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hi for about 6 months now ive been getting red boils all around my breats, only on my breats, i dont know why, ivr changed my soap i used to bath, ive used cream and they still coming up. please ca u help me to tell me how i can get rid of them,
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replied November 7th, 2017
Welcome to e health forum.

It seems that your child might be having skin folliculitis

Folliculitis refers to an infection of the hair follicles in the skin that hold the hair. Folliculitis is most common on the parts of the body that experience friction, such as the face, scalp, back, and thighs.

The friction caused by clothing, shaving, and substances such as sweat, oils, and cosmetics can block and irritate the follicles, allowing bacteria that normally reside on the skin, such as Staphylococcus, to get into these follicles and cause the infection.

Once infected, the follicles look like red pimples with a hair in the middle of them.

Mild and moderate folliculitis is often tender or itchy. More severe folliculitis, which may be deeper and may affect the entire hair follicle, may be painful.

Mild and moderate folliculitis usually go away quickly with treatment and leave no scars. However, more severe folliculitis may lead to more serious complications such as an infection of the deeper skin tissue (called cellulitis), scarring, or permanent hair loss.

To attempt to clear up mild folliculitis and help your child:
- Use an antibacterial soap.
- Apply hot, moist compresses to the affected area.
- Use an over-the-counter corticosteroid lotion (cortisone) to help soothe irritated or itchy skin.
- Wash towels, washcloths, and bed linens often.
- Wear loose-fitting clothes.

To prevent folliculitis, keep your skin and clothes clean and dry, especially during warm weather, and avoid clothing that's too tight and chafes against their skin.

I hope this helps.



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