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Does anyone have any abscess's or boils (collection of pus) while pregnant or before pregnancy?

It's a collection of pus, I have a few under my arm and they are very painful. I've been wanting to get them removed but i dont have insurance yet. Does anyone else have these, they can be any where on the body, mine are all in my under arm, I got them about a year ago. They flare up when my period comes but since im 5 weeks pregnant they haven't gone away. Any help? any home remedies? Thanks

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Asked by Maliah_13 at 1:12 PM on Mar. 30, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I get them really bad too. My doctor said they stay longer durring pregnancy because your immune system is supressed. He told me to use a warm compress to bring them to a head and then use a pin to make a hole and drain the fluid. Then apply some neosporin and a bandaid until it finishes draining. I know exactly how you feel! Those things suck!

    Answer by Jjoneslagrange at 1:22 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • I know . they are making this pregnancy miserable and im only 5 weeks. thanks so much i'll try that!

    Answer by Maliah_13 at 1:24 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Ugh, I totally know... I get them year round and I get them... down there, ya know. They are awful. I just try and stick them with a pin and drain them. When the pressure is gone they are much more managable. Good luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • my sister used to get them "down there" like pp said. they were horrible, i remember her screaming about them, trying to get rid of them. someone told her to do something with a soda bottle...? idk maybe google it and i feel for you, just from remembering my sister's pain!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • i cant even imaginae getting them (down there) as it is it feels horrible in the arm region.. gosh these suck. i've heard about sticking it with the needle ..havent tried it yet .....plan to but kinda scared.. but i know when they drain it feels soo much better... mine sometimes drain on their own.. right now im putting a warm cloth on it waiting for a head.. thanks ladies!

    Answer by Maliah_13 at 11:53 AM on Mar. 31, 2010

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