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Have pimples filled with pus. Worse and painful. Suggest permanent solution?

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Doctor.. Recently a week back I got exactly 17 big pimples filled with whitish yellow pus. 10 small white boils that formed an exact triangular shape on my right hand wrist and which later after 3 days became way too worse n painful.. The other were 5 big ones right on my upper abs n left oblique. And one big one on my left arm .. These became worse n all had serious puss formation.. Had to remove all with great difficulty.. First time experienced , previous experiences were minor compared.. I just want ur help to permanently avoid such big dirty furnancles that leaves big scars behind please.all these boils I mentioned will leave big scars around after it heals..
Posted Sat, 12 Oct 2013 in Men's Health
Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You seem to be having chronic furunculosis.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that you might be having chronic furunculosis.It is common in certain conditions and you need to be fully investigated.

You should get following investigations done :-
1. Blood sugar(as the condition is common in diabetics).
2. Complete Blood Count(CBC).
3. Culture/Sensitivity of pus discharge from these furuncles(will help in knowing the appropriate antibiotic).

They are also commonly seen in obese. So if you are obese, try to reduce your weight.

You should also get yourself clinically examined and if necessary, the big sized ones should be incised by a medical professional under aseptic conditions.

Antibiotics will help in curing the infection but only the appropriate antibiotic should be taken(as per the culture and sensitivity reports).

Also take care of your personal hygiene.

I hope this is helpful to you.
If you have any further query, I will be happy to help.

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Follow-up: Have pimples filled with pus. Worse and painful. Suggest permanent solution? 34 hours later
I've got a total body check up including chest x XXXXXXX . My sugar(76), cholesterol(207)/hdl ratio (5.7), std's,vdrl, cbc seems has given me 3 meds. Ones mupirocin cream, and painkiller and emoxylin cv 65, to kill the bactreria present. all my boils have broken n I've removed all the pus myself .. Now it just needs to dry up n heal... All I would want from you Dr. R.a is to advice or suggest me few diet or hygenic approach to avoid these next time or to avoid it permanently as my skin is very very prone to get these again. I've been getting these boils from a long time now only the last experience which I shared with u was the worse.

I'm going to follow a convenient diet. Please let me know if I need to add anything else.. And im 72 kilograms doctor. Was overweight few years back wen I was 16-17

I Wake up and have some sprouts and chickpeas which wud be soaked in water all night followed by breakfast like idli or eggs. Then for lunch some rice chicken curry n sweets. Then dinner sum meat and chapati or porota... I also forgot to mention that my back has a lot of acne marks which never fades off...I've been applying aloevera gell at times but no use...ive got too much body heat when compared normally.
Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Continue with the medicines.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for providing more information.

After reading your reply I would advise you that you should continue with the medicines prescribed by your doctor.

It is seen that such furuncles are more common in oily skin. You can use medicated soaps for bathing.
Also avoid too much of non-veg in your diet. (as per the diet you have mentioned you are taking non-veg both in lunch and dinner).
You can consult a dietician for you complete diet plan.

If the problem persists, get yourself clinically examined by a Dermatologist.

I hope this answers your query. If you have any further doubts, please mention.
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Follow-up: Have pimples filled with pus. Worse and painful. Suggest permanent solution? 21 minutes later
Finally doctor.. Wud like to know if any of these can be a reason or plays a part in heat boils
1. I eat a little extra masala over my food and love salt
2. Sugar. I eat sweets everyday.
3. Sex at least twice or thrice a day
4. Sleeping pattern is bad. I sleep by 3-4 am n up by 12-2 pm
5. I smoke a lot and drink ones in 2 weeks. I end up smoking around 10 cigs or sumtimes smoke other varieties for high.
6. I go gym almost everyday. Workout heavy and hard wen I do. Gym isn't that hygenic though.
I have oily skin in a way that if I don't wash it off it'l persist n keep coming especially forehead.
7. Can hair removal or waxing or shaving ur body be a reason too?
8. My dark circles under my eyes talks a lot to people. Shows im stressed out when im actually not. I've lost a lot of weight in the last few months.
9. I eat a lot of eggs for proteins since I work out..i also eat other sources of protein in meat n protein powder too.
Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
you should change your habits.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for providing more information.
I will take your points one by one.
1. You should avoid masala. Excess salt is also not healthy.
2. Excess sweet also contribute for recurrent infection.
3. You should be moderate in sex.
4. You should follow natural sleeping patterns. Try to sleep by 11 pm and should get up by 6-7 am. Sleep does not affect in development of boils but body metabolism is affected leading to other diseases.
5. Avoid any type of smoking. This will not affect your furuncles directly but should be avoided as it is harmful to body in different other ways.
6. Going to gym is good. But you should prefer a gym with hygienic conditions. Unhygienic environment can result in infection of hair follicles.
7. Removal of body hairs by regular shaving/waxing, etc can result in furuncles, if not done by clean and aseptic procedures.
8.Dark eye circles can be due to improper sleep patterns or due to deficiency in healthy diet.
9. If you are taking protein XXXXXXX diet, you should drink lots of water daily.

In a nutshell, try to lead a healthy and natural life.

I hope this answers your query. If you have any further doubts, please mention.
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