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  • Unfortutely, you probably have an STD. Go get tested.
  • For those who may be researching this question...I found out the answer. Not an STD, but MRSA. Doctors could not figure it out, but I finally go rid of it. Worst experience of my life because I thought I was heading for death. Go to the doctor and ask for a MRSA test. I also have eczema, so it was easy for me to contract it. It creeps through breaks in your skin. I also had problems with muscle spasms. I know that there are a lot of people out there like me so I hope this is a relief. I was perfectly healthy and was able to be affected by this and so was my boyfriend. That why I was afraid that it was a STD, but thankfully it wasn't. Hope that this helps others out.
  • It could be a staph (staphylococcus) infection. Quite common and potentially quite nasty. I would strongly advise a trip to the doctor for a diagnosis.
  • you should go get it tested just go to your doctor and he will take a cultur and send it off to be tested but if you want to wait frist try using dial soap when you take a bath and use a hair drier to dry off down there plus clean them with peroxide and put neosporin on them ok the reason i can tell you about this is my bestfriend had the same thing hers was a staph infection
  • Its more than likely MRSA or just SA. These are the most common staph infections that occur underneath the skin. The most vunearble areas are those most moist, thus the buttocks, vagina, armpits, stomach etc. If they keep occuring then you may host the bacteria naturally on your body (which many humans do). The bacteria colonize our noses and perinnium-area in between genitals. If yours keep occuring then it may be that you need to see a doctor and be placed on an antibiotic and antimicrobial soap. The doctor needs to do a culture and sensitivity on the boil to see which antibiotics will cure it. If it is MRSA, there are only a few that will work and this can lead to a serious problem if it does not heal. Definately check with your doctor and definately ask for a culture. GOOD LUCK and dont feel bad, most people will have at least one of these during their lives.
  • I don't know what to tell you because I have experienced the same thing for the third time. I saw a doctor two years ago and they did a culture test for Herpes and it came back negative. So I had one to pop up or whatever it is this past week so I have seen two doctors. First my GNYO and then my family doctor. My GNYO says it's a ingrown hair folluicle and my family doctor says he doesn't know what it is. He put me on antibiotics. He said he could give me a herpes blood test this time but I told him it would come back positive considering I have cold sores in my nose all the time. I have seen a doctor three times and I wonder what they hell they go to school for so long when not one can tell me what is wrong with me. Also, I have had boils my entire life....in my armpits, back of my legs, inside the top of my legs....not to mention I have had Impetigo. So I could possibly be a carrier of the Staph. WHO Freakin knows!!!1
  • I get them all the time on my butt and bikini line. The doctors will put me on antibiotics and ointment and eventually one will go away but another one will pop up and have the same symptoms as the first. I have been getting them on and off for a year and a half and they don't seem to be going anywhere. If you shave, don't shave anymore and soaking in epsom salt helps. If you have it as bad as I do you will probably be put on long-term antibiotics. Don't wear tight clothes and don't shave. It is an annoying problem but I have the same thing and they don't seem to be going anywhere. All I can tell you is to stay on antibiotics, soak in epsom salt, keep the area clean, and pray about it. You may have chronic staph in your body and it will take a loooooong time to go away. Like I said, I've been getting them for over a year, so good luck with yours.
  • I am 25 and this is the first time i have gotten these painful boils on my butt. My mom is a health freak so she told me to take some Wheat Grass from the Vitamin Store and some Turkey Rhubar. Since I knew it was baterical base, I thought this probably would work. To my suprise, no new boils appeared with 2 days. I took 1 1/4 teaspoon of the wheat grass 3 times a day for 2-3 days. Then I slowed down to 1-2 times a day. I took 2 Turkey Rhubar a day for the first 3 days as well. However, i had a boil on my vagina as well. It took about 3 days for it to pop, and it was filled with puss and blood. I kept a cotton ball on it so it would not spread after i popped it. It never healed (since I left the cotton ball on it, not realizing I should have let it breath about 2 days after I popped it)so I went to the doctor. He of course diagnose me with herpes like some other doctors did here on the forum. I almost fell out of the chair! My heart started racing and everything. He said he was 99% sure that is what it was. Of course I dont believe that garbage! So i am waiting on my test results now. I went to the doc on 2/13 and I still have to wait til Friday or Monday until the results come in.
  • Definetely MRSA. I was just diagnosed with MRSA a week ago after having a hysterectomy. I also have excema and my skin was cracked and raw when I went into surgery, I didnt even think of it either; darn it!! I had a culture & sensitivy test ran on the pus in one of the pimples and it showed BACTRIM DS is the drug that will work on my MRSA, but everyone is different I hear. Im on it for 14 days. I first got a HUGE, PAINFUL boil on the back of my thigh, then another, once they healed I started getting pimples all over my butt cheeks, errrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would like to share something with you - what you do with the info is up to you but me and my hubby (he now has mrsa too) are taking collodial silver. look up mrsamedical.com and do some reading on the stuff. Im taking it to kill the bacteria and prevent a chronic staph infection. I know several people who are taking silver and actually doing great.......its a natural antibiotic and immune booster. well good luck with your health!
  • It is NOT an STD. It is a condition called Hidradenitis Supprativa. I get the same boils on my inner thighs, which have dark discoloration due to HS. I also get boils on my butt and underarms. I found lots of info on HS on the web, just Google it.
  • i have the same things. i have 3 small staph infections on my butt right now and i went to the hospital 3 times for 4 others and had to get them drained. they even stuffed a gauze strip in the hole that they drained. it was extremely painful but it was staph...i thought it was syphilis or aids or something.
