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A 31-year-old female asked:

I had boil/abscess on my buttocks , this led to a minor incision surgery it has been two weeks and i had another pimple reappear on my other buttocks. im worried that the bacteria is still active. ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Its possible: Boils/abscesses are cured with proper drainage but you may be carrying a form of invasive staph in your nasal passages. Recurrent abscesses often requires a culture and oral antibiotic treatment to end the pattern.
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