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What causes boils on the buttocks?

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Posted on Tue, 28 Apr 2015
Question: Were treating my mom with dry dressings, she had an egg size boil on her bottom. She went to the Hospital, they surgically debrided it, wet to dry dressings, and antibiotics. So we have been home for a month. Dr. changed to dry dressing after a visit to the Dr. that debreeded it. OK, now the wound is getting small, but on the bottom of the wound is still a sifnificant amout of Flouresent green. I'm afraid this is going to close up, with the MRSA still there, and create a bunch more problems. My mom is 85.
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

I understand your concern, however in order to help you I need a few more details

1. How big is the opening of the wound now after treatment ?
2. is there pain?
3. why exactly do you mean by dry dressing ? are you applying any ointment at all?
4. it would be helpful if you could upload a picture of the wound, I could tell you exactly how to go about it

please get back to me , I am awaiting your reply

regards
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Follow up: Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (19 minutes later)
1) its the size of a dime now 2) occasionally, during dressing changes. 3)cleaning with sodium, applly 2x2, covering. That is all and taping.
I needed a Homeopathic Dr., How did I end up with a Kidney Dr.???
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Follow up: Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (1 hour later)
Been waiting over an hour, going to bed and hopping they'll be a reply by morning. Thank-you. XXXXXXX Canty, Helens daughter
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for getting back

I am sorry for the short delay in my response, I just got back from the hospital.

Here is how you should go about it

1. The presence of green patch at the bottom could mean there is a residual infection, it might require cleaning with hydrogen peroxide to remove it
2. Wound never closes up with MRSA inside, if there is an MRSA infection the wound never closes and it changes exuding pus or clear liquid. It also starts to smell
3. The fact that the wound has reduced in size means that you are doing a good job and that the wound is getting better
4. Please visit your GP for the next dressing, he will clean up the green patch. I am sure it is not MRSA

I am once again sorry for the delay.

Regards
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What causes boils on the buttocks?

Brief Answer: Need more info Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query I understand your concern, however in order to help you I need a few more details 1. How big is the opening of the wound now after treatment ? 2. is there pain? 3. why exactly do you mean by dry dressing ? are you applying any ointment at all? 4. it would be helpful if you could upload a picture of the wound, I could tell you exactly how to go about it please get back to me , I am awaiting your reply regards