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How to treat a face under skin boil-like bump cheekbone area.

How to treat a face under skin boil-like bump cheekbone area.

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

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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Why do I keep gettin painful boils on my face and what can clear them up?

Why do I keep gettin painful boils on my face and what can clear them up?

Facial Boils: Without examining you and further details, it is difficult to answer definitively, some possibilities:

cystic acne can cause this and often requires complex strategy with cleansing, topical and/or oral antibiotics and retinoid treatment.

Recurrent boils can also be from MRSA and that requires following a decontamination protocol to eradicate the bacteria in your nose, clothing, linens and pets. ...Read more

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How to get rid of boils on my face?

How to get rid of boils on my face?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. Boils will need a bacterial culture and internal antibiotics for treatment. ...Read more

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When I shave my head I always get big boils on the back of my head?

Post Shaving sores: This common problem from shaving may mean the instrument you are using to shave with is infected or dirty enough that you are getting infections. Then there is also the chance that the instrument you are using is not sharp enough and is damaging the skin. Thus leading to rash and infection. ...Read more

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I do get these boils on the head... It is very painful and does itches a lot. I applied lot of anti bact solutions but it keeps coming back again.

I do get these boils on the head... It is very painful and does itches a lot. I applied lot of anti bact solutions but it keeps coming back again.

Source Control: If extensive, you may need to take an antibiotic by mouth to address your infection. I would also think carefully about what your head is touching- You may just be reinfecting your scalp. Are you using the same hat or pillow or comb or towel without washing or disinfecting these objects prior to their use? Are you leaving scratch marks on your scalp? Did you recently changed your shampoo? Dyeing? ...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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I have dark spots from acne on my face and boils on my chest. How do I get rid of them?

I have dark spots from acne on my face and boils on my chest. How do I get rid of them?

See the doctor: Acne treatment will help you preventing future dark spots and boils on chest. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I keep getting boils on my bottom, why?

I keep getting boils on my bottom, why?

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

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I keep getting boils on the same spot right before my period starts.... should I be worried?

I keep getting boils on the same spot right before my period starts.... should I be worried?

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

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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?

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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Why might someone keep getting boils on my nose?

Boils: Chronic recurrent staph infection. Use acne cleansing agents, keep your hands off your face, take clindamycin (ABX). If diabetic, see dermatology ...Read more

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Keep getting boils on back, what's wrong?

This needs prompt: Medical evaluation. Would encourage you to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I got two boils on my face what could that be?

I got two boils on my face what could that be?

Infection: Try hot compresses. If persist or increasing in size see md for nit itich or drainage. ...Read more

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I have got very small boils on my face the tiny ones. My skin seems to become dry and dull. Please suggest me some good product which can help..

I have got very small boils on my face the tiny ones. My skin seems to become dry and dull. Please suggest me some good product which can help..

Acne: 1. Avoid washing your face more than once a day.
2. Don't use an abrasive cleanser.
3. Use a non-acneogenic moisturizer at night.
4. Try a mild bpo face wash like panoxyl
for a month. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a skin boil?

What can I do to treat a skin boil?

Warm soaks: Warm soaks may bring the boil to drain spontaneously. If not go to the emergency department for a procedure to drain it. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What could cause a persistent skin boil?

What could cause a persistent skin boil?

Colonization: You may be a staph carrier, and continue to reinfect yourself. Consider having a nasal swab done at your doctors office to determine if this is true. If so there are strategies to minimize the recurrence of boils. ...Read more

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What causes boils on head and underarms regularly?

Boils can be caused: By staph or strep bacteria that r on the skin. May have medical condition such as diabetes or an immune deficiency that allows those germs to infect. Recurrent infxns can b due to the germs in nose or other family members' noses. May require intranasal bactroban (mupirocin) in all family members to prevent recurrence. Correcting other medical conditions needed too. See pcp to b checked for predisposing condit. ...Read more

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I have over a dozen boils on my head and multiple more all over my body. What should do?

See you doctor: You may have a primary skin condition or a serious infectious disease. You need the right antibiotics if its infectious and may need special soaps to get rid if it from your skin. ...Read more

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I am getting boils on my inner thighs they come and go what could this be and what could I do?

Infection: It sounds like this is recurrent minor infections that probably can be treated with help from your physician. I would recommend you see a doctor about this problem. ...Read more

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Could boils on face cause my depression?

Could boils on face cause my depression?

Depression: If it affects your self-image ; treatment has been inefficient in relieving the symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes boils on a new born baby's head?

What causes boils on a new born baby's head?

Probably pustule (s): True "boil" is very unusual in newborn. Superficial pustules (blisters containing cloudy fluid) can be caused by staph infection. ...Read more