Abscess boil cause

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Avatar f tn Hello, Ingrown hair or boil also referred to as a skin abscess, is a localized infection deep in the skin. A boil generally starts as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus. Finally, the pus "forms a head," which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drain out through the surface of the skin. Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean.
Avatar m tn Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle. Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean.Drainage of the boil is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head.Take some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription. Recurrent boils are found in diabetes, HIV infection, or other immune system disorders.
Avatar n tn I just recently had another MRI which showed no abscess present but a mild broad based disc bulge at L3-4 and L4-5. Could this be related to the abscess? I had an MRI about two days after the site was lanced the first time since they were concerned about meningitis. Also, are epidural abscesses very common? What is the main cause of them? I had an unbelievable uneventful pregnancy but this has really made me question whether I want to have another child.
Avatar n tn 1) There are several different types of abscess but the most common is a periapical abscess in which there is a cavity in the tooth that invades the pulp of the tooth. The bacteria then travels down the pulp into the jawbone and begins to destroy the jawbone.
Avatar n tn you must go to a clinic and get it popped, then drain. If that pop on it's on, then the pus(poison) will get into your body and can kill you. Even if you can't afford it they have clinics that go by your income. You need meds to get the infections out your body, the longer you wait the worst off you going to be.
Avatar n tn About a week and a half ago I started to develope a lump, redness, and pain just outside the crease of my right thigh. Over the weekend it progressively got larger, developed a whitehead, and started draining pus/blood on its own (DO NOT try pushing, sqeezing or poking with a needle on your own).During this time it was VERY painful and hard to walk, sit or get comfortable. Once that finished, there was blood, lots of it, but this is normal (I of course did not know this and began to panic).
Avatar f tn Your grandmother should receive a pelvic exam to determine the cause and extent of the abscess to determine the correct treatment,a small sample may also be taken to rule out cancer beings she is post menopausal. I don't know what kind of health care they have in Uganda,but if she is in this much pain this should have already been evaluated and treated with antibiotics and possibly drained.
Avatar m tn Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of lump. Possibilities that may need to be considered include cyst, abscess, scar formation etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a primary care physician or a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar f tn It would be a good idea to take her to the Dr to find out what's going on. It could be an abscess,Like you said, or it could be a boil. She may need antibiotics. Sorry I could'nt be of more help but only a Dr can tell you what's going on for sure.
1409346 tn?1284152750 Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. A boil, also referred to as a skin abscess, is a localized infection deep in the skin. A boil generally starts as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus. Finally, the pus "forms a head," which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drain out through the surface of the skin.
462083 tn?1206620211 Hi, What is your age? You should not pick at the lesion as this might cause infection. You should keep the area clean, wear lose clothes and see if the pimple goes away in a few days. Pimples on the breast can occur, just like on skin anywhere else. You should do a breast self exam and report any abnormal features that you might notice - a breast lump, skin changes or nipple discharge etc. If the pimple does not resolve in a few days consult your physician for a clinical evaluation.
Avatar n tn It is a week later and I now have a small red dotted rash about the size of two postage stamps just above the boil. 2/3 of the dots are at hair follicles. I have been putting benzoyl peroxide on the boil to help it dry up. Could this be a reaction to the benzoyl peroxide?
Avatar m tn I'm also getting shooting pain up my neck and don my back in the same area, which feels like it could be muscular, but could a small abscess cause this kind of pain without being very large (possibly spreading?) and should I be concerned since I can't see my doctor for another 2 weeks. I have no experience with skin infections like this.
Avatar n tn gave me some cream to put on it so that did help for a while but to this day, almost 2 years later, I still have problems with that same boil/abscess! But who knows? Maybe it's just that particular surgeon...some family members tell me they don't think he did a good job for me to be still having problems 2yrs later. Then, a while back, 2 boils popped up, 1 under each armpit so I decided not to return to the same dr.
Avatar n tn a friend told me to take vitamin C so iam gonna give it a try....her mom takes it and has not had one ever since...hope we all can be boil free soon cause they do hurt...
2130859 tn?1336036048 Let it open on its own, pushing/applying pressure can just make it more infected and cause it to abscess. If it's painful and lasts longer than a week or so, I would go to the doctor just to make sure!
