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How do people get boils?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
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In brief: Usually

It usually occurs in people who are overly susceptible to staph infection.
It's an abscess. Usually get from other person with infection.

In brief: Usually

It usually occurs in people who are overly susceptible to staph infection.
It's an abscess. Usually get from other person with infection.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Infected follicles

Usually boils develop when an overgrowth of bacteria cause a pus filled lump --- the best treatment is to open and drain the boil.

In brief: Infected follicles

Usually boils develop when an overgrowth of bacteria cause a pus filled lump --- the best treatment is to open and drain the boil.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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