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What caues recurrent boils on stomach?

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Posted on Sat, 5 Jul 2014
Question: Hi Doctor,

for the last 50 days m getting regular boils(28 Years old, before tht never in my life i had boils), in the beginning i dont take ny medicine nd it cured by itself b ut next time i took Almox-500 it cured 70 % and i stopped using and now again i have got boils on my stomach and have started using Almox for same.
Please prescribe some medicine for speedy recovery.

Thanks in Advance.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Recurrent furunculosis

Detailed Answer:
Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at Healthcaremagic

Recurrent furunculosis/boils is due to staphylococcus aureus colonization of the nasal flora and skin flora.

The best way to approach is to start on an empirical oral antibiotic for a week OR 10 days. My choice of oral antibiotic would have been Amoxycillin 500mg in combination with clavulanic acid 125 mg (Augmentin 625 mg), thrice daily, for a week

OR

Cephalexin (Cap Phexin BD 750mg) twice daily

OR

Cefadroxil 500mg (Tab Droxyl) twice daily, for a week. This would take care of the infection.

Besides, before starting antibiotics you should get a pus culture sensitivity test to determine the causative bacteria and its antibiotic sensitivity.

A blood sugar testing is also advisable

Oral antibiotics would help to eradicate the carrier state, but it may be required to continue antibiotics (guided by culture and sensitivity) for an extended period of time, say 1-3 months.

An OTC antibacterial cream/ointment e.g 2% mupirocin can be applied twice daily over the boils as well as to the Vestibule of the external nares, which would help to eradicate nasal carriage of staphylococcus aureus.

General precautions like maintaining meticulous hygiene (personal and surroundings), using antibacterial soaps would also help in addition.

take care
regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (7 minutes later)
Shud i stop using Almox-500 and shud use the medicines prescribed above?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Recurrent furuncles

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Yes, one of the following antibiotics for a week e.g Augmentin 625 mg, thrice daily, for a week OR Cap Phexin BD 750 mg twice daily OR Tab Droxyl-Clav 625 mg twice daily, for a week.

Topical T-Bact Ointment, twice daily for a week over the boils as well as just inside the external nares, which would help to eradicate nasal carriage of staphylococcus aureus.

Antibacterial soap for bath e.g Soapex soap

Get a pus culture sensitivity before starting oral antibiotics and also a blood sugar test.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Recurrent furunculosis Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at Healthcaremagic Recurrent furunculosis/boils is due to staphylococcus aureus colonization of the nasal flora and skin flora. The best way to approach is to start on an empirical oral antibiotic for a week OR 10 days. My choice of oral antibiotic would have been Amoxycillin 500mg in combination with clavulanic acid 125 mg (Augmentin 625 mg), thrice daily, for a week OR Cephalexin (Cap Phexin BD 750mg) twice daily OR Cefadroxil 500mg (Tab Droxyl) twice daily, for a week. This would take care of the infection. Besides, before starting antibiotics you should get a pus culture sensitivity test to determine the causative bacteria and its antibiotic sensitivity. A blood sugar testing is also advisable Oral antibiotics would help to eradicate the carrier state, but it may be required to continue antibiotics (guided by culture and sensitivity) for an extended period of time, say 1-3 months. An OTC antibacterial cream/ointment e.g 2% mupirocin can be applied twice daily over the boils as well as to the Vestibule of the external nares, which would help to eradicate nasal carriage of staphylococcus aureus. General precautions like maintaining meticulous hygiene (personal and surroundings), using antibacterial soaps would also help in addition. take care regards