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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. ...Read more

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Boil is also known as Abscess. 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 ??

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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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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