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Recurring boils on buttocks

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 21 years experience
MRSA: You may have a staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotic, and you should be treated with another antibiotic such as clindamycin. This is com... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Culture?: Has anyone opened one of these boils and sent the contents for culture? If you're taking antibiotics and still getting them, chances are they are caus... Read More
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Boils: Patients with recurring boils may be colonized with staphilococcus aureus in their nostrils, axilla or inguinal area, sometimes these bacteria may be ... 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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri faaaai facaai fisaai
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Boils and infections: Most common explanation is that you are colonizing Staphylococcus, could be regular Staph or MRSA. After an adequate treatment course of antibiotics y... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Need to see derm: for culture, diagnosis and probable prescription antibiotics, this could be infectious like staph, or folliculitis or other possibilities.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Staphylococci: Are common causes of this, sometimes mrsa.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
Urgent Care 42 years experience
Needs surgery: You probably have what we call Pilonidal cyst. It is from ingrown hair. Only surgical removal can prevent it from coming back. Please go see a surgeon... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
ABSCESS RECURRENT: Are you diabetic? If not, frequent sweating in that area causes boils or abscesses.You need a blood culture to make sure it is not in your system.

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