Our expert says:
It may help to take a low dose of antibiotic like bactrim preventatively for a month or so, bath in antiseptic soap like hibiscrub. You may have a problem with Low immunoglobulins and it may be worth your while to ask your Doctor to check your IG levels.
Axillary hidradenitis ( repeated boils under the armpits) can be a chronic recurring infection of the apocrine sweat glands, manifested by production of repeated boils and sinuses. Once established, the condition may be suppressed, but not cured, by antibiotics. Excision of the involved skin and glands is the only cure; but such resections are generally quite disfiguring. The exact cause is unknown, but a hormonal influence appears to be involved.
It may also help to put Bactroban ointment in your nose as this is one of the areas that the germ normally lives and grows.
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