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A 17-year-old male asked:

i often get boils under my arms.near the hair.and mostly between my thighs. i know i need to properly cleanse myself buy why do they comeback so fast?

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Dr. Jean Calhoun
Specializes in Dermatology
Genetics: You probably have a condition called hidradenitis suppurative. It is probably in your genes. It is not something that you did. It is a disorder of the apocrine glands and can cause scarring. Need good local hygiene, weight reduction can help, antiperspirant agents, loose clothing, antibiotics such as tetracycline, intralesional steroids, propecia, (finasteride) biologic therapy, surgical excision

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Last updated Apr 26, 2014

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