Suggest treatment for boils on skin

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Posted on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Is there a permanent cure for boils?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Suitable antibiotic

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Boils are bacterial infection and can surely be treated.
These become recurrent due to two things.
1. If correct antibiotic is not used.
2. Source of Infection is not eliminated from body.
Please get a culture and sensitivity test done.
A small amount of material from one of the boils would be cultured to grow infective organism and then tested for suitable antibiotics.
Also use ointment mupirocine in your nostrils.
This will eliminate the source of infection from body.
Let me know if you have any other doubt.
Thank you
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Dr. Rahul Kumar

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