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[MERGED] Boils / Pigsa

Hi! Doc
Paano ba gamutin ang *PIGSA* :boom: :bop:
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  • Apply a topical antibiotic ointment to the boils and cover with a square of gauze. Your doctor may prescribe an oral antibiotic. Avoid scratching and keeping the skin unclean, ok?

  • Yung iba gumagamit ng coyo. I don't know if anyone here's ever heard of it, but I've seen one. It's this folded square piece of paper na may green ng parang ointment sa loob tapos binubutasan sa gitna, heated and then plastered on the boil with the eye of the boil positioned in the hole.

    Ewan ko lang kung epektib ba ito, it's supposed to make the boil "ripe". :eek:
  • IraIra PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Just leave the boil alone. It's not adviseable to puncture it, because it increases the risk of the raw area being exposed to infection.
  • I had pigsa before. I just put ointment and clean gauze to prevent infection. Medyo masakit yan kapag naging "ripe" yan.

    Doc Ira, I had this before pero the funny thing was i had it for 5 times in a span of 1 year. Is this normal? At saka palaging one side lang ng body ko yung nagkakaroon. They say it has something to do with "maduming" dugo.
  • IraIra PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    There's nothing wrong with getting boils/blisters 5x a year. Anyone can get a boil. It's recommended that people with certain illnesses like diabetes and kidney failure (those with deficient immune systems), those who start developing fever and spreading of the boils, or those with boils in, um, special places like in between the buttocks consult a doctor for it. If you are otherwise healthy, then there's no significance to that. There's also no such thing as "maduming dugo".
  • sinner_notsaintsinner_notsaint PEx Rookie ⭐
    yes. na naman. i had "pigsa" about three weeks ago and natanggal na yung mata so i thought it's ok na.

    just yesterday, parang may small lump na naman and there's this burning sensation i feel dun, malapit sa part kung saan yung first pigsa ko.

    help me naman. what shall i do? ang sakit na.

    is there any drug for this, just to ease the pain. tsaka para mas mabilis magheal.
  • batang uliranbatang uliran PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Try warm and wet compresses for pain relief and possibly promote pus drainage. See your doctor for oral antibiotics, which may allow more rapid healing.
  • sinner_notsaintsinner_notsaint PEx Rookie ⭐
    thanks batang uliran.

    yep warm compress nga somehow relieves the pain. but i've read sa internet that antibiotic doesn't help. there's this drug, loxacillin ang generic name, which is really intended for boils. it parang "kills" the staphylococcus virus which causes it (pigsa).

    i haven't tried going to the doctor, medyo nahihiya ako. siguro pag nasundan pa to i need to see one na.
  • sinner_notsaintsinner_notsaint PEx Rookie ⭐
    correction:

    "cloxacillin" instead of "loxacillin"
  • Cloxacillin IS an antibiotic. You'll need a doctor's prescription for this.
  • doc,
    Bakit yong anak ko laging nagkakapigsa? Paulit-ulit lumilipat lang.
    Nakakahawa ba ito. Anong dahilan bat nagkakaroon nito.
  • di ako doctor... pero nung bata ako, lagi din ako nagkakapigsa. palipat lipat din. sabi ng tita ko na doctor, kase daw, pagkinakagat ako ng lamok, madumi ang kuko ko pag kinakamot ko. tapos, dapat kung pinalabas ang "na-na" pati yung "mata" dapat lumabas kundi paulit ulit lang yung pigsa. :tropical:
  • IraIra PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Pigsa where?
  • minsan sa noo, minsan sa leeg at minsan din sa braso
  • VINCEsanityVINCEsanity PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    pigsa sa puet, sinong nakaranas nito? la lng :D:D
  • IraIra PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Always keep the child clean and his nails clipped. There is nothing wrong with occassionally getting it if it doesn't occur as a group of pigsa. If it happens, just keep the area washed and let it heal on its own.
  • dad ko dati, palaging nagkakaganyan.. nung pina check niya, na discover na he has diabetes.
  • Originally posted by Ira
    Always keep the child clean and his nails clipped. There is nothing wrong with occassionally getting it if it doesn't occur as a group of pigsa. If it happens, just keep the area washed and let it heal on its own.

    Well, I did my own research tungkol dito sa pigsa (boil), eto:

    Furuncle Alternative names: Infection - hair follicle; Hair follicle infection; Boils Definition: An infection of the hair follicles. Also see carbunculosis. Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
    A furuncle (boil) is a skin infection involving the entire hair follicle and the adjacent subcutaneous tissue. Almost everyone experiences boils at some time in their life. Staphylococcus bacteria are normally found on the skin surface. Damage to the hair follicle allows the bacteria to enter deeper into the tissues of the hair follicle and the subcutaneous tissue. Furuncles may occur in the hair follicles anywhere on the body, but they are most common on the face, neck, armpit, buttocks, and thighs.

