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What is the best treatment for several boils that keep

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What is the best treatment for several boils that keep appearing
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Haven’t seen a doctor..have tried warm water, medicated soap, dressing drawing cream and whitchazel
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Only condition I have is Thyroid ..removed over 20yrs ago..taking 150mcg of thyroxine daily

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Usually Flucloxacillin orally is a very good treatment for such boils

If they keep on coming again and again a possibility of resistant strain of Staph.Aureus should be considered and a swab can be taken from the boil and can be sent for gram stain and culture

That will find out if the bug is resistant to treatment

Secondly test for diabetes and immune deficiency state should be done as well

Please do let me know if you have any other question

Regards

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
The boils are in a sensitive area..can I treat this without having to be examined by a doctor for a prescription?

It generally require an antibiotic as I said earlier

Sometime they can go on their own but mostly require a course of antibiotic

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Ok ..thank you

You are welcome

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