Blood Filled Boils
8 years post op DS - so darned healthy my life insurance gave me a partial refund on my premium!
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes
I'm not sure how they ended up going away. I think mine were from my legs rubbing together and the heat. They were on my inner thighs. Sorry I don't have an answer for you. I do understand the frustration and pain though. I did put drawing salve on them to help bring them out more quickly and that helped. It's brown and thick and smells horrible though.
on 7/31/12 4:36 pm
before my ds, i used to get boils. most times they festered and grew inside my vagina. extremely painful. once i had to have one lanced at the gyn's office. the blood and puss drained from it for over 10 mins. i could hardly walk into the dr's office, so lancing it was actually relief. so gross.
dr's told me it was a bacteria thing and ran in cycles. i too have always worn cotton panties.
hope you get some relief.
Noreen HW 352 / SW 324 / CW 162/ LW/ 148 / GW 150 (achieved Aug 14 '11)
on 7/31/12 5:34 pm
The hidradenitis suppurativa lesions I have had are where skin rubs together, specifically between my thighs. The lesions almost look black. I can't smash them like I could do a boil. I can take a needle and lance them and they are full of blood. Then they dry out but often leave a blackish mark behind. It almost looks like I have dark stretch marks between the old lesions and I think they are called tunnels with this disease.
I don't have them that often but when I have them, it is usually more than one lesion at a time. I normally get them when I'm traveling and I walk a lot and my legs rub together a bunch. I make sure I put thick lotion or a "glide" between my legs to lessen the friction. I also think they are related to having low iron. Make sure your iron and ferritin are good.
As always, thanks to everyone for their advice and support.... I still get so much out of reading here! Mary C
on 3/31/14 10:23 pm
Hi there... I've been reading up on boils. The ones discussed online are the puss filled one which are a staph infection and could require an oral antibiotic to get rid of them. Blood boils are blood filled and the few things I've read suggest they are similar. Heat applied to a boil will help with pain. They also suggest the antibacterial scrubs as well. Another thing to check out is your blood sugar as diabetes and boils go hand in hand. I've had one blood boil in my life and it was painful and embarrassing because it seeped this dark blood and was not quite on my panty line so I had to remain at home. Do your own search as you may find more information and try other words like blood blisters etc.. Check for images too, to compare yours too. Above all else? Please go see a doctor!