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A 39-year-old female asked:

how long does mrsa last in the body? my doctor sent me to the emergency room last week to have my boil drained. i'm still taking the antibiotics.

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Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Finish antibiotics: A 39 year old female with a boil (or abscess) drained in the ER and now on antibiotics. These skin infections are often treated with a combination drainage + antibiotics for several days (maybe all the way up to 14 days after drainage). Please finish the course of antibiotics the ER physician prescribed.

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My wife has a boil behind her back. Sometimes, the boil will swell and contained pus. We think egg consumtion caused this. Is it possible?

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