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Athelte feet can u get boils on your foot also what are signs of bad athele feet

Athelte feet can u get boils on your foot also what are signs of bad athele feet

Athlete's Feet: Athlete's feet condition is a fungal infection. It typically starts on the bottom of the foot or between toes. It needs moisture like sweating or wet environments to grab hold. It can look like boils, or little pimples, but also scaling skin, redness, and typically itches. It is treated by drying out the environment as best as possible. Some creams with anti fungal can work, but some are too wet. ...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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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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My 14 month old now has two boils on her right arm. One starting on her riht foot and one on each leg. Will putting a warm washcloth on it help keep them from getting worse?

My 14 month old now has two boils on her right arm. One starting on her riht foot and one on each leg. Will putting a warm washcloth on it help keep them from getting worse?

Perhaps: A warm washcloth might help bring the boil to a head but I think that u should have her seen by your dr, they really might have to be drained and have antibiotics, multiple boils are unusual for a baby this age. ...Read more

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My niece is 1 year & has rash on her legs & by her mouth, also 2 boils on foot went urgent care said was virus, should she be seen for 2nd option?

My niece is 1 year & has rash on her legs & by her mouth, also 2 boils on foot went urgent care said was virus, should she be seen for 2nd option?

Rash: There is a rash that causes blisters in those locations. Send pictures to confirm. It is called a Coxsackie infection or hand/foot and mouth. All the best. ...Read more

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My niece has rash by her mouth & legs & 2 pus filled boils on her foot, went urgent care they said was virus, should she see dr for 2nd opinion?

My niece has rash by her mouth & legs & 2 pus filled boils on her foot, went urgent care they said was virus, should she see dr for 2nd opinion?

Mgt: Sometimes this type of rash is impetigo caused by Staph bacteria.
I would suggest discussing this possible cause with your PCP. This type of rash can be treated with antibiotics. ...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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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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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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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

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I am getting boils on my scalp, arm pits, and on skin. What could be the cause for this?

I am getting boils on my scalp, arm pits, and on skin. What could be the cause for this?

MRSA: Methicillin resistant staph aureus, a bacteria, can cause boils in those areas on the skin. You should see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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After I had a breast exam and they determined it was benign I began getting boils on the same breast is that normal?

After I had a breast exam and they determined it was benign I began getting boils on the same breast is that normal?

Staph?: It is possible that at some point you were in contact with staph. Be checked by your doctor and treat as advised. All the best. ...Read more

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I've been on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Clindamycin for recurring boils on buttocks. Still getting boils while taking antibiotics. What's wrong with me?

Culture?: Has anyone opened one of these boils and sent the contents for culture? If you're taking antibiotics and still getting them, chances are they are caused by a bacteria (or other organism) that is not sensitive to the antibiotics you are taking. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a boil on the bottom of my foot?

Incise & drain: The definitive treatment for a boil is incision and drainage. Try soaking the foot in hot water to see if it will drain on its own. If not, it will have to be lanced, but don't attempt this yourself - it will hurt too much and you run the risk of making things worse, particularly on the sole of the foot. Let a doctor do it under the proper sterile conditions, with an anesthetic. ...Read more

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I get lot of boils around my toes, sole, foot...Whats the reason. Some say I have a lot of heat in my body which is not coming out properly..

I get lot of boils around my toes, sole, foot...Whats the reason. Some say I have a lot of heat in my body which is not coming out properly..

See a podiatrist: Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, tinea infections, dyshidrosis can demonstrate an appearance consistent with what you described. Have a doctor diagnosis this for you, and work up a treatment plan. Usually this involves prescribed topical medications. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of boil like scars on the back of my foot from wearing bad shoes?

How can I get rid of boil like scars on the back of my foot from wearing bad shoes?

Stop wearing bad sho: These heaped up scars at the back of heel is the result of tight ill fitting shoes. The best solution is to prevent them by wearing well fitting shoes. Sometimes people form a bursa at the site of friction. My advise is not to have any excision as there is not enough tissue at this site and you do not want another scar. Most of the time if you avoid pressure from the shoes it will improve. ...Read more

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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

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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 in my rectum and anal area also on my buttocks cheeks why is this. How can I get rid of them, and avoid them.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Among other things, you should be tested for diabetes and sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more