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skin abscess

Boil, 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

A. Have you ever consulted a dermatologist (a doctor that specialize in skin problems)? He or she may diagnose the problem more accurately and address it better. What you describe may be acne or other disease that are treated by such doctors.

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)

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Foci of mycobacterial infection by diagnoses Focus of mycobacterial infection BCG-itis Lung tuberculosis BCG-osis Diagnosis CGD 3 5 1 IFNGR2 4 0 0 IFNGR1 1 0 0 IL12 RB1 2 0 0 SCID 4 0 0 NEMO 0 0 1 Total 14 5 2 1 Focus of mycobacterial infection Skin abscess BCG-itis and lung tuberculosis Total Diagnosis 0 3 12 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 5 0 0 1 Total 3 25 BCG: Bacille Calmette-Guerin; CGD: chronic granulomatous disease; IFNGR2: IFN-[gamma] receptor 2; IFNGR1: IFN-[gamma] receptor 1; IL12R1: interleukin 12 receptor beta 1; NEMO: nuclear factor kappa beta essential modulator SCID: severe combined immune deficiency Table 2.
The most frequent patient complaints at presentation to hospital were pain, soft tissue swelling, and skin abscess (Table 1).
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The most common disorders were skin abscess, rash of unknown etiology, cutaneous larva migrans, insect bite, and fungal infection, said Dr.
For several years now, a pediatric wound care clinic has been staffed by our emergency medicine faculty for the follow-up of children who had a skin abscess drained in the emergency department setting.
Simply incising and draining a superficial skin abscess was sufficient treatment and resulted in a very high cure rate in this study.