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I have a friend who have boils spots on back an buttocks, some inflammed. Can u tell me how and y these come about?
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree
In brief: From 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: From 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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: May be acne
These may be acne with blocked hair follicles that develop purulent inflammation.

In brief: May be acne
These may be acne with blocked hair follicles that develop purulent inflammation.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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