttocks. It will not stop bleeding. Should I be concerned?

See a dermatologist: It is not "normal" to get boils all over. What do you do about it??? You need an exam. Pilonidal sinus? Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Staph furunculosis? Folliculitis? Other condition? You need an exam and evaluation by a skin specialist. ...Read more

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I'm a 28 yr old black female. I get boils on my inner thighs every now and then. How do I prevent boils. How do I treat boils without popping them?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin inflammation marked by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions). The lesions often enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may result after several recurrences. Antibiotics taken for a long time early in the disease help fight infection and may prevent future outbreaks or prevent the disease from worsening. ...Read more

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Boils underneath my arm pit. I get boils more than one underneath both arm pits. Have tried the prescribed cream and pills. Nothing has worked for me.

Hidradenitis?: It sounds like you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic inflammatory condition that typically involves the armpits or groin. It's not primarily an infection, so antibiotic ointments or pills usually don't help very much. Discuss it with your doctor. If s/he is unfamiliar with HA, see a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do you get boils in the nose?

Why do you get boils in the nose?

Infection: Often, this is related to ingrown hairs inside the nose or chronic presence of bacteria inside the nose combined with trauma (aka nose-picking). Prevention can include applying a special antibiotic to the nasal cavity and keeping fingers/foreign objects out of the nose. ...Read more

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Why do my fiance get boils on his behind frequently?

Heat and sweat: He may have a condition call hidradenitis. Keeping the skin clean and avoiding excess oil on the skin my help. Also try antibacterial or benzoyl peroxide cleanser. Just remember that BP cleansers do bleach fabric. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I used to get boils all the time?

Still a problem?: If so, medical assessment can help to determine the cause. At that point, a plan can be developed to help prevent this in the future. ...Read more

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I get boils all over what could this be a result of and how can I treat it?

Staph aureus: These are usually staphylococcal and if so will require drainage of existing ones, course of antibiotics appropriate to the sensitivity of the organism isolated, and possibly attempts to change your nasal and skin colonization by these bacteria. See a doctor and get this evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I constantly get boils in all different arears on me. I had msra before, can this be the same?

Recurrent Boils: It is not uncommon to get recurrent boils. One can be colonized with bacteria that causes boils or have immune problems that lead to recurrent boils. A dermatologist, primary care doctor, or infectious disease specialist should be able to help.

Hidradenitis suppurativa, an inflammatory condition affecting the armpits and groin, can often be misdiagnosed as boils. ...Read more

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Athelte feet can u get boils on your foot also what are signs of bad athele feet

Athlete's Feet: Athlete's feet condition is a fungal infection. It typically starts on the bottom of the foot or between toes. It needs moisture like sweating or wet environments to grab hold. It can look like boils, or little pimples, but also scaling skin, redness, and typically itches. It is treated by drying out the environment as best as possible. Some creams with anti fungal can work, but some are too wet. ...Read more

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I always get boils between my legs all the time. But this I can't pop it. Can someone help it hurtsbad?

C a general surgeon: The fact that u have been popping them means u r a picker, so hands off. Keep the area always clean with showers & soap & water, and cover with a band aide to remind u to keep ur hands off future occurrences. This one may need surgical draining so when u go 4 ur appointment b prepared. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more