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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 ( and here (

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Our own practice is to give antimicrobial drug therapy only when a skin abscess is associated with definite surrounding cellulitis, systemic signs, or both.