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I have a Boil

Hi to all,

I have a Boil in a private area and its getting more inflammed very red very painfull and i am not happy about this is it caused by Rheumatiod Arthritis at all.

I am phoning doctors back in the Morning.
Cream they gave not working.

Sorry for the pic.
I cannot cope with this 2 painfull.


  1. , I am sorry you are dealing with a painful boil! We cannot provide medical advice, for your safety. However, one accepted home remedy that comes recommended by the Mayo clinic is applying warm compresses to the area -- When I myself have dealt with boils, I do find that compresses seem to bring some relatively quick (nut not instantaneous) relief.

    Also, I hope your physicians have some helpful suggestions and that you get some lasting relief VERY soon!

    Best, Erin, Team Member.

    1. Not RA related.

      1. It's not related in the context that RA did not CAUSE the infection. Bacteria caused the infection [not RA]. RA suppresses the immune system that renders the body not as well able to fight an infection.

      2. and , we're pretty content to let our members discuss anything related to their RA, even if it's tertiary. Everyone needs a place to vent, ask questions, and get some support. Thank you both for being a part of what makes this community good!

        Best, Erin, Team Member.

    2. Have had one of these in the past, and (of all things!) my Gyn told me to use Desitin Ointment, in addition to compresses. Hope you get relief!

      1. , Thank you for sharing what has helped you. I hope that you don't experience these too often, but at least you know what might help. Best wishes, Lisa, RA Team Member

    3. , How are you doing now? Did your doctor suggest anything different that has helped. I hope that you are feeling much better now. Let us know how you're doing if you feel comfortable doing so. Best wishes, Lisa, RA Team Member

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