I get constant reoccuring boils in a highly sensitive area, and to put it bluntly, they are a huge PITA. (Although that's not where I get them, thankfully! )
I was wondering if anyone knew what the procedure was to be rid of them for once and for all?
I recall reading on here about having a dr make some incisions or something? I don't really know...? And also that they have something to do with staphyloccocal? (I think that might be spelt horrifically wrong, but I am tired and can't be bothered looking it up atm!)
Any help appreciated, thanks
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11-07-2010 10:39 #1
What is the procedure for reoccuring boils?
11-07-2010 11:18 #2
Hi my daughter kept getting them on and off for a while and it was after her older brother had been in hospital. After about four lots of them I put some of the bactroban cream that we were given to treat them up her nose to kill the bug. The staph bug can be carried up the nose of healthy ppl, I'm pretty sure that one of us picked it up at the hospital. She hasn't had another one since, don't know why she got them and the rest of us didn't. If that didn't work I was gonna treat us all with the bactoban up the nose.
I got the idea because when DS2 was a bub he kept getting outbreaks of blistered impetago, about every 3 to 4 weeks after he had his heart surgery. We went to a specialist and told the rest of to get nose swabs and sure enough 3 out of the 4 of us had the staph bug. We treated us with bactoban up the nose and he never got it again.
11-07-2010 11:39 #3
Do they seem to come up or get worse at certain times of the month? If so, it might be connected to your eostrogen levels. I know I had eostrogen dominance and when ovulating/af due they would come up, or get worse. I know they say they don't go away on their own but mine do eventually. It's just one of the symptoms I found indicating the eostrogen thing.
If it's an infection you'll probably need a topical antibiotic (such as the staph thing) so the doc is the best bet. They do lance/drain them usually. It might be worth having your hormone levels checked out if you can notice a pattern though.
11-07-2010 12:10 #4
I second the doc suggestion. Def could be hidradenitis. I have this and it's ick..
Treatment is low grade antibiotics over about a 6 month period but can't do it while
preg or bf (hence I haven't been on them since 2008) and bactroban cream in nose, inner thighs and under breasts if effected. Kills the staph infection. The antib's really
do make a BIG difference for me. HTH
11-07-2010 12:11 #5
I Had this, after going to hospital. I think it was a staph infection and it was resistant.
I had some lanced, went on anti B's but they kept coming back so I thought I'd try something else because it was so crap and painful and gross.
I started to clean with a tea tree/lavender oil daily. Then another time of the day I cleaned with colloidal silver, which worked far far better than any of the doses of anti biotics, and I've used ever since on any sign of infection. I had an infected gum after getting my back molar removed and rinsing with this, as well as taking 2 tablespoons daily fixed it immediately.
I also started taking a mega potent probiotic supplement and they went away.
I think it was actually a symptom of a bit of toxic overload in my body from eating too much crap and poor digestion.
There is also stuff you can put on a boil or pimple to draw the puss to the surface, at which point putting colloidal silver onto the open boil would allow it to get in contact with the staph infection directly/topically.
11-07-2010 12:16 #6
With the incision thing, I think they CAN be sort of cut out. A lot of the time, they are infected sweat glands so they can cut the sweat glands out, but I think it's only seen as a last resort treatment. I've only ever read about it online. Doctor has never mentioned it
The ointment looshkin suggested Is called magnoplasm. You can buy it from the chemist. It's a very thick drawing ointment.
12-07-2010 06:42 #7
Thanks all. I have used magnoplasm in the past, but it's just treating the symptom and not the disease, if you know what I mean? They just keep coming back.
I get them allllll the time around my bikini line, and it is now scarred almost beyond recognition. As you can imagine it's where my undies rub, and the pain is unbearable. Added to that my energetic boys jump in my lap all day long and it just brings tears to the eyes.
It could be related to hormones, as they do seem to reappear right before AF, but I guess a trip to the dr will sort it out.
Not bf'ing any more or TTC so hopefully the antibiotics will get the staph infection if that is what it is.
Can't wait to get these suckers gone. (Plus, I look like a real dork trying to walk properly when I have them! )
12-07-2010 06:58 #8
12-07-2010 07:43 #9
My DH gets them too and for him it is a staf infection (we all carry the staf bug in our noses and sometimes and for some people it flares up - kinds a like group B strep I guess) but his infect hair folicles often on his head, chest, neck and back he uses the clorhexdine to clean clippers etc and only uses razors once etc) he also gets AB's that come in a tiny tube and he has to put up his nose (with a cotton bud) and that tends to clear it up he also uses an antibacterial soap too which helps stop the outbreaks - you can tell when he hasn't used the soap for a while as he gets more out breaks.
Hope you find a soloution
12-07-2010 07:50 #10
Huuugggsss.. Poor Nomsie. That's ouchy. I remember my sister having recurring bouts when we were kids, and then she passed it along to me. Not fun. Go away nasty boils and leave Nomsie( and other hubbers) alone. Go attack a serial killer or something.
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