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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
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
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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!
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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 soon ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
?: 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
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.
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
I am not pregnant but am lactating and having sever hot flashes had hysterectomy 10 years ago. Get very tired out and have been getting boils on legs.
I keep getting boils in the groin area. One will eventually drain and go away but then another reappears. Its never ending.
Sign on to HealthTap. Com and give more details of your condition and send photos. Some off the cuff considerations include:
Avoid manipulation of these boils except to keep the area clean including your entire bottom.
Keep your nails short and do not bite them.
Change the towel daily and wear clean underwear daily. Change and wash clothes after workouts.
Apply Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) twice daily to sores. ...Read more
See a doctor.: If you have a simple abscess, hot compresses can help draw it to a head so it can drain. But there are lots of other possibilities for the condition you describe, and these can lead to scarring if not treated properly. You may need antibiotics, or a procedure to open or remove the lesion. Please see your primary doctor or a dermatologist for full evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
A friend keeps getting boils one after another in different areas. He's had antibiotics each time & used bactroban (mupirocin) for 3days. Why? What else can he do?
Culture: Find out what type of bacteria he is colonized with by nasal and lesion culture to best determine which antibiotic (s) to use. Hibiclens when showering, topical bactroban to the lesions and a course of nasal bactroban (in addition to the baths with bleach noted above) might be useful. I would also culture and decolonize close contacts with hibiclens and nasal bactroban is helpful to prevent spread. ...Read more
I have been getting boils since I was 10years old mostly around the genital area and my inner thighs. What. Could be the cause of this. I am 32 now.
Boils: These are often recurrences of Staphylococcal skin eruptions and may be due to colonization with subsequent breaks in the skin allowing entry of the organisms. Suggest seeing a dermatologist and having these examined and cultured the next time you have an outbreak. May be possible to clear this up. Good luck. ...Read more
Staph infection: These are probably due to staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria. You should have cultures of the boil to determine what the organism and its sensitivity to antibiotics are. If staph, in addition to receiving antibiotics attempts to eliminate carriage of this should be made with Mupirocin (bactroban) ointment in the nose and washing solely with a hexochlorphine containing soap. ...Read more
Why do I keep getting boils on my bottom. There really painful and I also have these kind of spots with blood in and after there squeezed it weeps?
Wrong treatments: Recurrent infections mean that the original infections were not eradicated or you keep exposing the area to the same causes. If recurrent, then you may have chronically infected cysts which need removal. Simply opening them does not get rid of the infected parts. Squeezing is bad as it "injects" the infection deeper into the tissues. A surgeon needs to help get rid of these. Enough antibiotics! ...Read more
Why do I keep getting boils all over my body it keep leaving ugly marks I have them on my breast also?
Need photos: If you are developing "boils" in the hair bearing areas i.e.axillas. Groins, breasts, vulva and/or perineum you may have Hidradenitis Suppurativa which is a skin condition that affects apocrine sweat glands. You should be evaluated by a physician who will be able to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
It's just you: People with severe acne have no lifestyle, hygiene or diet differences from their age-and-sex-matched peers. If you have bad acne, and topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician and stop listening to what anybody else tells you is the problem. ...Read more
Buttock boils: Boils of the buttocks region develop from a number of things. Some of those include the the high moisture related to the region, as well as poor hygiene and proximity of the buttock to the rectum, which increases the amount of bacteria and debris within the buttocks area. This provides a great environment for boils to develop. ...Read more
It is something: To talk to your Doctor/Dermatologist about, even though it may be embarrassing. You may have a very mild case of hidradenitis suppurative where, for unknown reasons, the apocrine glands become plugged/obstructed and abscesses form, sometimes infected/sometimes not. Hormones related to menses may influence. It may be genetic. Various treatments somewhat effective. See Derm specialist ...Read more
I keep getting boils on my vagina every month before my period. I've even had one on the iside of my vagina. What is causing this?
Hidradenitis: This could be a manifestation of hidradenitis, which is a recurring infection of the sweat glands in the groin and armpits. However, without seeing it, it may be something else like herpes or something more rare. It would be prudent to see a primary care doctor or gynecologist about this. ...Read more
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