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What Could Be A Cause Of Repeating Furuncles
What is the cause of recurrent furuncles? I took coamoxiclav but wasnt able to finish the course, now im applying bactroban (mupirocin) cream for my 5th infection
Chronic Carrier: People who have recurrent furuncles can often be carriers of the bacteria. Often, they carry the bacteria in their nose or groin or armpits (warm moist areas). In order to solve this problem, those sites need to be treated periodically. I would see your pcp or a dermatologist for help. This problem is not difficult to control in most cases. ...Read more
My daughter gets several boils at a time, and they never clear up fast, she's only 2 1/2... What could cause these boils?
? Immunodeficiency: Possibility of immunodeficiency should be considered. Consultation with pediatric infectious disease specialist would be prudent. ...Read more
Depends: Usually it takes a systemic infection to cause the neutrophils to go up. But without any knowledge on the actual WBC count it cannot be ascertain as to whether this rise in % is from a decrease in other types of WBC particularly lymphocytes when the actual number of neutrophils may well be normal. ...Read more
I am a 25 year old female.I have had recurring boils in the groin for over 10 years now.I was still a virgin when it started.What could be the cause?
BOILS CAUSES: BOILS ARE DEEP, LOCALIZED SKIN INFECTIONS. CAN BE CAUSED BY AN INFECTED INGROWN HAIR OR A SPLINTER OR BY FOREIGN BODY LODGED IN THE SKIN. HOT COMPRESSES OFTEN HELP TO RELIEVE THE PAIN, BUT YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE VARIOUS OTHER DISORDERS SUCH AS DIABETES. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly.: Boils typically appear as swollen, tender nodules, sometimes with purulent drainage. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Boils are usually caused by bacteria and may require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
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