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Pimple / Boils

Approximatly 10 years ago I had developed large boils on my backside, (bum), and went to the doctor to have them assesed.

I was placed on some antibiotics and it did not seem to do very much. This has happened a few times now, and all to no avail.

Possibly an aid in diagnosis is that they only ever appear in the same areas, (both cheeks). Would this give you any indication as to what this may be, as I think I have stumped many.

It may be well to note that the infected area's can be slightly painful, (no more than a large pimple) and are completely gone, without trace in 2-3 weeks max.

Thanks,

Dave
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Dave:

A commmon problem: annoying, and hard to treat, but not serious.

You are describing folliculitis, "blocked pores."  Try this: in the drugstore, get Hibiclens, a nonprescription antiseptic cleanser, and shower with that.  Second, get bacitracin ointment (alos OTC), and apply it daily both to the pimples and inside your nostrils--often there are staph germs lurking there without causing symptoms, and you can suppress them by bathing them in antibiotic for a couple of months.  Keep this regimen up until the boils go away.  They always do, but it may take time.  If they continue to trouble you, have your doctor take another look.

And they're not contagious, by the way.

Best.

Dr. Rockoff
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Thanks Doc! Very helpful.

Regards,

Dave
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I too have the same problem dave described there.  for this reason i am embarassed to wear a bathing suit or shorts.  This prblem is so annoying.
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