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Painful boils in the groin (and now beginning to spread upwards)

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  • Posted By: Balrog1978
  • July 25, 2008
  • 03:23 AM

Hi all,
Out of sheer desparation I'm turning to you guys for any help/suggestions.
Ive been ravaged by painful boils that erupt ever week consistently for the past 5-6 years.
They are mostly erupting in the inner thigh region of my groin area.
They grow in size(sometimes to size of the small fingernail) and are ALWAYS extremely painful. (reddish/purple in color).
Eventually, I rupture them or they rupture themselves letting out a lot of pus and blood and leave a lot of scarring.

Recently, for the first time, these booils have appeared in the upper region of the groin (just below the stomach) and on the hips.

IF these symptoms are familiar to anyone - first and foremost: what is this condition? boils/carbuncles/folliculities/hiderentitis supparativa?
Secondly, whats the best course of treat ment I can take?
Thirdly, can anyone recommend any good dermatologist in theNYC area (I have HMO insurance) who I can show this to?

Please help!

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