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What causes boils on chin and now a lump under my chin both are very sore .?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Bacterial infection, usually staph, of hair follicle leading to suppurative inflammation.
Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils. The "lump" may be a deep seated boil or infected lymph node. In either case it is time to see your doctor. Boils on the face are dangerous as infection can spread to the brain.

In brief: Infection

Bacterial infection, usually staph, of hair follicle leading to suppurative inflammation.
Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils. The "lump" may be a deep seated boil or infected lymph node. In either case it is time to see your doctor. Boils on the face are dangerous as infection can spread to the brain.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Staph infection

This is a bacterial infection which requires oral antibiotics, based on culture and sensitivity.
You may harboring bacteria in your nose and need to use bactroban (mupirocin) inside your nose one week per month to decrease recurrences.

In brief: Staph infection

This is a bacterial infection which requires oral antibiotics, based on culture and sensitivity.
You may harboring bacteria in your nose and need to use bactroban (mupirocin) inside your nose one week per month to decrease recurrences.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: Ingrown hairs

One common cause of boils in the chin area are ingrown hairs.
This condition responds very well to laser hair removal.

In brief: Ingrown hairs

One common cause of boils in the chin area are ingrown hairs.
This condition responds very well to laser hair removal.
Dr. H. William Song
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