Posted by: CS | 2008-10-31


Please could you advise me as to what I can get for our labourer that is suffering from a boil outbreak.I have sent him to the doctor on several occasions and he keeps telling me that the docotr says his blood is dirty, now I honestly don' t believe in dirty blood!!!and I am sure that their is something that he can take to - avoid getting these out breaks so frequently. I have bought him Multivitamins and not even that is helping, I am honest y very concerned about his health and will try and do anything to help him.I feel so sorry for him as he never misses a days work even though he is in so much pain.
Please could u advise as to what I can get / do to help him.

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The best will be to go along when he consult the doctor. Ask the doctor to do a MC&S (analysis) of the boil to determine the exact bacteria that is causing the outbreaks. You can also ask the doctor for a prescription for Clamentin 1g, twice daily, for at least 14 days (given that he is not allergic to penicillen). He can also apply Bactroban ointment to the boils, twice daily.

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Dr Anrich Burger

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