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for the past year both me and my husband have been getting abscesses. we have to get them lanced but they keep coming back. we don't know what to do. ?

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Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Recurrent abcesses: You and your spouse may be exposed to bacteria in areas that you go to...gym, grocery store etc. wiping down objects with wipes, washing hands is important. Also you can try Hibiclens solution to wash your skin to remove bacteria. Try not to pick or scratch your skin as well.
Dr. Michael Lee
Dr. Michael Lee commented
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
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you can wash with a special soap called Hibiclens which you can buy in the pharmacy. Also you can have your doctor test your nose for bacteria via a swab to see if your nasal passages have a bacteria such as MRSA which can cause recurrent skin infections through touching your nose then other parts of your body. Feel better!
Feb 16, 2017

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I stop abscesses from coming back?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Abscesses: These need to be treated with incision and drainage combined with antibiotics directed against the causative organism(s). If despite this they recur you are probably colonized in your nose and throat and the surface of your skin and use of mupirocin ointment and chlorhexidine containing soaps may be beneficial in trying to combat this. See an Infectious Diseases expert. Good luck.

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