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Where do boils come from and how can prevent it from coming back? I get a lot on my butt area

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Predisposing factors

Boils are bacterial infections of hair follicles, usually staph.
Drainage from one boil can infect nearby hair follicles, especially in the presence of predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. Get checked out to rule out predisposing factors.

In brief: Predisposing factors

Boils are bacterial infections of hair follicles, usually staph.
Drainage from one boil can infect nearby hair follicles, especially in the presence of predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. Get checked out to rule out predisposing factors.
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
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In brief: BOILS

A boil a skin infection that usually starts in a hair follicle or in an oil gland.
It 's usually due to a staphylococcus (staph) germ. You will probably need an antibiotic. Do you have diabetes? See your doctor. Soon.

In brief: BOILS

A boil a skin infection that usually starts in a hair follicle or in an oil gland.
It 's usually due to a staphylococcus (staph) germ. You will probably need an antibiotic. Do you have diabetes? See your doctor. Soon.
Dr. Jerome Litt
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