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Several Boils
May 5, 2006

Hi doc. I have had a problem with boils now for several years. I get them under my brest,not under my armpits but under my arms where my bra is. I also get them in the buttocks area as well as my thigh area. I have been to my doctor several times and been on numerous antibiotics. I have very nasty scars from them now and the boils are staying for several weeks to a month before they finally bust open. Any advice you can give would be great

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If you are HIV + there would be particular concern about whether you have infections due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus (called MRSA). A culture of the wound is highly recommended in order to tailor the treatment in an optimal manner. KH

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