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Muskegon, MI
A 42-year-old female asked:

Get boils on buttock,breast,thighs,hips, lower stomach,past 10 years.told doc.very pain,many scars,dark spots from them.causes? told doc,nothing said.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you haven't: been evaluated by a dermatologist for these lesions - would encourage that. Take care.
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Boils and infections: Most common explanation:you are colonizing Staphylococcus, could be regular Staph or MRSA. After an adequate treatment course of antibiotics you should consider decolonization. If not better, get your immune system checked to make sure you don't have an immune deficiency (See immunologist). Get a culture of the boils to identify the bacteria. Consider a diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa.

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