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Comment from: Janr dough, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 02

I have gotten boils from different things. Not sure if I am correct about how I got them but have to wonder/think about what I have done and where I have been. I have deduced that boils on your buttocks are caused by dirty toilet seats. Boils are caused by openings in your skin (even the smallest scratch) that have come in contact with a surface that has bacteria on it. Even your skin may already have bacteria on it. Then you have a break in your skin near where the bacteria is and you have a boil.

Comment from: Yel , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 02

I had my first boil and was in so much pain. The doctor prescribed antibiotics (amoxicillin) for the infection but what really worked was a cream called Iodex. You can find it on Amazon and maybe a pharmacy. It brought the boil to pop which relieved me from so much pain. Try it! You need to drain it, also a cream called Prid I heard does the same thing.

Comment from: Renee, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 26

My husband had a stye in his eye. It looked like a boil. He had it for about a week. When his eye started getting better, that's when I started to develop a boil on my face, on the cheek.

Comment from: Cher, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 16

Chocolate is the cause of my boils! At 10 years old I figured out that these painful boils in my panty line, armpits or anywhere that gets a bit of friction showed up within 12 hours of eating chocolate. Now 68, I have decades of experience and never eat chocolate. I still get one every so often, but every time I have linked it back to cocoa in chili, cream of cocoa in white frosting or French vanilla creamer. Everything is better with a bit of chocolate, but the pain of these boils is awful!

Comment from: RinseWell, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 25

I have only had boils twice in my life and they both stemmed from detergents remaining in the clothing. If you have too much soap in your wash it may not rinse it out all the way. A little rub and then you get a small red bump. A couple of days later it may have grown.

Comment from: Janr dough, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 02

I don’t know if these are related but I must comment to know if anyone else has had this experience. I have (more than once) gotten boils after sitting around a campfire. I also had already had the beginnings of a boil which seem to get bigger because my “pre-boil” was exposed to the heat of the campfire. I could feel the heat of the fire warm that area. Wonder if these factors are causes or if they cause the boil to develop. I’ll never know.

Comment from: Mico, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 26

My boils hurt real bad, sitting, standing, lying, nothing gives relief. My only hope is that the boil bursts on its own.

Comment from: moggiefan, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 07

I get boils around panty line. They make it painful to sit or walk at times. I only ever get one but it returns every 2 to 3 months in what appears to be the same place. A boil sometimes appears after I have shaved my panty line but other times appears weeks after I shaved. Mine are the size of a large grape to a small plum!

Comment from: Bloody boil. .., 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 15

I got my boil in the scrotum and I was embarrassed to get medical help. I continued to ride a pushbike to and from work, and the pain was extreme. I found just sitting uncomfortably with the pressure of my body weight and the location between my legs getting squeezed pushing it, it eventually burst. The amount of pus and blood shocked me, clearly visible through my clothing for all to see.

Comment from: mehar s., 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: August 16

Earlier I had red, now I have white big rash of boils on my buttock.


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