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Boil on my buttocks

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
I&D+antibiotics: Incision and drainage of the abscess by a surgeon combined with appropriate antibiotics based on culture and sensitivity results on the pus would be t... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Requires aggressive antibiotic therapy and testing to rule out underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. He must be seen and evaluated asap.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Boils: Seek treatment so that you will stop spreading the infection
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This might be an: Abscess - seek medical attention.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: I would be considered about possible staph with the fact that they are growing and it could be mrsa. See your doctor for an evaluation.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Recurring Boils: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease characterized by clusters of abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cysts that mos... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
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Underlying cause: Best to see your GP and perhaps do a few blood test to see if you have an underlying condition like diabetes that would lead to the recurrent boils. ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Boils: Not necessarily, there are many people who have recurrent boils because they are carriers of MRSA. See your doctor and get tested if you are concerne... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Boils: Hidradenitis suppurativa: this is a condition in which there are multiple abscesses that form under the armpits and often in the groin area. These are... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Hot compresses: If no better, see md take meds ! to prevent 'natural death' from infection that goes into blood stream!

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