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Bad pimple under arms and pubic area. What does this mean?

Hello I am a 53 years young and I keep getting bad pimples under my arms and in my pubic area , They leave nasty scares and wash every day and sometimes shower twice a day I am a heavy truck mechanic and in the last four to five years have been getting these pimples , I have been on antibiotics several times from my doctor and they clear up some but once off the antibiotics in one months time they are back again please advise would be great
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM & thanks for writing in.
The condition can be recurrent furunculosis or hidradenitis suppuritiva.
Recurrent folliculitis can be treated by rifampicin for 7-10 days.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic condition requires long term antibiotics and immunosuppresives.
Keep the area clean.
Use antiseptic soap like SOAPEX soap.
Use frequent hand wash.
Apply mupirocin ointment over the area.
A visit to dermatologist or physician will confirm the diagnosis .
Hope this helps.
I wish you good health.
Dr Sudarshan
Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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