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Why do I keep getting boils in the bikini area?

Why do I keep getting boils in the bikini area?

Infection, hidraaden: This can represent a bacterial, yeast or fungal infection which needs to be treated. You also need to be evaluated for underlying problem such as diabetes or hypothyroidism. It could laso represent inflammation of the apocrine glands called hidraadenitis suppuritiva. This is best evalauated and treated by a primary care physician or dermatologist in person. ...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 get boils under my arms and bikini area. Anything I can do to stop them ??

Boils: These are commonly due to infection with Staph aureus, often MRSA. You need to be seen by a doctor, the boil cultured and treated with antibiotics if proven to be infectious, and if due to Staph you should have attempts made to decolonize yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get what appears to be boils or abcesses under my arms and in bikini area. Thu are very painful and and leave ugly scars. What an I do to prevent?

I get what appears to be boils or abcesses under my arms and in bikini area. Thu are very painful and and leave ugly scars. What an I do to prevent?

See below: If you shave these areas try not to shave.Them. If you must shave wash the areas with an anti-bacterial soap before and after shaving, as well as use a new razor, or blade each tie. Also see your doctor to see if there is ay other reason for you to keep getting the boils. ...Read more

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I waxed my bikini area@home.it got sore so I stopped.A day later,when I went2finish the job,noticed redness,now I have multiple boils w/pus!HELP PLS!

Need to see a doc: Not an uncommon problem. This is obviously an infection and requires antibiotics. This could be folliculitis or infection of the hair follicles. Usually caused by staph and sometimes MRSA which is harder to treat. Also caused by shaving. Time to get into a doctor. ...Read more

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I had a painful boil om my bikini line, it hurt so much, how do I know if is hidrenditis supporativa?

I had a painful boil om my bikini line, it hurt so much, how do I know if is hidrenditis supporativa?

Hidradenitis: Considered a severe form of acne (acne inversa), hidradenitis suppurativa occurs deep in the skin around oil (sebaceous) glands and hair follicles. The parts of the body affected — the groin and armpits, for example — are also the main locations of apocrine sweat glands. ...Read more

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Can I receive oral sex while I have the aftermath of a healing boil on my bikini line?

Can I receive oral sex while I have the aftermath of a healing boil on my bikini line?

Infection: your partner may get infected and more so if it is a open wound, you may get different bacteria from your partners mouth on to the boil. could make it worse e. So avoid for now. See your doctor and get antibiotics to treat the boil. ...Read more

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I havea boil type thing that keeps reappearing on the same spot in my bikini line. First it's red then tender after which pus comes out.It won't heal?

Cyst or infection: Probably either an epidermal cyst that has ruptured and become inflamed/infected, or a plugged oil gland that has become infected. These are common around the waistline, which is warm and damp and continually irritated by clothing. Your doctor or a dermatologist may need to drain it and prescribe an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a ingrow. hair. looks like a boil it is on my bikini line hurts to walk what can i use to reduce the swollen can i use. corn/callus remover?

No U need Md care. .: Get in 2 C Ur PCP. Antibiotics & even draining may B needed. If U do nothing it may run its course, but also may lead 2 serious infection &/or septicemia. ...Read more

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I dont know if i have a boil or cyst it is next to my bikini line about 3 inches sore swollen red has a white head the lump is very hard been 9 days?

Infection: You likely had an infection develop in a hair follicle that has now encased itself in a protective coating or rhine.These are usually staph, and commonly MRSA.Early on they can respond to local application of heat, which can bring the thing to the surface and let it drain. If it has been there that long it is likely in need of surgical drainage.This can be done under a local.Call and get in soon ...Read more

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I keep getting boils in my rectum and anal area also on my buttocks cheeks why is this. How can I get rid of them, and avoid them.

I keep getting boils in my rectum and anal area also on my buttocks cheeks why is this. How can I get rid of them, and avoid them.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Among other things, you should be tested for diabetes and sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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I keep getting boils under my arm pits and around my vigina and I have constant ictching under my Brest's what could it be and how can I get rid of it?

?: The itching under your breast is likely a fungal infection. It's a favorite place for Candida ( a fungus) to live. The recurrent boils suggest deficient immunity. A common denominator can be diabetes and you should be checked for that. Your ability to fight infection should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is getting boils is there anyway i can get it to drain and have it not be as traumatizing for her.

Consult Pediatrician: I will not recommend tryin to drain the boils in a 4 years old by yourself and suggest that you consult your childs pediatrician to get these treated.He may need antobiotocs and if needs draining he/she may refer you to a surgeon for incision and drainage. ...Read more

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I have concerns that I have a genital boil I drink water I keep clean eat healthy it gets red tender fills with pus it will bust on its on and its mostly blood I'm not sure how I get these is a skin boil I have autioimmune disease?

I have concerns that I have a genital boil I drink water I keep clean eat healthy it gets red tender fills with pus it will bust on its on and its mostly blood I'm not sure how I get these is a skin boil I have autioimmune disease?

You may have a...: Bartholin's cyst. This is an abscess that can occur on either side of the inner vagina near its entrance. You need to see a gynecologist (or at least a doctor who's experienced in gynecology) to confirm the diagnosis and drain the cyst. You may be prescribed antibiotics and given some other instructions to help the cyst heal. Unfortunately, it's not something you can treat on your own. ...Read more

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