What is the cause and cure for intermittent painful boils under armpits?
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Hi, I seem to getting really painful boils under my armpits.. They come and go. What can I do to stop this?
Posted Sun, 5 Jan 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 23 minutes later
Brief Answer: Details below Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query, You might be suffering from a condition called as Hidradenitis suppurativa. It presents with boils in arm pit. Can you send a photograph of the lesions. This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and a better line of management. Waiting for your response Thank you
Follow-up: What is the cause and cure for intermittent painful boils under armpits? 5 minutes later
Here you go. It's reddish, and sore. It's not as large as other ones I've had before though.
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 5 hours later
Brief Answer: Details below Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the photograph. These are recurrent folliculitis. A bacterial infection. You need treatment with oral and topical antibiotics. Amoxicillin will be better. Apply ointment mupirocine twice daily. Actually nostrils serve as a source of recurrent infection. Please apply the ointment even in your nostrils. This will prevent recurrent infection. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you