Posted by: Worried Mom | 2012/03/12


Good Morning Doc, my daughter is a Gymnast and has been doing gymnastics for the past 5 years. Recently she has developed boils just where the lining of her leotard reaches below her backside? I was told by my GP this does occur as a result of the perspiration and rubbing of the leotard? Is this so? What can I do to prevent this from happening again? My poor child is suffering and has survived 4 boils already and is threatening to stop Gymnastics if she develops another one? Some advice please.

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Yes, it is possible. She has to keep the area dry by applying baby powder to the area. Your doctor will also have to prescribe oral antibiotics to clear the infection.


Dr Anrich

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