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Port Arthur, TX
A 37-year-old female asked:

i've been having boils that won't go away. antibiotics isn't helping. what else can i do? i've tried different ointments and nothing helps.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
See a dermatologist : For better evaluation, other important factors need to be assessed: your general state of health, your nutrition, whether you are diabetic, any immune problem, etc.. Best wishes

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San Bernardino, CA
A 19-year-old male asked:

I always have an occasional boil every 2 months or so. But ever since I have been taken this antibiotic more have came. Could it be the antibiotic?

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Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
MRSA?: A boil is just a collection of pus and bacteria. I doubt that an antibiotic is causing a boil. Perhaps you have an infection from a bacteria that the antibiotic does not cover. For example, if you are taking Keflex to treat mrsa, you will probably not have any improvement. I suggest you see an infectious diseases specialist treat your current infection and to help prevent any future outbreaks.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

What cause boils that aren't healing even after antibiotics treatment? They just keep coming and spreading

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Dr. Philip Miller
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MRSA: methicillin resistant staph aureus-resistant to routine antibiotic therapy and often requires 2 or more antibiotics for cure.

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