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Why Do I Keep Getting Boils On My Face
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
Cold sores: The cold sores or fever blisters are a herpes simplex virus. Stress whether physical (lack of sleep infection....) or emotional stress. I advise you to see your doctor as there are medications your doctor can put you on to prevent the frequent out breaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viruses cause sores.: We all harbor the viruses that cause cold sores. When our immune system is compromised these cold sores will continue to return. Getting a good nights sleep, a good well balanced diet and coping better with daily stress can go a long way to improving the health of your immune system. If your sores persist, please see your physician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin blisters or rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Hair damage: If your facial hair is curly, your shaving will cut the hair at an angle tending to make it ingrow and cause an inflammatory reaction. You can also get an acneiform reation from the irritation of the hair follicle. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and shaving suggestions. ...Read more
Several causes: There are be several causes and sometimes irregularities in the subcutaneous tissue are actually normal. Are the lumps painful or tender? If you are concerned and if they are painful then see a doctor. ...Read more
Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia or intermittent paresthesia over a long period of time is generally a sign of a neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia usually arises from nerve damage due to infection, inflammation, trauma, or other abnormal process. Paresthesia is rarely due to life-threatening disorders, but it does occur as a result of stroke and tumors. ...Read more
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Probably acne: Especially since you indicate you are a 19 year old man, you can expect some acne on your face. It's part of the changes through which your body goes in becoming a man. Anyone who tells you it is your fault, or that you should not accept scientific treatment, is giving you disinformation. Most acne can be treated by any licensed physician and hard cases respond to dermatologist treatment. ...Read more
Hormonal Acne: Hormonal acne occurs first and foremost around the mouth: on the chin, below the nose, around the sides of the mouth, and sometimes up the jawline. As hormonal acne worsens, however, it can spread to the cheeks and the forehead. Other body parts can be affected, too, but only in severe cases, and once it has advanced. ...Read more
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