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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.
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.
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.
I frequently get boils in my bikini area and under arms and bumps. I have taken treatment from many different doctors but no effect. Please help?
Infection: Need cultures of the area and specific treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Waxed bikini area, got boils from folliculitis (I think), they popped&r releasing fluid over time. I started2get a chill...septicemia?
I am a little chubby and get these pimples or boils between my thighs and in my bikini lines. I regularly clean my area. How do I stop getting them?
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
I had a painful boil om my bikini line, it hurt so much, how do I know if is hidrenditis supporativa?
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.
I used nair for the first time on my vulva. Got a boil squeeze the pus out and its still hard. A smaller white bump on my bikini line that's hard also?
Boil: See your doctor who may want to drain your abscesses.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Used hair on vulva. Caused boil n white bump on bikini line. The white 1 hurts worse. No puss no blood hard underneath it. What is it? Pls chk my pf
Cyst: Sounds like a cyst. Need to see your pcp immediately.
I don't 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 soonSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm worried the sudden pain in my right hip leg joint is due to possible Staph infection on my right side bikini line which is now a boil/cyst.
If you have a boil: It needs to be drained.....don't let an infection fester.
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 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?
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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