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Posted by: jane | 2006/10/27

boil type skin problem in swet earears

my friend has suffered from this for yrs & now her son is starting to get the same thing. she has all ways been a big person. she started getting the "boils" out of the blue & now can not get rid of them, they leave huge holes & scars behind. they reacure offten & all ways in the same places wich seem to be her swet or friction arears. ( under arms, iner thigh, under tummy shelf). she has good food nutrition. one more thing when she is under dress they flare up more. she can often go for long periods with no flare ups then they all hit at once. have you got any ideas?

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Boils are an infection and is caused by a bacterium. They are more common in areas of increased sweating and friction. Also more common in sugar diabetes, in persons with asthma/hay fever/eczema and in a number of other conditions where the immunity is depressed. The bacterium must be cultured from the skin to prove the diagnosis. Your GP will know what to do. If the diagnosis is correct an appropriate antibiotic should be given an an antibacterial ointment applied in the nose to kill the bug. Your doctor may request a blood test or two.

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Posted by: jane | 2006/11/14

weird thing is they are not contagious & she has her sugar tested regular as father & sibling have diabetes. none of the other asthma ect. she has been to various GP & Dermatologist to no avail. do you think immune deficiency syndrome could do this?

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