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skin abscessBoil, subcutaneous abscess Dermatology A gob of pus and infected debris in the skin caused by localized, usually bacterial–especially Staphylococcus aureus, infection; SAs may follow minor injury, or follow folliculitis, furuncles, carbuncles, occur anywhere, and affect any age group
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Q. how do i get rid of boils I have been plagued by boils for about 3 to 4 years now, i get a boil, go to the doctor, get antibiotics, take them for 10 days, and about a week later the boils are back. I came accoss this site a week ago and learned about (turmeric) i purchased some, i've been taking it and i still manage to get more boils, i have one existing boil right now and a new one is forming please help because i don't have health insurance and it cost to much to keep going to the doctor and getting medicine for boils only to have the boils occur back in a weeks time please help, demario y
Anyway, you can find several suggestions about preventing boils here (http://www.medicinenet.com/boils/article.htm) and here (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001474.htm)