Boils in under arm
Once in about 2 months I get these red big boils in my underarm with cause pain. They last for a couple of days and then burst and disappear. Before they appear I can feel a small hard patch under my skin. What is this and what is the cause and cure?
Doctor Answers (1) on Boils in under arm
Hi You seem to be having recurring furunculosis. This is due to a bacteria called staphylococcus. Once you have a infection it does take some time to resolve. You may need an antibiotic soap and cream in addition to antibiotics tablets. You may also need suppressive doses of antibiotics for a prolonged period of time. Please meet a dermatologist so they can advise you on the best treatment plan
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