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Thursday, January 01, 2009 Jane, Community Member, asks

Q: Why do I keep getting boils?

I keep getting what I was told were boils in my armpit and under my breasts. One under my arm keeps seeping and looks as though it has a tiny hole in it.  It will itch, get red and then look fine sometimes, but I feel the lumps under the skin.

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Leanna, Community Member
1/13/09 9:06pm

When you notice changes in the skin, it is important to see a doctor. It could be a sign of cancer (you can be any age and get cancer) or it could be another type of infection but it should definitely be looked at. Good Luck


*I have a boil under my arm right now and am waiting for it to burst and if I get another one, I will definitly be seeing a doctor*


I don't think you should be worried that it is an STD, sounds like a bacterial infection but you never know w/the human body because there are so many things to irritate the skin

KYGIRL1708, Community Member
7/24/10 9:35pm

has there been any new answers to this question?


beckydoll, Community Member
9/25/10 11:41am

Just to let you know alot of people get  them i get them often ive been checked for mrsa and staph but always comes back neg i asked my dr if he knew why i got them he said some people do and left it at that best thing to do for them is take hot baths and hold hot rags on them this will make them bust on their own if you squeeze them they can cause serious infections

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By Jane, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 01/01/09