Avatar n tn HELP! For the past two years I have been getting painful recurring face infection (boil) on different parts of my face (my chin, above eye, on rim of ear, on skin just in front of earlobe... anywhere. I feel one coming on and I call in a perscription for Dicloxacillin 500 mg and take 4 a day (28 pills). It goes away and I am fine for 3 to 4 months and I get another one different place. The Dr.
Avatar n tn You may find that dentists do not spend any time counseling their patients relative to the things that cause tooth and root decay, or how to get free from it. Why should they when they make money from dental disease. Dental decay is the number one disease in the world. The primaryPrimary amyloidosis Primary biliary cirrhosis Primary hyperparathyroidism Primary insomnia Primary lymphoma of the brain cause is diet, and no amount of dental work can stop the decay process.
Avatar n tn last week i developed an abcsess in my tooth. my cheek became very swollen. the doctor said the infection from the abscess had passed from my tooth into my cheek. they put me on keeflex. within 24 hours about 60% of the swelling in my cheek had subsided. i am now on day 6 of a 10 days worth of the keeflex.
Avatar m tn Tooth 14 is not reacting to cold but tooth 15 is still sensitive to cold. About the cause of gum boil, I got different opinions from two dentists: 1. It is due to deep pocket in tooth 14 and suggest 14 to be pulled. 2. It is due to dead pulp of 15. Tooth 14 and 15 need root canal and tooth 14 need gum surgery to remove the pocket. I am a bit confused about who was right on the gum boil. I cannot see infection of root of tooth 15 on X-ray as in many abscess X-rays.
Avatar m tn I wear tight underpants and i keep wearing same jeans frequently as I am a fat person and it is difficult to get clothes easily for my size. I now have this zit/abscess/boil on my groin area. Not on testicles or on penis but on the side of by thigh and groin joint area. It is painful when touched. And i have thigh pain too. But i started having thigh pain after I masturbated yesterday. For the past few months i have been having trouble with over masturbation.
Avatar m tn Hello, I have this huge painful red purplish boil thing near my eye (cheek bone). 2 nights ago I developed a severe stabbing headache that lasted about 24 hours. It had subsided but returned today. I put a hot compress on it and got a decent amount of pus out (this was yesterday). Today I woke up with my eye swollen as well as another white head on it. So I did another compress and alot came out. Then the swelling on my eye went pimpledown some.
Avatar n tn Was there any history of trauma near the involved area or in the lower abdomen? Differentials will be a skin infection (boil), a skin tag, hemorrhoids or warts. These are just differentials. You have noted that the lesion is bluish or purplish in color.This may suggest a vascular origin. Have you noted any enlargement or protrusion of the lesion when you strain? A stool exam and a complete physical examination may be necessary. Do discuss this with your parents.
Avatar n tn If the boil is large enough or is starting to form into an abscess, your doctor will first numb the boil and the surrounding area and then make a small incision to allow the pus to drain.The incision is then usually packed with gauze and an antiseptic to allow further drainage. In the meantime,till you see your doctor,use warm damp compresses for 20 minutes three to four times a day as it may help draw the boil out. Take care....
Avatar m tn Hello, This hard lump under the armpit can be any cyst, or abscess. It can also be enlarged lymph nodes due to bacterial or viral infections, vaccinations etc.A boil or abscess is similar to a large pimple. A boil may develop when the skin is infected or there is an infected hair follicle. A sweat gland abscess may form painful bump in the armpit. These are all conditions which can cause painful lump in the armpit. A complete history and clinical examination is essential for accurate diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Hello, If the boil like lump is located within the breast and not on the skin then it is most likely due to a cyst or an abscess. It cannot cause any cancer but it can be a skin growth also and then it has malignant potential. Since the lump has started causing discomfort it should be evaluated and preferably an ultrasound of the area or a FNAB (fine needle aspiration biopsy) done.
Avatar n tn Burning sensation on nipples can be due to dry nipples, eczema, rash, fungal infection or due to cuts and scratches. It can also be due to an underlying boil or abscess. Please get your child examined by a doctor as it is difficult to find the cause on net. Take care!
Avatar m tn A boil, also referred to as a skin abscess, is a localized infection deep in the skin. A boil generally starts as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus. The only way of ruling it out is by getting yourself tested for genital herpes.