Small Boils Itch On The Skin?
.. My skin appears like small boils but And feels itchy. Appears in different places. On the hands, feet, etc. Why is that?
Hello Amanda, thank you for using the HealthReplies.com service.
Small and itchy boils are a sign of several diseases associated with infections such as:
- Folliculitis is inflammation that occurs in hair follicles which is usually caused by bacterial or fungal infections and can cause lumps that feel itchy and sore, and may contain pus or blood. Folliculitis usually looks like a red pimple with hair in the middle.
- Furunculosis is a bacterial infection of the skin that forms festering and painful lumps that usually appear on hairy areas of the skin, especially in areas that experience frequent friction or sweating, for example in the neck, armpits, thighs, buttocks, and around the anus.
- Cutaneous abscess is a collection of pus in the skin and can occur on any skin surface, caused by a bacterial infection, usually by Staphylococcus aureus which causes lumps that are painful, soft, protruding, and usually appear reddish.
I suggest you to see a general practitioner or a dermatologist for a thorough examination, so that treatment can be given in accordance with the diagnosis of your disease.
As for the things you can do right now are:
Clean the boils with warm water and antibacterial soap
Avoid shaving, scratching, or wearing clothes that are too tight in the area around boils
Wash clothes, towels and sheets with hot water
Also read the article: this disease causes red spots on the skin and festering
Thus the information that I can convey, hopefully can help you.