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What causes boilers?

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Bacteria

Most 'boils' are due to staphylococcus bacteria infecting the skin.
Pus forms below the skin which swells to form a painful boil.Sometimes streptococci & pseudomonas may cause boils.Often the 'boil' can be cured by a special drainage procedure performed by your doctor.If the surrounding area is red & angry antibiotics are needed. If untreated the infection can spread to the blood & become dangerous.

In brief: Bacteria

Most 'boils' are due to staphylococcus bacteria infecting the skin.
Pus forms below the skin which swells to form a painful boil.Sometimes streptococci & pseudomonas may cause boils.Often the 'boil' can be cured by a special drainage procedure performed by your doctor.If the surrounding area is red & angry antibiotics are needed. If untreated the infection can spread to the blood & become dangerous.
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