I get these boils on my thighs and sometimes on my butt and it is so disgusting! They can be very painful and filled with this nasty puss. I am ashamed of it when i get them. What can i do to get rid of them? does anyone know what could cause them? does anyone else have this problem? I've seen my regular doctor and they said its just ingrown hair folicules and just to put vasiline on it but that has not worked. I'm thinking of going to the dermatoligist but idk what they would do. Any advice?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:42 AM on Oct. 29, 2009 in Health
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Hidradenitis suppurativa-Considered a severe form of acne (acne inversa), hidradenitis suppurativa occurs deep in the skin around oil (sebaceous) glands and hair follicles. The parts of the body affected - the groin and armpits, for example- are also the main locations of apocrine sweat glands. Apply a warm washcloth or compress to help reduce swelling.
Gently wash the affected areas with antibacterial soap.
After washing, apply an over-the-counter antibiotic.
Wear loosefitting clothes and underwear to prevent skin irritation.
Avoid shaving the affected areas to prevent skin irritation.
Don't smoke. Stopping smoking has many health benefits and may improve the course of the disease.
Answer by Cassieniccole at 4:08 AM on Oct. 29, 2009