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ferkyperky
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey my names Samantha and im 18. about 5 month ago I started to get boils on my buttocks.. I had about 3 on one side and they were about the size of my palm. After they started to heal I got another one on the other side of my buttocks. When it healed, about a month after I got another boil under my right arm and one on my side and another one on the other side of my stomach. I went to the docters and he wasnt farmilier with it but he took my blood work and I called and they told me tht they didnt find anything. Now about a week ago I started getting another one in my left armpit.. and now its increased to three. It's very painful and discomfortable when I go to school. I wanted to know if there was any one who could help me with some advice. I've been trying to put hot compresses on it but I just dont wanna keep getting them. I don't have a fever and I don't feel sick.

vestabula
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi...when I was a teenager, I would get boils and even a carbuncle on my elbow where there is still a huge scar, every single summer until I turned about twenty.  I got them on my buttocks and arms mainly and more than one at a time.  I was told they were a staph infection.  Never got them during the rest of the year...only summer.  Maybe you should ask your doc if an anti biotic will help. 

Donna


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   Posted 1/13/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Samantha,

Welcome to the fibromyalgia forum. I am so glad that you joined us. I think that you will find that this is a comforting place to come and visit. I hope that you stay.

I understand that boils can be from a lack of iron. But this is something that I heard years ago and I don't know if that is right. You might want to find some information on that. Have you tried googling it? I can't believe that your doctor didn't have an answer for you. You might want to ask another one.

I hope that you find something to clear them up. Best wishes for a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen
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mercy06
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   Posted 1/13/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Samantha,

I am newbie and haven't had a chance to introduce myself yet but wanted to reply to your post. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Your symptoms sound very much like mine!! I also started getting boils when I was about 20 years old in the very same places you mentioned. I have gotten them under my arms, in my groin, under my breasts, on my bum and around my stomach. 15+ years later and I have finally been diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Not sure if this is what you are experiencing or not but wanted to pass along the info in case it could help.

Take care and hope to see you around the boards!

 


Chutz
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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Samantha,

And welcome! Glad you have found us and we'll do what we can to help you get this under control. We aren't doctors or anything like that but we can tell you what our experiences have been or things we have found out about this problem. I did a bit of Googling and found a few things. One thing I learned from reading is that you need to have a doctor in charge of helping with the problem. If your doctor doesn't know what it is then ask if you can have a referral to a dermatologist/skin doctor. You don't want this to leave permanent scars nor keep spreading.

Good luck and please keep us posted! Feel free to email me if you want someone to chat with. Just click the little envelope under my name over there <----- and the email will get right to me.

Hugs and hope these links help,
Chutzie

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Looked up the disease that Mercy was talking about and I found some info at the Mayo Clinic site. There's a link to there site and below that a description of the disease cause I had no idea what it was...and likely others don't know either. Mayo one is first:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/DS00818

Hidradenitis suppurativa (hi-drad-uh-NI-tis sup-u-ra-TI-va) is a chronic skin inflammation marked by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions). The lesions often enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may result after several recurrences.

Considered a severe form of acne (acne inversa), hidradenitis suppurativa occurs deep in the skin around oil (sebaceous) glands and hair follicles. The parts of the body affected — the groin and armpits, for example — are also the main locations of apocrine sweat glands.

Hidradenitis suppurativa tends to start after puberty, persist for years and worsen over time. Early diagnosis and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa can help manage the symptoms and prevent new lesions from developing.


This site below is by USC doctors and has good information on different things that may be causing the boils.

http://www.doctorsofusc.com/condition/document/12009
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Chutz
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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Mercy!

Glad you have joined us and posted to help another newbie here. I do hope we can find her some relief. When you have time, please click on "New Topic" above, left...and share more about yourself. Hope to see you join our Koffee Klatch if you'd like.

Hugs,
Chutzie
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The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has it's limits. Albert Einstein: (1879-1955)

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