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How do people get boils?

How do people get boils?

Usually: It usually occurs in people who are overly susceptible to staph infection. It's an abscess. Usually get from other person with infection. ...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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What causes me to get boils?

What causes me to get boils?

More info needed: Where are you getting the boils, all over or in specific areas of your body. Let us know for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What could cause people to get boils?

Boils: Boils are usually caused by a bacteria called staph. Can be contagious. ...Read more

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Why do my fiance get boils on his behind frequently?

Heat and sweat: He may have a condition call hidradenitis. Keeping the skin clean and avoiding excess oil on the skin my help. Also try antibacterial or benzoyl peroxide cleanser. Just remember that BP cleansers do bleach fabric. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I used to get boils all the time?

What do you suggest if I used to get boils all the time?

Still a problem?: If so, medical assessment can help to determine the cause. At that point, a plan can be developed to help prevent this in the future. ...Read more

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I get boils all over what could this be a result of and how can I treat it?

I get boils all over what could this be a result of and how can I treat it?

Staph aureus: These are usually staphylococcal and if so will require drainage of existing ones, course of antibiotics appropriate to the sensitivity of the organism isolated, and possibly attempts to change your nasal and skin colonization by these bacteria. See a doctor and get this evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I constantly get boils in all different arears on me. I had msra before, can this be the same?

Recurrent Boils: It is not uncommon to get recurrent boils. One can be colonized with bacteria that causes boils or have immune problems that lead to recurrent boils. A dermatologist, primary care doctor, or infectious disease specialist should be able to help.

Hidradenitis suppurativa, an inflammatory condition affecting the armpits and groin, can often be misdiagnosed as boils. ...Read more

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Can vaginas get boils?

Can vaginas get boils?

Same as: A "boil" is an infected skin gland. There are various types of glands in and around the vagina. Any of them could become infected and would be a "boil" although there would be other medical designations for the lesion. ...Read more

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I get boils on my inner thighs in the summer. Is there anything that can help this?

I get boils on my inner thighs in the summer. Is there anything that can help this?

Antibacterial soap: Such symptoms might come from infected hairs (folliculitis) or result from skin to skin contact in association with sweating. A simple remedy to try: bathe with an antibacterial soup, an example of which would be dial (r). A more usual cause of such infections can be exposure to inadequated treated hot tub water, which can be avoided by properly treating the tub's water with chlorine. If the anti. ...Read more

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Okay I have no health insurance. I have problem every time I get ready to come on my monthly. I get boils in places on my body. What can I do?

Okay I have no health insurance. I have problem every time I get ready to come on my monthly. I get boils in places on my body. What can I do?

No reason: Despite my misgivings on obamacare, you should be able to get some insurance coverage free or with federal subsidy. I am concerned that you may have an impaired immune system or possible Progesterone allergy. You need to have an immune work up if hormonal effects have been ruled out. ...Read more

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Why do I get boils on my vagina?

Why do I get boils on my vagina?

Boil: There are lot of glands in vaginal skin and so its easy for them to get blocked and turn into boils. If having recurrent boil then it might be worthwhile getting swabs done and seeing doctor, also excluding diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do you get boils in the nose?

Why do you get boils in the nose?

Infection: Often, this is related to ingrown hairs inside the nose or chronic presence of bacteria inside the nose combined with trauma (aka nose-picking). Prevention can include applying a special antibiotic to the nasal cavity and keeping fingers/foreign objects out of the nose. ...Read more

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I get boils on my private area. What is causing this?

I get boils on my private area. What is causing this?

BOILS IN GENITALS: DO YOU HAVE DIABETES?
How long has it been going on?
If you haven't seen your PCP, please see him or her soon. ...Read more

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I get boils a lot, is there a probiotic I can take to hepp with this?

Probably not: "boils" are bacterial infections and not related to your GI tract where probiaotics usually work. Not sure why you get frequent boils. Possible immune system problem? Are you taking any medication that may reduce your immune system and making you susceptible to this type of infection? ...Read more

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I ALWAYS get boils between my thighs, I'm overweight. I just read that u shouldn't pop them but I always did? Will I be ok? How can I make them stop??!

Get examined: And have the abscesses cultured. Get tested for diabetes. See a dermatologist. If you keep popping these abscesses, eventually the infection can enter your bloodstream. Get examined asap. ...Read more

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Why do I always get boils on my skin when mosquito bite me?

Skin: Intact skin and mucous membranes are the bodies' number one defense against infection. Insect bites disrupt that and if you are a skin carrier of staphylococci they may create infection in the form of boils, or skin abscesses. ...Read more

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I commonly get boils between my thighs. I'm overweight & have no signs of diabetes, wondering if it's serious and how to stop it?

Rubbing: Anywhere that skin is in contact with skin can lead to skin breakdown, sores, and infections. If your thighs are touching, then keeping the area covered and dry is helpful, and the problem should resolve if you lose enough weight so that the inner thighs are no longer rubbing. ...Read more

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I normally get boils all over my body. Recently I got one in between my buttocks. It will not stop bleeding. Should I be concerned?

See a dermatologist: It is not "normal" to get boils all over. What do you do about it??? You need an exam. Pilonidal sinus? Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Staph furunculosis? Folliculitis? Other condition? You need an exam and evaluation by a skin specialist. ...Read more

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I'm a 28 yr old black female. I get boils on my inner thighs every now and then. How do I prevent boils. How do I treat boils without popping them?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin inflammation marked by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions). The lesions often enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may result after several recurrences. Antibiotics taken for a long time early in the disease help fight infection and may prevent future outbreaks or prevent the disease from worsening. ...Read more

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Boils underneath my arm pit. I get boils more than one underneath both arm pits. Have tried the prescribed cream and pills. Nothing has worked for me.

Hidradenitis?: It sounds like you might have hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic inflammatory condition that typically involves the armpits or groin. It's not primarily an infection, so antibiotic ointments or pills usually don't help very much. Discuss it with your doctor. If s/he is unfamiliar with HA, see a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get boils under my breast physician thinks it is MRSA could I die from that?

I get boils under my breast physician thinks it is MRSA could I die from that?

Unlikely: Mrsa is generally a skin infection and will not kill you unless it gets into the bloodstream, which means that these skin infections need attention when they happen and you need to discuss prevention with a doctor. ...Read more

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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

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I always get boils between my legs all the time. But this I can't pop it. Can someone help it hurtsbad?

C a general surgeon: The fact that u have been popping them means u r a picker, so hands off. Keep the area always clean with showers & soap & water, and cover with a band aide to remind u to keep ur hands off future occurrences. This one may need surgical draining so when u go 4 ur appointment b prepared. ...Read more

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Why do diabetics get boils and what can we do to prevent them or bring it to a head once it forms? Thanks

Sluggish: The immune system in a diabetic is sluggish especially when the sugars are high over a long period of time. This makes infections easier to contract. The best defense is to keep your diabetes WELL controlled with HbA1c under 7.0. You can use a warm compress, warm/hot sitz baths with epsom salts or even a tea bag compress to the boil to try and get it to drain. ...Read more