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Posted by: Magu | 2012/11/26

Boil

I have a friedn who is HIV Positive. She has complained of having boils. when one dissapeares another one popd up,how can she be helped. She had been to teh GP but isnt getting helped cos they keep coming back in different parts of the body. What can she try from the chemist.

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Magu

It is important that she attends a HIV clinic to determine her CD4 count, as well as viral load. HIV causes opportunistic infections, like in her case, a folliculitis. The skin infection has to be treated with an extended course of oral antibiotics. In the interim, she can apply Bactroban ointment.

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