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Boils in thighs a few weeks ago. Extremely painful and was

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Boils in thighs a few weeks ago. Extremely painful and was the first time experiencing this in such bulk. There were quite a few of them on both inner thighs and they truly hurt. Gone now.... Wondering if this was herpes?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry the lesions are gone as of last week. They were boils. Hard to break. Very painful. Inner thigh. Left after 4 days. Left small marks
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CLARIFICATION. I was hoping to get some earlier photos.

However , I would like some more information to support my diagnostic findings:

They did not leave behind erosions?

Were they all clustered in one zone like grapes or were they spaced out on both side?

Do you have a diabetic history ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Mother is diabetic. They were not in clusters per Se. Spaced on both thighs
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much ,

These sound very much like boils due to bacteria.

You should get your sugar levels checked.

This is called Folliculitis.

Herpes presents as clusters on one area and leave behind deep ulcers or erosions on thighs.

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned?

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello

I am awaiting your response.
I would be happy to assist you .

Regards

Dr Pravin

Please do get back to me so I can help you . Thanks .

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello

I am awaiting your response.
I would be happy to assist you .

Regards

Dr Pravin

Please do get back to me so I can help you . Thanks .