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A 35-year-old member asked:

If you have a boil on your leg is it necessarily a staph or mrsa infection?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
No.: If there is an infection, these are caused by bacteria. There are many types of bacteria. Staph aureus happens to be one of the most common organisms to infect skin and soft tissue. But, it doesn't have to be this. A wound culture taken by your doc can give you the answer, more importantly if the wound is infected you might need to be on an antibiotic or the wound drained.
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