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Boils? Cysts? Abscess? PLEASE HELP!!!

Posted by Painful 30 y/o Female on January 29, 2001 at 02:51:24:

Have had this problem since I was around age 16-18, I believe. I get boils?? in the area of my armpits and inner thighs, mostly. Occasionally on my buttocks, under my breasts, on top of my upper thighs on rare occasion. They are very painful and leave dreadful scars. I get relief when they are ruptured. I keep skin clean and dry. I use antibacterial soaps. The doctor recently gave me Bactrim DS for it, which helped some, but only for a short period. I have taken tetracycline for it before. Have it year round, but is mostly aggravated in the hotter months.
I am overweight, but not that much. Doctor says it is an infection that I will have to always live with. Do you have any suggestions for me to ease the discomfort? I have used warm compresses before. I try not to rupture them, but can't help it at times for the desire of relief. When they are ruptured--a nasty blood and white mixture comes out. Then a horrid scar is left. Sometimes a pit which reforms eventually, or is almost like a blackhead down the road. Then you squeeze it again to get the blackhead out.
Not only do I get these nasty sores, but some other sores in teh same general area are more like acne to some extent--when ruptured, they have white solid matter.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated. I would like a curre, but realize that is probably not likely.



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