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boils in nose - recommended antibiotic treatment?
Dr's,
I have been suffering from boils, sometimes 2-3 at once, which may occur in either side of my nose/nostrils, or both sides at same time.  Very uncomfortable and often quite painful condition.  I don't have health insurance anymore, as work has been very slow. I have read and been told that antibiotic treatment is usually the best treatment for nose boils.  What I would like to know, is WHICH antibiotic(s) is recommended, at what strength, and for how long?  You should also know, that I am allergic to Penicillin.  I live very near a clean and safe Mexican border town and have shopped there many times. Nuevo Progresso, Mexico, is known for its quality pharmacias, and I could quickly and safely go there to purchase antibiotics without a prescription.  I would like specific info on what antibiotic and dosage/usage is recommended.  Looking forward to replies from doctors.
Thank you for your assistance,
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Nasal furuncles respond to mupirocin well,applied externally.
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Hello,
Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. . Hair follicles that are blocked by greasy creams, petroleum jelly, or similar products are more vulnerable to infection. Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle.

Pls keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful.In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics may be needed.Pls consult a dermatologist in that case.
I hope that helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.
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