Diabetes and BOILS!

Set apart
By Set apart Latest Reply 2013-10-06 09:56:56 -0500
Started 2013-04-19 08:08:39 -0500

This is a strange question, but has anyone had any difficulty with boils since diagnosed with D? I've had two occurrences within the last few months, did read that it can be linked to diabetes. I had an infection a couple of months ago which affected my immune system. Any thoughts on this or help would be great!

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Vigneswari 2013-10-06 09:56:56 -0500 Report

When I was not diagnosed with D I got boils. At that time it was summer here in India and so my moth told that they are heat boils but after I got diagnosed I came toknow that they re due to my diabetes. They recovered within 4-5 days I started insulin. They encountered with me again when in stopped my meds duto diffent reason.

nanaellen 2013-04-25 14:23:31 -0500 Report

Actually it's NOT a strange question!! I used to get them as a teenager and it stopped. Then when I got diabetes have been fighting this battle since!! Usually I take care of them myself but sometimes I have to go to the Dr. and he numbs me up and lances the boil. Last time he gave me an antibiotic that seemed to help…can't remember the name off the top of my head but if you notice one coming on if you can soak the area in as hot as you can stand water it will usually bring it to a head so it can pop. If it doesn't come to a head I've used a black salve called ichamathol ointment with a bandaid and it will draw out the infection. I think over the counter it's called Boil Ease. My Dr. also gave me Nystatin Powder to help keep the area dry and it has an antibiotic in it and that has been helping also! Good luck to you! Ellen :)

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Set apart 2013-04-27 07:33:40 -0500 Report

Thank you boy I can't believe how much I've learned about boils. I did try boil ease, found it at Walgrrens. I am now making sure I take vitamin A with D and my women's multivitamin, I am using antibacterial soap, along with all other precautions. Thanks again!

She'll 2013-04-24 02:10:07 -0500 Report

I have the same problem. It can be painful at times. I have scheduled an physical exam for next month. I am learning so much. Thanks for your post.

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Set apart 2013-04-25 06:22:11 -0500 Report

You're welcome, I've a,so learned so much from this. I am now taking a supplement of Vitamin A with D, for my immune system. I have changed from fragrance, costly soaps to antibacterial Dial soap. I hope this helps me!

manapua72 2013-04-21 15:13:30 -0500 Report

I've only had a boil once or twice when I was back in high school working on a pineapple plantation … Working in the pineapple fields was dirty work … Haven't had a boil in over twenty years … This is a first hearing about boils being common with diabetics … Never heard that before I'll mention it to my doc next time user him …,

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Set apart 2013-04-22 05:41:28 -0500 Report

I am like you I had never had boils and now have had 2 am building up my immune system, or trying to. After an infection, and other stuff i got 2 of them within a short period in time.

crosby1984 2013-04-21 13:28:49 -0500 Report

Getting boils was how I was diagnosed with it. I still get them now. 6 years later lol x

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Set apart 2013-04-22 05:42:59 -0500 Report

I've been reading and have found that multivitamins may help along with antibacterial soaps, paying close attention to the area most vulnerable.

Gwen214 2013-04-20 05:58:01 -0500 Report

Yes, this is normal for diabetics. I've had quite a few. The cause is out of control BG. If you notice one early, put a warm clothe on it as much as possible, and it will pop on its own. If too late, you can pop, or go to your doctor. I usually go to the doctor, because it may get infected

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Set apart 2013-04-20 07:49:01 -0500 Report

Gwen you're right I did research this, and the cause could be a suppressed immune system which I've been experiencing even more so, along with a high BG reading even if it's only for a short while. I had an infection about 1 month ago, and I am now trying to build myself up again! Thanks!

Gwen214 2013-04-20 13:43:37 -0500 Report

You're welcome, growing up I been through this too many times, and they hurt. Don't want any one to go through that.

Scarlet03 2013-04-19 08:53:54 -0500 Report

I had to go to the hospital for one…ewwww…I know that when your immune system is low, its best to keep your skin clean…cause you can pick up anything…Ive been told when you take a multi vitamin, that this helps keep your immune system up…

Ive done the multivitamins, and I do my best to keep clean(BUT NOT OBSESSIVE) Hashimoto's disease is an immune disorder that attacks your thyroid…and I know you can't always prevent all things

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Set apart 2013-04-20 07:47:21 -0500 Report

Thank you for responding I've been reading on this, and learning something new. I did read that if your body lacks vitamin A, that this could also be the culprit. I've now purchased women's multivitamins with everything in them. The other ones I had were a bit generic, I guess!

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