skin-hair-icon

Regular Boils

Hi, I have a very weird issue of boils. It occurs in a very frequent intervals around my chest, ribcage and my armpits. This has been occurring from last 7-8 years on a row. I am very ashamed and tired of this issue. The outcomes are very painful and disgusting. Initially when this started I used to nurse every boils ,but when it became regular interval I just literally gave up. The Pus kept discharging all over my shirt. I gave up wearing light colored shirt all together. I have never seriously thought of consulting a professional about this. Any help would do.
views-icons 31 Views Bookmark this Answer
Bookmark
v

Doctor Answers (1) on Regular Boils

doctor profile image
Answered
Greetings. You seem to have recurrent furunculosis from the description given. Multiple relapses point towards systemic causes. Check yourself for issues like thyroid dysfunction, diabetes. Sometimes other skin condition may mimic the presentation and can be best discussed with a dermatologist in person. Hope it helps
Next Steps
You should get a pus culture and sensitivty report the next time a boil happens to rule out stubborn bugs like MRSA.
Health Tips
Avoid Self Medications.
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO