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A 42-year-old female asked:

How can i prevent boils. and why do i get them.

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 29 years experience
Infected cyst: Boils usually start as a small pimple or cyst that become infected and then fill with pus and become very large, inflamed and painful. They occur in areas where there's sweat and oil secretion. Try getting them treated when they are small with topical or oral antibiotic before they get really big.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

How to prevent boils?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Take: Take bleach bath-1/2 cup in full tub of water-soak for 10 minutes-do 2to3 times a week. Take vitamin d3 1000iu daily. Wash daily with hibiclens soap. If this does not help see infectious disease doctor.
Last updated Jul 3, 2013
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