Boil On Butt

A boil on the butt can be a real pain in the you-know-what. Boils can range in size from the size of a pea to the size of your fist. Just imagine trying to sit with a boil like that on your behind! Boils on the buttocks can be very painful, and the pressure from … Read more

Boil On Face

You can get a boil on any part of your body but a boil on the face is very visible and you may be concerned about how it will affect your appearance. On the other hand, you might be more concerned with how painful a boil on the face can be. Boils can hurt a … Read more

Boils On Scalp

Boils on the scalp are very common because, while you can get boils anywhere on your body, they often occur on parts of the body where hair follicles can become infected, like the scalp, armpits, and groin area. They can be quite painful and may also itch or sting. Scalp boils can be particularly problematic … Read more

Chronic Boils

Chronic boils can be very uncomfortable, but more than that, having recurring boils increases your chances of developing serious complications like sepsis (a blood infection), osteomyelitis (a bone infection), or endocarditis (an infection of the heart). While such complications are rare, the more often you have boils, the more likely you are to end up … Read more

How To Prevent Boils

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of having a boil, you probably want to know how to prevent boils in the future. Boils are caused by bacteria, most often Staphylococcus aureus, and are painful, pus-filled bumps that can grow as large as a baseball (yes they can grow that large, although they usually don’t get quite … Read more

Ingrown Hair Boils

Ingrown hair boils are common in areas where people shave or otherwise remove hair, like the legs and armpits on women and the facial area on men. They are more common in men than in women, particularly in young African-American men, possibly because of the typical texture of their facial hair and the fact that … Read more

Skin Boil Pictures

Are you wondering what boils look like? We’ll show you some skin boil pictures so you can see for yourself what they usually look like. However, you should be aware that they can range greatly in size and they can appear in many different parts of the body, so they don’t always look the same. … Read more

Treatment For Skin Boils

In some cases, you don’t need any treatment for skin boils, technically known as furuncles. These pus-filled bumps will often go away on their own without any treatment. However, boils can be quite painful and they may take two weeks or longer to go away on their own. They can also grow quite large, anywhere … Read more

Vaginal Boils

A vaginal boil can be pretty uncomfortable, being in such a sensitive area, and it can also be embarrassing to talk about a boil in such a personal area. It’s not that uncommon to develop a boil on the vagina or in the groin area, however. Boils are most common in areas where there is … Read more