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what's the best way to get rid of a recurring boil?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probiotics: All of us carry bacteria on every surface of the body, on the skin and in the intestine. The kind of bacteria that cause boils are an overgrowth of bad or "pathogenic" bacteria like a type of staph or strep. You can try to repopulate with good bacteria, or probiotics, either in the form or yogurt, or in tablets from a health food store. These compete with and suppress the growth of bad bacteria.

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