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What could be a cause of repeating furuncles?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Predisposing factors

Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils.

In brief: Predisposing factors

Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: A few possibilities

A doctor should evaluate recurrent abscesses, and culture them to find out what the causative bacteria is, and what antibiotics the bacteria is resistant to.
Recurrences may be due to antibiotic resistance, not taking antibiotics correctly, bacterial colonization somewhere else on the body, diabetes or another immunosuppressing situation, a carrier in the family, contaminated cosmetics, etc...

In brief: A few possibilities

A doctor should evaluate recurrent abscesses, and culture them to find out what the causative bacteria is, and what antibiotics the bacteria is resistant to.
Recurrences may be due to antibiotic resistance, not taking antibiotics correctly, bacterial colonization somewhere else on the body, diabetes or another immunosuppressing situation, a carrier in the family, contaminated cosmetics, etc...
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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