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huge boil!!!!

Postby baglady5 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:47 pm

Ive got a huge boil on my :oops: lady bits. I think its from an ingrowing hair. It is so painfull, it is growing everyday.I dont know what to do with it, i cant go to docs too :oops: . Why cant we ahve more lady docs.
Any ideas?
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Postby FIREFIGHTER » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:39 pm

Sweetie u can use dentol mixed with hot water n if u got a flannel put your flannel in the bucket n press on the boil for a few seconds n if u do that for 2-3days it will go down try that or if that does not work go see your nurse.

Postby honeypots » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:47 am

TMI alert :) I had one of these last week. I kept putting hot compresses on it and having hot baths, eventually it went down on its own. I now have a lovely scabby bit left, but at least it doesnt hurt!
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Postby FIREFIGHTER » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:26 pm

I have the boils on my lady bit area as well n I just use what I said. These boils are :evil: they hurt they ooze stuff out.

Postby carojohnson18 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:49 pm

I get alot of these, i have an ingrown hair and it flares up, OMG it's soo paintful, i use hot flannels or even a teaspoon dipped in warm water, yes it kills, but it helps bring it to a head, but the relief once it pops (i know i know TMI but it's true!) is great, but i would say that speaking to your doc and they can sometimes give you a strong course of antibiotics which will clear it up quicker.
Enjoy.... :D
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Postby FIREFIGHTER » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:11 pm

Mine gave me panoxzy for them because I was getting them alot n I was using what I said to use which worked but it has come back thick n fast so I got the panoxzy from them rub that on it n the pain has subsided but the boils are still there :(
it hurts to wear knickers u know wen they flare up because mine are in the corner :(

Postby Tam67 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:18 pm

I've had these on and off for years but they go when I'm on a course of antibiotics for my skin. They were awful to deal with when I was in a relationship as it's often too painful for s e x :oops:

I went to the doctor about them once and his suggestion was an operation to destroy the sebum producing glands down there. Of course that would mean using a lubricant for the rest of my life! :shock: So I said no thanks.

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Postby slimmanz » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:26 am

I am sure my boils are to do with my other Pcos symptoms being worse and seem to be linked to my cycle and change an hormones, ie boils came just before my period and stayed during my period when I was on the pill; do you find this? I just leave then now and suffer the discomfort nothing seems to work or get rid of them or stop them returning.
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Postby carojohnson18 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:32 am

i asked my docs about this when i went for another problem, she said the only way is to lance it, pack it and then you have to pack it each day until it heals, if it's an ingrown hair, they have to take a massive chunk out too, my friend was sitting on a rubber ring for weeks after she had hers removed!! ouch! doc just said if they don't flare up too much and you can bear it, just leave them be.

I find they can flare up anytime, sometimes when i'm stressed they all come back and sometimes they just pop up, it doesn't seem to be any different really to anything specific with me
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i have a solution!!

Postby c4therine » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:12 pm

If you are getting these types of boils regularly, can I suggest that you approach you GP and ask for a referral to a dermatologist to see if you have "Hidradenitis suppurativa".

I suffered for years with these embarassing boils on my inner thighs, groin and lady bits which seemed to flair up for no reason except stress, hormone levels and warm weather, leaving awful scarring. I eventually got diagnosed by a dermatologist who advised me she felt that there was some link between this and PCOS.

Please don't suffer in silence and spend years feeling embarassed and in pain. Mine is under control now and it's wonderful!! :D
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Postby Misunderstood » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:17 pm

Hello Catherine, Very,very interested to read your post. I am a HS sufferer too, In fact,it was my dermatologist who suggested I had PCOS(like yours)She was more clued up than my GP!! I have quite a few other symptoms of PCOS and suspected I've had it for about 40 years. But it wasn't until about 4 years ago that I was diagnosed. I'd never heard of HS before and had managed to treat flare ups myself. However,since being diagnosed, I realise that there is no cure for this horrible complaint. Like you, it's kept under control. After reading various posts on Verity,I have suggested that the person writing could be suffering from HS.But,apart from you, I've never seen another sufferer post on these boards. If you don't mind me asking,what treatment has your dermatologist prescribed? Welcome, Misunderstood
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Postby c4therine » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:34 pm

Hi Misunderstood,
Thanks for your reply. I was finally diagnosed around 3 years ago (and was so relieved it was at least "something")!!.

I take dianette, which helps me tremendously for both PCOS and HS. I also took 400mg lymecycline (antibiotics) daily for 2 years. I still have the odd flare up, but doing much better. I was also prescribed some cream for the flare ups (which is normally for vaginal use!!) but I'm not sure what it was called, but I will try and find out for you. Magnesium sulphate paste was good for "bursting" the boils but left more scarring. What do you use?

An interesting thing is that none of my GP's or nurses had heard of HS!!

Please feel free to pm me if you wish to discuss anything in more detail on HS off the board. I'm happy on the board but understand that some items can be quite personal.
Best Wishes, Catherine
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Postby sweetcheeksbrid » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:52 pm

hi i am new to this site but feel like i need to share this with u as it could be a lot of help for all you suffering from boils.
i get boils everywhere, under arms, in between legs, under breasts and on lady bits. it took me two years for a doctor to actually know what it is. i was referred to a skin specialist and was diagnosed with something with a strange name... not sure on spelling but its something like hydrosupprentiva?? its where your sweaqt glands do not work properly so u dont sweat which is why these boils occur. there is lots of info on the net about these. if the speling is not right just type into google a description of the boil and the correct spelling will come up. i was diagnosed with pcos xmas eve 09 and after my own research on the net it seems it is linked with PCOS. I was offered treatment which u take for 3 months at a time but there is a lot of side affects so i didnt take them.
they actually came out when i was trying for my son and now im ttc for another baby i am suffering again quite bad with them so maybe hormones is linked to it.
hope this helps
louise xxx
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Postby c4therine » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:11 pm

hi louise, I am a HS sufferer too. Not a great thing to have. I did take the regular antibiotics etc and mine is under control. My specialist too thought this was linked to PCOS. Hope you are doing ok :)
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Postby sweetcheeksbrid » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:41 am

its an awful thing to have as it hurts when u get them in an awkward place was only last week i had a massive flare up of them and i broke down in tears saying to my husband why me??/ first HS NOW PCOS?? so bloody frustrating but like pcos its comforting to know im not the only one with this condition.
are u ttc too??
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