Do you suffer from swollen red bumps located on the inner thighs? Do you have blisters on inner thigh? Read on to know all about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of boils on inner thigh.
Boils are localized skin infection that appears as red, raised bumps and can occur anywhere on the skin. There are two types of boils: rashes and carbuncles. A small, single boil arising from a localized skin is known as Furuncle. A group of similar but larger boils are called Anthrax. The Anthrax boils are also deeper and typically have multiple heads on the tip. These take a long time to go away and leave scars, even after healing.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) boils that arise on inner thigh are small in shape and red. These swell and can become pustules in the later stages. These may arise either individually or in multiples. A person may suffer from boils or carbuncles on the inner thigh.
Symptoms of boils on inner thigh
These pimples arise as red, tender lumps in a localized area of skin. The knot and its surrounding region feel sore and tender to the touch. It also feels warm to the touch. Over time, they begin to harden. The pus accumulates inside and pustules develop a white head in the center. The abscess or abscesses more and more expand in size until it becomes extremely painful and rupture to drain the pus.
Are you wondering why there are boils in your inner thigh? They are usually caused by infection by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. This type of bacteria is usually harmless and resides within many people without producing any symptoms until they begin to affect the deeper tissues. Apart from the inner thighs, boils Staphylococcus aureus are seen in several other parts of the body such as the throat, face, groin, buttocks and armpits.
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria usually enter the body through open wounds and lesions on the surface of the skin. In some cases, microbes can be set to a lock of hair and enter the skin through the follicle. An ingrown hair or a damaged follicle can also be a factor.
In some people, obstruction and infection of the sweat glands can also lead to blistering of the skin surface. Poor hygiene, poor nutrition, skin contact with harsh chemicals and weak immunity are other important about the causes these little tumors on inner thigh.
Boils on inner thigh usually do not require treatment. Blisters usually develop a head after a few days and rupture releasing pus. Once the pus is fully released, they begin to reduce in size and disappear after a point of time. But in some cases, pain refuses to go away and can cause fever in patients. You need to seek medical attention in these cases.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammation of the hair follicles and apocrine glands of the skin in the armpits, thighs, buttocks and other areas. The skin becomes red, and then lumps of varying sizes from a pea to a walnut appear. They are very painful, red, hot and hard. In a few days, the bumps become softer (fluctuating) and may form pus. Sometimes, by eliminating the pus, it heals. However, inflammation is insistently repeated in the same area.
The cause of this annoying disease is not yet known. It is very complex and not completely understood. Influence of hormonal factors, as usually occurs in youth, when the sex hormones begin to function is believed to be one of the causes. Other infectious factors also influence the body’s defenses against infection. Obesity, tight clothing, being prone to acne can favor the development or continuous existence of the infection.