Abscess boil cyst

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Avatar f tn Hello, It can be due to a boil or a cyst. Keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful. In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics and incision and drainage may be needed. Please consult a dermatologist in that case.
Avatar m tn I have had a smallish (maybe 2 cm in diameter) skin abscess or infected cyst on my back next to my cervical spine for the last 2 weeks which doesn't seem to be getting bigger or coming to a head (I tried squeezing it thinking it was a pimple at first.) When I touch it, it feels soft/puffy as though there's some fluid under it (same as a gum boil) and it's no longer hot/painful, just itchy sometimes.
2130859 tn?1336036048 If it's smaller than the size of a pea and white-ish, it might not be a cyst/boil. I've heard of a lot of women getting these on their labia (I currently have one) and they usually go away on their own. All of my cysts (HS disease) swell to be the size of a quarter or bigger, turn purple with a black dot in the middle, surface and drain on their own. If it is a cyst/boil do NOT pop it. Let it open on its own, pushing/applying pressure can just make it more infected and cause it to abscess.
Avatar n tn Hello, Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. 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. If there are recurrent boils, then please get your blood sugar levels estimated.
Avatar n tn coild be an abcess or boil.. and it could be bacterial.. like with staph or something.
Avatar f tn I have not across any who has had a needle injected to clear rubbish out of a cyst, boil or abscess. If it does become large, the doctor can lance it to drain the rubbish out. The doctor will always examine the "lump" and will make the decision whether an antibiotic should be prescribed. Boils and abscesses do start from having a small pimple and infection can spread inwards which can become very dangerous and life threatening.
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 Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! A painful boil inside vagina can be an infected Bartholin cyst or an abscess or even an infected polyp. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. Since it is causing so much pain and the doctors are not telling you what it is, it would be better to get it removed and then biopsied to know what it is. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn Hello, It can be a boil, abscess or carbuncle. A boil, also referred to as a skin abscess, is a localized infection deep in the skin. 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. If there are recurrent boils, then please get your blood sugar levels estimated.
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 Hello, It can be a boil or a cyst. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. . Hair follicles that are blocked by greasy creams, petroleum jelly, or similar products are more vulnerable to infection. Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle. Treatment includes antibiotics and incision and drainage and do not touch or pick them up.
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 i guess i should consider myself lucky because it is on my forehead, and i can hide it with bangs, but i know its there and im constantly looking in the mirror to keep it covered. lately, i have wondered if maybe its not a cyst but a boil. how can u tell the difference? any good ideas for treating this monster? this was the first time i had anything like this, only minor acne before. any advice would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn Hello, It can be an infected hair follicle or a boil or a sebaceous cyst. A boil, also referred to as a skin abscess, is a localized infection deep in the skin. 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.
Avatar n 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. 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 f tn Hello, It can be a boil or infected vaginal cyst. Apply warm compresses,Neosporin ointment and calamine lotion and avoid messing with it. You can take anti-inflammatory pain killers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If the lump persists then it will be best to get it evaluated from a gynecologist as you may need incision and drainage. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn I went to my doctors yesterday (an on-call doctor as my regular is on maternity leave) and she said it is a cyst/boil. She said there is not too much to diferentiate the two, except one is 1 large pocket of puss, and the other is several pockets or compartments of puss. She poked and dug around (super uncomfortable!) but she could not find a head. She gave me a perscription for some numbing cream (which helps a bit) and suggested alternating between warm/hot and cold compresses.
Avatar n tn I have had a shooting pain in my right breast for a couple days its like a needle being put into my nipple now i have a cyst or pimple right below my nipple were the bumps are and it hurts, should I put heat on and allow it to drain or go see someone? Thanks Trish This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/240082'>Pimples on my areolar</a>.
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 Hi there, Sorry to hear about your boil or cyst on your buttock. I've read that is a very common affliction, so don't feel so embarrassed. If it is "just a boil", you could continue to try to drain it using hot compressed as you are. I would also buy some Persagel, a benzoyl peroxide cream in the acne section of a pharmacy. It kills most bacteria, and is 10% strength. It bleaches clothes, so wear white underwear.
Avatar n tn This could be due to a Bartholin's cyst or abscess, sebacious cyst or a possible sexually transmitted disease.Hair follicles that have pulled out or the incidence of skin trauma may trigger the growth of sebaceous cysts. The presence of pubic hair in the vulva near the vagina would tend to result to vaginal lumps. Without infection, this usually goes away on its own.
Avatar m tn Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination,but it sounds like boil. 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. Pls keep the area clean and apply some warm compresses. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.
Avatar n tn Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus. Sebaceous cyst is a closed sac or cyst below the surface of the skin that has a lining that resembles the uppermost part (infundibulum) of a hair follicle and fills with a fatty white, semi-solid material called sebum produced by sebaceous glands of the epidermis.It is usually painless but can become painful if infected. Apply warm compresses on the lump and keep the area clean.
Avatar n tn Hi Welcome to the forum! What you have is probably just a boil or abscess. This can also make the area very tender and painful and if you squeeze it there will be pus. However, it could also be pilonidal sinus. You probably know that Pilonidal sinus are known for their recurrence. It is necessary to keep the area free of hair and infection. Laser pilation of hair in adjoining area is also necessary along with the surgery to close the sinus.
Avatar n tn If it is tubercular, then it will need medical treatment for 6-9 months. If it is abscess or boil, it will need to be drained. It it is a cyst, it will need to be excised. Often doctors do a CT scan for diagnosis.
Avatar n tn My little 17 month old female dachhound dog has a moving cyst under the skin near her throat. It moves about.. Is this a fatty cyst? Is it normal for her age? She is very, very healthy, with a short, beautiful coat. Why is she getting these so young? Pls advise.
Avatar n tn Hello, This kind of bump can be a swollen lymph node,a sebaceous cyst or a boil. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection along with other numerous causes. Treatment is usually cold compresses, over the counter anti-inflammatory analgesics(pain killers) like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, antibiotics if cause of infection is suspected to be a bacteria and surgical drainage if there is any abscess formation.