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Suggest treatment for boils on the lower abdomen

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Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Question: I keep breaking out into boils very often. one breaks open and dries up I get another one especially in my lower stomach and thigh area. I have got myself checked for diabetes and it is negative. I have hypothyroidism and am getting treated for the same. I also have lipomas on my neck. can you please let me know how to prevent both these problems and cure them
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Ointment mupirocine

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Recurrent folliculitis happens due to bacterial infection.
Bacteria harbours in nasal cavity and perianal area.
Oral antibiotics are usually helpful but recurrence is common as bacteria doesn't get eliminated from body.
I treat such cases with oral antibiotic like amoxicillin 500 mg thrice daily for 7 days and ointment mupirocine to be applied twice daily in nasal cavity and perianal area for a month.
This should help you.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (9 minutes later)
sir the problem of boils is not in nasal area . it is around my lower abdomen and thigh area
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (24 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Advice is for permanent cure

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
I know the problem is in lower abdomen area as you have mentioned in your previous question.
I advised you to take oral antibiotics for these lesions.
Nasal cavity and perianal area harbours bacteria which cause these lesions.
For permanent cure it is important to treat these areas hence I advised you to apply mupirocine for a prolonged period.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Brief Answer: Ointment mupirocine Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Recurrent folliculitis happens due to bacterial infection. Bacteria harbours in nasal cavity and perianal area. Oral antibiotics are usually helpful but recurrence is common as bacteria doesn't get eliminated from body. I treat such cases with oral antibiotic like amoxicillin 500 mg thrice daily for 7 days and ointment mupirocine to be applied twice daily in nasal cavity and perianal area for a month. This should help you. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you.