Boil

A skin infection that grows in a hair follicle or oil gland, and commonly affects parts of the body susceptible to friction or pressure, is called a boil. Staphylococcal bacteria mostly cause boils. It results in a hard, red, and painful lump on the surface of the skin.

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What to do for the boil present on the inner thigh for the past six months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin lesion or boil on my inner thigh for the past six months. It is purple in color and it is painful. It becomes swollen for the past few days. I took Amoxicillin and it has not helped me.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use Mupirocin ointment twice daily in the morning and evening for ten days. You can apply Fucidin cream (Fusidic acid 2 %) at night for seven days. You can take tablet Emanzen D (Diclofenac with Serratiopeptidase) twice daily after food for three days when you h...  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurrent painful boils on the tip of the nose?

Query: Hello doctor,On the tip of my nose, there is a red spot with what seems to be a small hole. It irritates the nose area. And it has been about one year when I first experienced it. It is not so itchy but has some pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use Nadibact (Nadifloxacin) cream at night for 15 days. Take tablet Ciplox (Ciprofloxacin) 500 mg once a day after food for five days, tablet Emanzen D (Serratiopeptidase and Diclofenac Sodium) twice daily for three days (if painful), and tablet Levocetirizine 5 ...  Read Full »

What could be the small irritable pimples on the inner labia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have small pimple-like swelling on my inner labia, which developed a head and broke to release fluid. But I am not sure if it indeed was a pimple or something else, as I can still feel a little hardness and swelling in that spot. And the skin on that side of my vulva has become red and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry to hear that you have this problem, but I do not think it is something to worry about. Please do not use any chemicals or detergents or antiseptic over the area, as the area is very sensitive, and such products will cause harm rather than doing any ...  Read Full »

Please suggest an effective treatment to cure a boil.

Query: Good Afternoon,I was reaching out to inquire about the free online dermatologist consultation. Over the past couple of weeks I have had a pimple on the back of my neck that has grown and raised to the surface. Over the past week, it has become quite large, red, and no puss is coming out. I consulted...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, Antibiotic treatment has its specific course ranging from 7 to 14 days (as required depending on different diseases). So be patient, please complete the full course as prescribed by your physician. For topical application, you can ask for an antibiotic cream and apply it ov...  Read Full »

How to help painful boil in pubis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I recently shaved my pubic region for the first time, but because of half-knowledge and no experience. I shaved in both downward and upward direction. Now I have got a boil over an ingrown hair which has turned the region red and swelled up. It pains a lot and I cou...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From history, it seems you have developed pseudofolliculitis. But to suggest proper treatment, I need to see these lesions. So please share a photo so I can provide you treatment. You can use Clindac A (Clindamycin phosphate) gel two times daily for seven days. I ne...  Read Full »

What should I use to stop getting boils on stomach, thighs, and back permanently?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had boils/eruptions on my stomach, thighs and back for the past one or two years. My local dermatologist had diagnosed this as furunculosis and I completed several courses of antibiotics and two weeks of Rcin course as well. However, once the treatment was discontinued, these boil...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unfortunately, your photos are not zoomed clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but whatever I made out I go with furunculosis and your clinical history and response also favor that. Furuncles are caused by a bacteria staphylococcus aureus. It is a har...  Read Full »

I have a small boil in my vaginal vestibule with pain during urination. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small painful ball near the vaginal vestibule. It is not paining when untouched but the skin around is paining. I have undergone hysterectomy where both my uterus and ovaries are removed four months back and they performed a biopsy. For a week, I have this pain while going to...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), they are fine and no malignancy has been indicated. Do not worry. As I understand, there is no relationship between the surg...  Read Full »

How to get rid of a painful boil in the inner thigh?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a boil kind of pimple on my inner thigh before two days and now it is paining a lot. In that particular part, it has blood and I tried to squeeze it using a toothpick but it was too painful that I am not able to do it. What actually is it? How can it be healed?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your history. It looks like a bacterial folliculitis/abscess. It can be treated with topical and a short course of oral antibiotics. There is no reason to panic. You can apply Fusidic...  Read Full »

What can cause a slightly painful lump near the anus?

Query: There is one lump near my anus, but its not bleeding while passing stools but it pains a little bit. I have this lump since I was 8 years old. But I never had problem with it. It has no pain, no bleeding. And now I am 20 years old. But since few weeks it is painful but in a very low quantity. So is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well piles usually form within anus not around it. The description you mention suggested that is is possibly an skin tag or anal tag. You can search on google writing this term and you may find the similar pictures that you have been feeling. This does not need an...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment for a boil that is oozing out from multiple pores.

Query: I have had boils appear from time to time. The come to a head , break and drain. This time I have one on my side above my beltline. It started outlining lime an ingrown hair with a white head. My wife tried to pull the hair with tweezers, the zit popped and we never got the hair. Put some peroxi...  Read Full »


Dr. Bincy Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi! Welcome to icliniq & thanks for the query. Recurrent boils can be a nuisance. It is a bacterial infection of the hair follicle and can cause painful pus filled eruptions on the body. If you are having frequent recurrences it could be because of persistent infection or reinfection. Are you d...  Read Full »

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