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What causes boils?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Infection

Bacterial infection, usually staph, of hair follicle leading to suppurative inflammation.
Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils.

In brief: Infection

Bacterial infection, usually staph, of hair follicle leading to suppurative inflammation.
Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine

In brief: Bacteria

Bacteria gain entrance to the skin and are fruitful and multiply.
These are very common in the groin and in the under arm areas where shaving often results in ingrown hairs that get infected and turn in to infected cysts. Generally it is best to have them drained by a skilled physician.Antibiotics usually help. Never squeeze and try and pop them.

In brief: Bacteria

Bacteria gain entrance to the skin and are fruitful and multiply.
These are very common in the groin and in the under arm areas where shaving often results in ingrown hairs that get infected and turn in to infected cysts. Generally it is best to have them drained by a skilled physician.Antibiotics usually help. Never squeeze and try and pop them.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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