Abscess boil or furuncle

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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 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 pls do not touch or pick them up. Recurrent boils are found in diabetes, HIV infection, or other immune system disorders.So pls get your blood sugar evaluated. In case the symptoms persist then diabetes has to be ruled out.Pls consult a dermatologist in that case. Hope it helps.
Avatar f tn I've had this boil/furuncle for well over a year now, reaching two probably. It is in the front, pubic hair area, dead center. It is a hard lump still. I don't know why all the antibiotics didn't help. The first time it went away and was soft, but this one that is left is very hard and itches at times still. It started in one spot and it popped and went away, but then it migrated to where it is now, but this one won't go away.
Avatar n 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. 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.
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. 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.
Avatar n tn Hello, This soreness and redness of armpit can be due to a boil or a furuncle. 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. 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.
Avatar m tn As long as the boil is small and firm, opening the area and draining the boil is not helpful. Once the boil becomes soft or "forms a head", it can be ready to drain. Antibiotics are often used to eliminate the accompanying bacterial infection. The regular use of antibacterial soaps can help to prevent bacteria from building up on the skin. It would be best to have this evaluated further by your doctor to rule out existing conditions such as diabetes that may be causing reinfection.
Avatar n 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. 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.
Avatar n tn This relieved much of the pain (except for some minor discomfort with the irritated area), but im slightly concerned with whether or not medical attention should be given to it. Is it an abscess? Some form of pimple? Should i be concerned? Thanks for your help.
Avatar m tn Staph infections can range from minor skin problems to life-threatening infection such as in the heart valve lining Symptoms may present with skin symptoms such as abscess, boil, furuncle or cellulitis and needs to be managed with antibiotics. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n 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 keep on taking the antibiotics.If it forms a head the it needs to be drained. Hope it helps.
Avatar n tn Hi, If the lump is on your breast,it could be a bacteria skin infection (boil,furuncle or a pimple).Try to apply warm compresses for a few days and see if it drains on it's own .If not,you should see your doctor to surgically drain it. If the lump is inside your breast,then you should see your doctor for a clinical breast exam. Pain is not indicative of breast cancer,but your doctor has to see it to determine what it could be. Best wishes...
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? A boil, also referred to as a skin abscess, is a localized infection deep in the skin. It starts as a reddened, tender area that becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus. There are several different types of boils depending on the location: furuncle, carbuncle, cystic acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, or pilonidal cyst.
Avatar n 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. 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 are the commonest causes of boils. Apply hot compresses on the boil.As long as the boil is hard,it is difficult draining it.But once it becomes soft,drainage is easy.
Avatar f tn Hello, They seem like boils or furuncle. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. Boil on buttocks is usually due to plugged sweat glands that become infected or by an ingrown hair. Other possibility is of swollen lymph nodes or a sebaceous cyst.Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection along with other numerous causes.
Avatar n tn Hi There can be several causes for a localized swelling in the arm, such as epidermal inclusion cyst, infected lipoma, abscess, boil/furuncle or fibroma. It would be difficult to diagnose without an examination. Lipomas are the most common soft tissue tumors and are slow-growing, benign in nature. They contain fat which forms lobulated soft masses enclosed by a thin fibrous capsule. Lipomas occur in 1% of the population.
Avatar n tn Hello, It sounds like boil 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. Finally, the pus "forms a head," which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drain out through the surface of the skin. Pls keep the area clean and apply somewarm compresses.
Avatar f tn There are several types of boils including furuncle or carbuncle boils caused by a bacterium called staphylococcus aureus. This type of boil, which may have multiple openings onto the skin, is sometimes accompanied by a fever or chills. Another common boil is caused by cystic acne. These abscesses form due to clogged or infected oil ducts. Cystic acne affects deeper skin tissues than that of common acne and is often associated with teenage years.
Avatar n 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. 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.
Avatar m 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. Finally, the pus "forms a head," which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drain out through the surface of the skin. Pls keep the area clean and apply some warm compresses.
Avatar m tn Hi, Staphylococcal disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful. Sometimes, there is drainage or pus from the lesion. Have this evaluated by your doctor for proper management. Direct clinical examination is important to determine the diagnosis. Try not to scratch or manipulate the lesion to prevent further infection. It is also important to keep the area clean and dry.
Avatar f tn Hi There can be several causes for a localized swelling in the buttocks, such as epidermal inclusion cyst, infected lipoma, abscess, boil/furuncle or fibroma. It would be difficult to diagnose without an examination. An abscess is a localized collection of pus walled off from the rest of the body. It contains pus, which consists of inflammatory cells and decayed tissues. Most abscesses causes local pain and tenderness.
1617861 tn?1313495154 Hi everyone. :) I have a question about a chronic boil, or sebaceous cyst, or carbuncle, what ever it is called. I get it in the same place over and over and over again - have for years now. It's right by my rectum (sorry) on my right butt cheek. I've had two surgeries on it in the hospital over the years and nothing keeps it from coming back. I've tried antibacterial soaps, tea tree oils which is said to kill Staph, continuous bathing, Echinacea, vitamins, healthy diet.
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.
127596 tn?1210926222 often referred to as a boil or a furuncle. A group of boils is known as a carbuncle. Symptoms and findings include a tender pea-sized (or larger), red nodule; may ooze pus or weep. Treatment includes warm, wet compresses several times a day. Oral or topical antibiotics may be indicated in some cases. We urge you to see a doctor as soon as possible. We realize you don't have insurance, but you need to get this treated.
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 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.