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Doctor insights on: Why Do People Get Boils

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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.

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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.

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What could cause people to get boils?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.