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.
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Hugs and hope these links help,
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:
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.
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