    Furuncles are generally caused by Staphylococcus aureus but may be caused by other bacteria or fungi. They may begin as a tender red subcutaneous nodule but ultimately become fluctuant (feel like a water-filled balloon). A furuncle may drain spontaneously, producing pus. More often the individual, a parent, or a physician opens them.

    Furuncles can be single or multiple. Some people have recurrent bouts with abscesses and little success at preventing them. Furuncles can be very painful if they occur in areas like the ear canal or nose. A health care provider should treat furuncles by the nose. Furuncles that develop close together may expand and join together, a condition called carbunculosis.
    Symptoms:
     skin lesions
     small firm tender red nodule in skin (early)
     usually pea-sized, may occasionally be as large as a golf ball
     swollen
     pink or red
     may grow rapidly
     fluctuant nodule (later)
     may develop white or yellow centers (pustules)
     may weep, ooze, crust (later)
     located with hair follicles
     tender, mildly to moderately painful
     may be single or multiple
     may run together (coalesce) or spread to other skin areas
     pain increases as pus and dead tissue fills the area
     pain decreases as the area drains
     skin redness or inflammation around the boil
     fever (occasionally)
     fatigue (occasionally)
     general discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise) (occasionally)
    Note: Itching (pruritus) of the skin may occur before the skin lesions develop.
    Signs and tests:
    Diagnosis is primarily based on the appearance of the skin. Skin or mucosal biopsy culture may show staphylococcus or other bacteria.
    Treatment:
    Boils may heal spontaneously after an initial period of itching and mild pain. More often, they progress to pustules that increase in discomfort as pus collects. They finally burst, drain, and then heal spontaneously.

    Boils (furuncles) usually must drain before they will heal. This most often occurs in less than 2 weeks. Boils that persist longer than 2 weeks, recur, are located on the spine or the middle of the face, or that are accompanied by fever or other symptoms require treatment by a health care provider because of the risk of complications from the spread of infection.

    Warm moist compresses encourage furuncles to drain, which speeds healing. Gently soak the area with a warm, moist cloth several times each day. Deep or large lesions may need to be drained surgically by the health care provider. Never squeeze a boil or attempt to lance it at home because this can spread the infection and make it worse.

    Meticulous hygiene is vital to prevent the spread of infection. Draining lesions should be cleaned frequently. The hands should be washed thoroughly after touching a boil. Do not re-use or share washcloths or towels. Clothing, washcloths, towels, and sheets or other items that contact infected areas should be washed in very hot (preferably boiling) water. Dressings should be changed frequently and discarded in a manner that contains the drainage, such as by placing them in a bag that can be closed tightly before discarding.

    Antibacterial soaps, topical (applied to a localized area of the skin) antibiotics are of little benefit once furuncle has formed. Systemic antibiotics may help to control infection. Drainage is the definitive treatment.
    Expectations (prognosis):
    Full recovery is expected. Some people may experience many repeated episodes.
    Complications:
     spread of infection through the circulation to other parts of the body or skin surfaces
     abscess formation
     sepsis (general internal infection)
     abscess of kidneys or other internal organs
     osteomyelitis
     endocarditis
     brain infection
     brain abscess
     spinal cord infection
     spinal cord abscess
     permanent scarring of the skin
    Calling your health care provider:
    Call for an appointment with your health care provider if furuncles (boils) develop and do not heal with home treatment within 1 week.

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider if furuncles recur or are located on the face or spine.

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider if boils are accompanied by fever, red streaks extending from the boil, large fluid collections around the boil, or other symptoms.
    Prevention:
     good attention to hygiene
     antibacterial soaps
     antiseptic washes such as pHisoHex or Hibiclens


    Pero Dra Ira, may question pa rin ako... wala bang bawal kainin ang mga taong may pigsa? For example: isda, itlog or anything na malansa? At ano ba ang nangyayari sa laman na matigas kapag hindi nailabas o hindi pumutok?

    That's all! Thanks :D
  • wala bang bawal kainin ang mga taong may pigsa?

    In general, none. Of course, if you are a diabetic in the first place, avoid increasing your blood sugar level as this would make your infection even harder to heal.
    At ano ba ang nangyayari sa laman na matigas kapag hindi nailabas o hindi pumutok?

    The infection can either be localized to that area, with the resulting pus covered by a thick covering; or it may spread to the surrounding areas, forming more inflammatory reactions along its path. In the first instance, surgical incision and drainage is needed. In the second instance, systemic antibiotics (oral or IV, depending on the case) is needed.
  • Originally posted by eyedoc


    In general, none. Of course, if you are a diabetic in the first place, avoid increasing your blood sugar level as this would make your infection even harder to heal.



    The infection can either be localized to that area, with the resulting pus covered by a thick covering; or it may spread to the surrounding areas, forming more inflammatory reactions along its path. In the first instance, surgical incision and drainage is needed. In the second instance, systemic antibiotics (oral or IV, depending on the case) is needed.

    Thanks eyedoc!!!
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