Red boils on back

I have few small red boils on my upper back since yesterday. They are quite painful and causes discomfort wearing undergarments
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Dr. Rasya Dixit Bangalore | Dermatologist
The common causes of painful  boils on the back are
1. Acne
2. Folliculitis this can happen post waxing
3. Herpes zoster - this is  a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. This needs to be treated by oral antivirals.

If there is a sudden onset of red boils it would be advisable to meet a dermatologist at the earliest. However if it is recurring and more like pimples, then you can meet a dermatologist at your convenience. Both conditions need to be treated with medicines as back lesions are generally resistant to creams

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