Abscess boil difference

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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 It is true that herpes can go dormant for a period of time... but 9 years? Unless something has changed. It might be a cause from the minor surgery? It could also be a rubbing thing? Have you done anything different, detergent? etc? If it doesn't change, I'd go see someone about it just in case.
Avatar f tn What's the difference between boils and lumps? I found a lump under my left breast. I don't know if its a boil or not. I'm diabetic so I always get boils. However; this one is under my breast and my breast is swollen. Any suggestions?
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 Hi everyone, for 5 years I've been haunted by this abscess in my groin/labia. It comes and goes, sometimes it's gigantic (REALLY) and sometimes just a painful, red, inflamed, deep seated "nodule" (so it doesn't disfigure me completely, but still makes it awfully painful to walk). I had the abscess drained at the hospital once (never again, the anestesia hurt like hell and did not numb the area at all... urgh!) and the material (the pus) was sent for culture....
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. Boil on buttocks is usually due to plugged sweat glands that become infected or by an ingrown hair.
Avatar f tn Hello, From the symptoms it sounds like an infected hair follicle or boil. 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. Herpes presents as one or more blisters on the skin.
579258 tn?1250652943 Last night I went to the ER for a dressing change that involves unpacking and repacking 2 newly drained abscess areas. As I arrived, the pain became sharp and shooting and I was not able to sit; no position was comfortable. We went through the normal check-in process with standard questions, BP check and an ID band and was taken back to an exam room. Once into a hospital gown and a sheet, I laid down on the table with my head elevated and my knees bent.
Avatar n tn Hello, They sound like boils or furuncle. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. 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.Ingrown hair after shaving or waxing are the commonest causes of boils. Pls keep the area clean and apply some warm compresses.
Avatar n tn Bartholin's Cyst and Abscess http://patient.info/health/bartholins-cyst-and-abscess-leaflet Check this website out ladies I promise this is exactly what all of you have very common. Can be cause from long car rides, sitting long period of times, tight clothing ect ect there are two types cyst or abscess. Common in woman 20-30 can accur in younger woman. You do not have to be sexually active at all it's just a block glan..... Can be pea size OR bigger they vary in sizes.
Avatar n tn That doesn't sound much like herpes, more like a bacterial infection (boil, abscess); as you may know, such infections are more common in diabetics than people without diabetes. None of the antiherpes drugs (acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir) will interfere with your diabetes drugs. Presumably you are on acyclovir now? If not, get a prescription right away; it will help speed healing of your herpes.
Avatar n tn I just had what I thought was the same boil you guys speak of. It was so swollen like an abscess it started out small and got huge. After a couple hot baths and 2 days later while I was using the bathroom at school it just started oozing whitish pus and blood and kept on oozing. Although me and my partner are monogamous I am worried it might be herpes. The fact that I had muscle pain lower back and buttocks during this ordeal makes me think it might be herpes.
Avatar n tn typical removal of a Sebaceous Cyst involves cryo-surgery... done in the doctors' office. NOW, I can't imagine that this approach would be taken with this particular location... that sounds much too sensitive an area. Sometimes these cysts can become inflamed just like any other pore. That is why he told you to apply warm compresses. I've never heard of a Seb Cyst "coming to a head" that sounds more like a boil, which would need "lancing".
Avatar f tn Hope that website helped out a little. And I think if you do all the above-listed items daily, you should notice a difference within one week. Keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Well, the treatment that I use is washing my face every 2-3 hours to remove the grease/oil that accumulates on and around the boil. This will soon within 24 hours reduce the headache and the pain on the boil. You might get an infection later so take lots to drink and green tea and vitamin C and lots of fruit and salad. Do not use any antibiotics. Sleep a lot.
Avatar n tn I also have this problem, except my problem happened after I had a boil in the area, once the boil drained and everything it seemed fine but then I also found a crack around about the area where the boil use to be. That crack is now soar and itchy.
Avatar n tn Have you tried sticking a needle directly into it. If so puss should come out and it could be a boil (ingrown hair). Also there is no way to test for herpes. The test that they do is to tell you whether or not you have been exposed and carry it.
Avatar n tn if you think it is from shaving, it very well could be. is the lump under the skin, or on top of ????? there is a difference. if you don't want to go to the doc, just wait it out for a few days, and see what happens. It may very well go down in size.
Avatar n tn boils are often caused by infected hair folicals. Bacteria from infection form an abscess or pocket of pus. The abscess can become larger than a ping pong ball. Boils occur in areas where there is hair chafting. the face, neck, armpit, breast, groin, and buttocks are common sites.....then it goes on to treatment with cloth. doesn't mention any serious outcomes like surgery.
Avatar f tn There are dramatic scars - not sure if they'll go away. Now I have a new boil just next to the nipple. This would be my fourth abscess. I would just like to have some reason to believe that eventually this might go away. I don't do that badly on Prednisone. I gained only small amount of weight and I keep very active and usually feel good. My surgeon told me recently that one can't stay on Prednisone for years, it's just too dangerous. Better to have a mastectomy.
Avatar n tn put a frog in a lukewarm pot and bring it to boil slowly, the frog will boil to death. However, throw a frog into a boiling pot and the frog will jump out to save itself. Some patients may experience TMJ problems at one point or another, while other people are simply not aware of the problem happening in their own body. The body simply adapts to the problem due to the fact that the joint is used over 5,000 times a day.
Avatar n tn I also shave regularly in that area too so it could be either a swollen gland or ingrown hair (I really hope you can't get an abscess in that region) :S
Avatar n tn Get referals from friends and/or relatives for a good Dermatologist. Finding the right Doc makes all the difference... you must find someone that is good, and that is familier with this problem! Make sure s/he is aware of HS, make sure you get put on the proper antibiotic, keep your armpits dry and don't use deoderant during the problem period. Don't try to squeeze them as I did... because if it is HS, you may indeed spread the problem to other areas of the body...
Avatar n tn Several months ago I noticed a knot behind my ear. At first sight, I thought maybe a large pimple, or boil. I tried everything from hot compress to drawing save to pull out whatever it was, with no luck. I finally called my doctor, and he said cyst. Had my make an appointment to come back a week later for him to lance it. What he told me was it was an infected sweat gland. Once he lanced it, he found multiple very small cysts beside the large one.
Avatar m tn One of the causes of maxillary sinusitis is a tooth abscess that has leaked the infection into the maxillary sinus. The teeth may be X-rayed to find this. • Ethmoid sinuses. If infection occurs, you may get puffy eyes and pain between them. The sides of your nose may get tender to the touch, your nose may get stuffy, and you won’t be able to smell so well. You may also get a splitting headache, felt most intensely in the forehead. • Sphenoid sinuses.
Avatar n tn Must be the antibiotic shot weakened the abscess membrane and it drained. I have no idea what I did to have this abscess happen. So, right now I am almost half way through my antibiotics and trying to keep from having a yeast infection. It's still red in my clitoris area and I can't do much except rest and take it easy. I have a doctor's appt. next week but I am just so upset about this. I NEVER want to experience something like this again. I'm afraid it will come back.
Avatar n tn ) and put light pressure on the 'gooch', probably made no difference just took my mind off the pain for a brief second. I think the precise second it happened was if I finished pushing to take said crap and started urinating simultaneously. I remember if I really concentrated on urinating and braced my self for the pain it started to stop happening. I would say it has only happened once in the past 2 years as compared to once a week.