Our expert says:
They maybe need to take a swab when this happens again to see what kind of bacteria is causing it. If it is staph aureus, it may help to wash with antiseptic soap like Hibiscrub and also put bactroban ointment in the nose ( all people carry staph aureus but in some people the concentration on the skin increases above normal and then it causes infection) It may then also help to use a long (4-6 weeks) course of something like Bactrim to reduce the bacterial load. The lumps may be blocked sebaceous glands that may need removal as they will cause repeated infections.
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