Q. What causes boil on stomach and back?

Answered by
Dr. Chaitra Prakash
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 04, 2019 and last reviewed on: Sep 05, 2019

Hello doctor,

Why am I getting bumps or boils on my stomach and now on my back leaving five black marks on my stomach and there are three new boils or bumps on my back that hurt really bad. How can I make them go away? Please help. It hurts when touched.



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Repeated boils on the body suggest that you may be closer to a source of infection or the treatment has been inadequate. Squeezing of boils may also lead to the spread of infection. If you have not found relief with antibiotics, you may require testing of pus from the boil to see which antibiotic suits you best. Marks that are left behind after the boils are healed will fade eventually. This can be hastened by skin lightening creams.

The Probable causes:

Excess sweating, repeatedly wearing the same clothes and using unwashed towels.

Investigations to be done:

Pus culture and sensitivity.

Differential diagnosis:

Miliaria, folliculitis.

Treatment plan:

Mupirocin cream for the boils. Biluma cream to the marks once healed.

Preventive measures:

Wash clothes in disinfected water and dry in the sunlight. Use a sweat absorbing body talc. Timely treatment of boils.

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