Hair follicle infection primarily due to Staphylococcus aureus can result in pus-filled skin lesions termed furunculosis or boils. Obesity, weak immune system, existing skin condition, poor nutrition, etc., increases the risk of developing boils. These boils are painful and occur in friction-prone sweaty areas like armpits, buttock, groin, and neck. Antibiotic ointment, warm compress, and antibacterial soap are beneficial.

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Why do I get pimples in my pubic area?

Query: Hi doctor, I get painful pimples in my pubic area. The pimple is itching, has hyperpigmentation. I had been suffering from PCOS, but now the results are better. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) What is the exact location of the pimple? Is it in on the hairy labia majora, the smooth labia minora, near the vaginal opening, or the urethral opening? 2) Is i...  Read Full »

How to get rid of boils in the buttock region?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old woman. I have got a boil or a small lump between my buttocks for a week. It is not painful, but when I touch it, there is a slight pain. Please can you suggest to me some treatment for it? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Do you have a fever? Is the boil pus-filled? Are you taking any medicines, or do you have any drug allergies? Do you have diabetes, hypertension, or thyroid issues? Have you had any fungal infections in the past? Please answer these questions for a better diagnosis.  Read Full »

What are the causes for hair follicle infection in the genital parts?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from recurring vaginal boils for over a week now. They are very painful. I have tried applying Neosporin ointment, but it does not seem to work. What should I do to treat them? Can I take antibiotics to treat them?  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would like to know if these boils are associated with itching and redness. Also, is there any vaginal discharge with a foul smell? Are these boils at the base of your hair follicles? Did you shave or wax in the recent past? Is there an...  Read Full »

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. Dhepe Snehal Laul

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 the oozing rashes and itchy spots on my body?

Query: Hello doctor,For the past few months, every couple of weeks, I have been getting terrible oozing rashes behind my ears and extremely itchy spots all over my body. I have been to the doctor and gotten many allergy tests, blood panels, etc., but they never found anything. They just gave me a cortisol ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing to us, and I understand your concern. Can you please attach the pictures of your ears? I will have to check the spots then can prescribe you the medicines accordingly. Steroids are given for allergies or infections. The sports you have can be due t...  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

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 »

What is the treatment for small cyst like bump on penis with inflamed hair follicle?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed a small cyst like bump on the shaft of my penis. I have had this for about three weeks now, after I saw that one of my hair follicles was red and I tried to squeeze it, and ended up becoming blistery and inflamed. However, over the three weeks I have had it, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems you have developed furunculosis. It is a bacterial infection of hair follicle and its surrounding area. We need to start you on oral and topical antibiotics for this. Take tablet A...  Read Full »

How to prevent frequent painful boils on abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I keep getting boils on my abdomen once every two to three weeks. They are painful and leave behind scars. I have been having this condition for the past two years. Earlier it was severe with new boils occurring every few days and now it has become less frequent. My local dermatologist di...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and checked the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The lesions look classical for furunculosis. This is a common bacterial infection of the body hair. It is usually seen in people who sweat a lot, who pre...  Read Full »

Can folliculitis develop as an itchy rash in anal area?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last weeks, I have a kind of a rash and itchy feeling on my anus. I am a 22-year-old male, without any sexual contact in that area. I have done every STD test and all came negative. I noticed some white spots right above the anus. I cannot really see the shape and because of t...  Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is definitely an inflamed swelling in that area. Central area is white. As you are having a lot of hairs, that area can easily get infected. Are you having any fissure problem? Please che...  Read Full »

What Can Be The Reason For Recurrent Boil?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a boil on my inner thigh, which keeps recurring. I have had a boil in the same spot before. When I popped it went away, but now it has come back. It is also very painful. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. It seems that you are having furunculosis. Boils (also called furuncles) are a deep bacterial infection of hair follicles. The cause of recurrence may be Staphylococcus aureus, which is most commonly carried in the nostrils, armpits, between ...  Read Full »

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