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Recurring staph on butt cheek. Cause and recurrence and permanent remedy?

Ok so Nov I got a staph infection for the first time ever on my but, It was near my tail bone and 2 others on the but cheek. They got pretty bad because I didn t know what it was at frist but I went to the hosptial with high fever and they drained them and gave me antibiotics and it went away.4 weeks ago I got it again just one boil that got pretty deep on my but cheek went to the hospital they did the samething and went away now its coming back again. Why does it coming back and how do I stop it. It is so painful. I don t even know how I got it the first time
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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To treat the infection now, do warm water compresses twice to thrice in a day and apply mupirocin cream. If this does not heal the lesion oral antibiotics would be required. To prevent recurrent infections
Wash your hands regularly and maintain good body hygiene. Use an antibacterial soap for the purpose
Application of antibacterial cream like mupirocin is advised in body cavities like anal area, nasal area to prevent colonisation of disease causing bacteria. So do it for seven to 10 days
If both does not help, then a course of oral antibiotic like amoxycillin etc along with rifampicin might be required to prevent recurrence.
Sometimes use of prolonged medicines like antibiotics or steroids, low immunity, diabetes can precede recurrent staph infection. So underlying causes should be ruled out too.
Hope that answers your query. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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