I have a boil on my inner thigh, which keeps recurring. I have had a boil in the same spot before. When I popped it went away, but now it has come back. It is also very painful. Please help.
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It seems that you are having furunculosis. Boils (also called furuncles) are a deep bacterial infection of hair follicles.
The cause of recurrence may be Staphylococcus aureus, which is most commonly carried in the nostrils, armpits, between the legs and in the cleft between the buttocks. It may be transferred to other sites from the nostrils through the finger nails.
General measures to avoid the recurrence are as follows.
Regarding treatment, I suggest oral antibiotics like tablet Augmentin 625 mg (combination of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate potassium) if you are not allergic to penicillin group. Take one tablet thrice daily for five days.
Also, my suggestion is to apply Mupirocin twice daily for five days. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent.
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