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Boil on lower abdomen

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Diligent500, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Diligent500

    Diligent500 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi to all,

    I noticed when getting washed a boil on lower abdomen really red and a bit of pus come out but proberby not all I am @t docs in morning so will mention it n see what he says it' s Really sore n catches on my clothes first time
    I've had this since being diabetic.

    Diligent500.
     
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  2. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Best get it checked out in case of infection. Perhaps you are a little run down
     
  3. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Prior to diagnosis and until id got good control of my sugars, I used to get frequent boils / abcesses in all manner of places - since getting sugars under control I havent had any for years
     
  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Stress causes boils for me. Antibiotics are always prescribed in my case.

    I did not know what it was with my first one so for the 'benefit' of those who have never seen one it looks like a miniature volcano and can have a tiny opening at the peak and can be quite a lot darker than the unaffected surrounding skin. Yeah lovely! Can become very painful and as has been said, can catch on clothing.
     
  5. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Thanks for the info @Guzzler but the one I have at the moment I cannot see but can feel it alright when sitting down.
     
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  6. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Ouch!
     
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  7. Diligent500

    Diligent500 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi to all,

    Been to docs given me antibiotics which I am reluctant to take because I get thrush and I cannot cope with it at all.

    So what do I do?
    How long will it take to go lol.

    Diligent500.
     
  8. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Leaving boils untreated can an have consequences such as:

    Cellulitis (an infection of the deeper layers of skin) is the most common secondary infection associated with boils and carbuncles. ... osteomyelitis – an infection that develops inside a bone. endocarditis – an infection of the inner layer of the heart. septicaemia – an infection of the blood

    I would advise you to follow your doctors recommendations and deal with the possible thrush if and when it happens. That is just my opinion though you must decide for yourself.
     
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  9. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    And next time ask the doc if you can wait it out a little longer or if you really need to start the medicine right away. For this time I would take my medicine and make sure you have something for the thrush in your cupboard so you can treat at soon as you notice.
     
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