  • I too have the same thing, I have been told that it is from being overweight and I also was told that antibiotics will make it worse. It is not a staff infection or herpes. I did find what it was called one time on the net but I lost it and Im trying to refind it now. Its a disorder. when I find it Ill let you all know.
  • I have suffering from the same problem for 14 years now. It is NOT an STD! I have been tested for all known STD's, STI's and HIV. Im clean. Ithey start out as a bump under the skin and they get bigger and bigger and bigger. Eventually after not being able to walk for a day, I pluck up the courage to pop it. Its a yellowy pus that comes out mixed with blood. They re-occur all the time with me. I have taken penecilin, nasal creams, vaginal creams and nothing works. I have seen countless amounts of GP's, a dermatologist (who was a crack pot) and a gyno. The first time I had a swab sent off for tests, they said it was a staph infection. have had to go to hospital to get these things lanced as its too painful sometimes. I am wondering why the hell the doctors dont know what this is or how to treat it. It looks like a common infection that we a re suffering from. I will try the MRSA test as suggested and hopefully this will help. Good luck Girls!
  • I first started getting them in my armpits when I was 7 months pregnant with my last child. I let my doctor see them and she suggested I use a draw out salve. OMG...it smells like tar! But, it works. I apply it with a Q tip and put a band aid over it. Sometimes I have to use guaze if the area is too large for a band aid. You can get the salve at any drug store. Use old clothes as it will stain! I also talked to my grandmother about it. She told me that it can be hereditary and that she used to get them. She suggested that I switch deodorants to Secret. That's what she did and she didn't have many issues after that. However, I've switched and only noticed minimal changes.
  • I've had boils in my vagina frequently. I've found that Boil-Ease (at any drug store) works great. Two weeks ago I had one in my butt and it was absolutely horrible. I didn't know what it was for the first day I thought I had a hemmoroid or something. But then found out my mom got them often (yes I hear they are hereditary too) and then I sterlized a needle and popped it, lots of blood. I had been on penicillin for about a 4 days BEFORE the boil occured because I had strep throat. I think there was some connection between either having strep or being on penicillin that caused it. I have not had one since.
  • hello all, I too have recently begun to get boils on my labia and im so scared. I was diagnosed with MRSA 4 or 5 years ago and have had infections from it several times but never on my privates, which needless to say is by far the most unpleasant place possible to have something like this. anyhow, i went to the ER and they put me on TRIMETH/SULFA DS, does anyone know if this is a really strong antibiotic? see at the time of my visit all i had was a bad headache, sore throat, neckpain and what finally made me go in was when i noticed the start of a MRSA boil on my ribs, so once i got home from the ER I noticed that evening that I also had some boils on my labia, they were very small to start out but there were like four or five of them to start with. anyhow, i paniced, but then i reminded myself that i have antibiotics and they should take care of this too. Well overnight the MRSA spread to the more of my vagina and it really scared me. i kept thinking that maybe the antibiotics take a few days to kick in and perhaps it has to get worse before it can get better. Anyhow, im on my fourth day of antibiotics and there has been no changes thus far, at least from what i can tell. Oh does anyone know if MUPIROCIN ointment ups 2% can be used on privates? I got it about a year ago from my doctor for a boil i had in my nose and still have a bunch left over in the tube, so i was wondering if anyone knew whether or not that could help in this situation as well? Ive decided to give it one more day and if there is still no change then im going back to the ER to get some stronger antibiotics or something. all i know is i dont know how im gonna go on like this. its hell. not to mention the embarrasment that comes along with it. well, thanks everyone. take care and good luck to all of you.
  • http://www.netwellness.org/question.cfm/61665.htm Answer: There are several things that can cause recurrent "boils" in the vulvar, genital, and mons/abdominal area such as you describe. Two of the most common things to think of include recurrent "infectious boils" (called folliculitis and furunculosis), often caused by the staphylococcus aureus bacteria but may be caused by other bacteria, and an inflammatory condition of the hair follicle and apocrine gland (called hidradenitis suppurativa). Other rare conditions may include things such as cutaneous (skin) Crohn's disease and some other inflammatory diseases that your dermatologist can try to evaluate for. Infectious boils (furunculosis) from staph aureus can be treated with warm compresses, incision and drainage, antibacterial washes and/or antibiotics depending on the severity. If you get recurrent boils, this would require confirming the bacteria causing them, finding out which antibiotics the bacteria are sensitive to, and then treating appropriately for the possibility that you are a carrier for the bacteria. Your dermatologist should be able to help you with this. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a poorly understood disease. It is felt that although bacteria can play a role in aggravating the condition, the primary problem is one of inflammation of the hair follicle and apocrine gland structures. This condition often occurs in the vulvar area, mons (above the vulva/vagina area), groin, buttock, inside of thighs, under breasts, in the underarms and sometimes on the abdomen/belly. This is a chronic, recurrent disorder with periods of flaring and quiescence. As with "infectious" boils (furuncles), warm compresses, incision and drainage, antibacterial washes, topical antibiotics and oral antibiotics are often used. These may be needed on and off for a long period of time depending on the activity of the disease. For patients with moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa, various antibiotics along with anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive therapies such as isotretinoin (Accutane), thalidomide, dapsone, infliximab, adalimumab, prednisone (or other internal steroids) may be needed. Occasionally, in severe cases, surgical removal of the boils or of the whole area of the glands is needed. Known aggravating factors include stress and obesity (the heavier one is the more potential there is for aggravation of the condition). Poor diet, poor sleep, smoking, certain medications (such as lithium) may also aggravate it although there isn't good proof yet for this. Good control of your weight, stress, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and fibromyalgia may actually reduce the condition. It is important for you to see a Board Certified Dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate therapy.
  • girls from age 10 to 19 need to be cautious because it is becoming extremely popular in my country

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