Posted by: Kelly | 2009-01-09


Hi Doc!
My mom has Diabetes, HBP and cholestrol.
She always gets these boils on her side or tummy and they are big red and painfull under the skin.She uses this drawing cream to bring all the dirt to the surface and only once its all out does it start healing.This can last for almost a month.
Is this as a result of a low imune system or what.
What can she do to prevent getting these boils and what she can get at the pharmacy to treat them?

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Is your mother's diabetes well controlled? Uncontrolled diabetes can cause recurrent boils. Your mother has to consult a doctor, in order to have appropriate anti-biotics prescribed.


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