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Old 12-04-2007, 07:22 PM   #1
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kimmy73 HB User

I get boils constantly.I have tried everything from antibiotics to accutane,I am currently trying bexatrol,but it does not seem to work.they are mainly around my groin area and buttocks.Could i be a carrier of staph?would bactabane help?

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Old 12-04-2007, 09:25 PM   #2
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horseygirl14 HB User
Re: boils

Have you been cultured for staph? If not you definitely should be. Especially since these boils keep reoccuring - especially after being on antibiotics. You may need different antibiotics or longer term antibiotics. Staph is nothing to fool around with.

Good luck.

Old 12-05-2007, 08:01 PM   #3
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Re: boils

this runs in my family....and I get them as well. I don't know if they are boils or just really large pimples, but they usually hurt. I talked to an amazing PA, and she said that body powder (the kind with the big puff and the powder is loose) is the best thing for this. After every shower or bath, use this liberally in the problem areas (mine are in the groin area as well) and put on clothing as usual. This worked in about 2 weeks of use for me. I really noticed a difference. She told me I get them b/c I sweat alot in that area (I am heavy and I think that makes a difference, for me anyway) and I noticed significantly less boils/pimples. You can find the powder right at Walmart in the beauty/cosmetic section. Usually in the bubble bath isle. Hope this helps. I have never heard that staph is a big deal with this....???? Hmmmm....

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