Managing Bacterial Infections: Boils and Pimples

Managing Bacterial Infections: Boils and Pimples
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Aditya Favade and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I have boils filled with pus in my armpits, small pimples with pus on my scalp, and pus-filled pimples on my labia majora.

Answered by Dr. Aditya Favade

Hello, Thank you for reaching out to Dr.Galen. Please find the below response to your query. 


Bacterial infection is usually the underlying cause of boils. When the bacteria infect a hair follicle, it forms a bump. There's no need to worry, but a complete medical history is required. It's essential to see a healthcare professional, such as a dermatologist or a general practitioner, for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. They can examine your symptoms, possibly take samples for testing, and recommend the best course of action, which may include antibiotics, topical treatments, or other interventions. In the meantime, try to keep the affected areas clean and avoid squeezing or picking at the pimples to prevent further irritation or infection.


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