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Recurring Boil?

What is an effective way to get rid of a recurring boil?

Bibo from Chicago

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March 18, 20070 found this helpful

Usually when a boil is recurring, its due to an underlaying infection. Go to your doctor for some bloodwork and to get a prescription for antibiotics. I have the same problem and a simple $4 prescription of antibiotics took care of the infection.

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By anniebok (Guest Post)
March 19, 20070 found this helpful

My son got eight boils in a row on his bottom. Antibiotics helped but what has really helped is bathing in 1/4 cup bleach in a tub of bathwater and soak for about twenty minutes. We did this twice a week while it was still there and now twice a month has kept him without another one.

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This kills all the bacteria on the skin good and bad so be very careful about washing hands and showering to get rid of germs. Good luck.

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March 19, 20070 found this helpful

i helped a friend by recommending that he take a garlic pill and a tablespoonful of honey.if this is a boil.my daughter had a continuous recurring cyst on her coccyx .it was a cyst and had to be surgically removed because it had a sac which would fill up with pus so the sac had to be removed for it to heal.

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By Claudia-MD (Guest Post)
March 20, 20070 found this helpful

If you self-treat a problem once and it resolves, great, but if it is recurring, I think the problem needs a doc's attention to see what the underlying issue is and treat appropriately.

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By Tere (Guest Post)
March 21, 20070 found this helpful

Check with your doctor or nutritionist, but when I was a kid we were told that citric acid would clear up boils. You can buy citric acid tablets or powder.

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March 23, 20070 found this helpful

My husband gets these every few years. They are infected sebaceous cysts and must be surgically removed.

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By james (Guest Post)
September 16, 20070 found this helpful

I have been having recurring boils for the last 3 yrs. I haven't found a way to make them go away. I have tried the bleach. The only real treatment the doctors give me is warm compresses and soaking in hot water. Now I have five boils on my scalp. VERY painful. My question is this has anyone ever heard of outbreaks like this?

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By Ace (Guest Post)
September 17, 20070 found this helpful

I've spent years trying out different herbs to see if I was lacking something & to see if they would help. The two that I have found outstanding for my skin are: Lysine pill once a day & Evening Primrose Oil Capsules (1000 mg) twice a day. It can't hurt to try this. Good luck!

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By Doodah (Guest Post)
February 12, 20080 found this helpful

I'm surprised no one has mentioned MRSA. Get your boils cultured. If it's MRSA, most antibiotics are useless.

Editor's Note: I wasn't sure what this is. Here is a link: en.wikipedia.org/.../Methicillin-resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus

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By cbad (Guest Post)
June 25, 20080 found this helpful

I get them at least twice a year and I even got one surgically removed. But, I still get them in other places. Not sure why? Can anybody help?

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