i have gotten many boils on the same leg for the past twelve months. Ive had diabetes testing and no i have not got diabetes thankyou

Posted by Cynthea Jenke, 2nd April 2015

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  • Yes I was going to say antibiotics… but if your allergic, I have no answer sorry


  • Ouch! I remember getting a boil on my face once, not much fun!


  • Thanks for asking your question as I too get them but on a few areas.
    I will also look at getting them checked out next time.


  • Poor thing! I suggest follow ups with specialists as GP’s do not have all of the answers. It may need further investigation and treatment.


  • If you havnt already id talk to your dr & get yourself onto strong antibiotics eg. Dioxicillian (not sure of spelling) for prob 3 mths & then you might have a chance of stopping them. Also a good diet of fresh veggies. Good luck.


  • I have the same issue but not just on the one body part. No idea why i get them.

    • Ive found out theres a common skin disease which is heredity called acne inversa. Im going to get some genetic testing done to find out if its that

      • Good on you for following up on this and getting answers.

      • The boils are not only on one part of my body. Ive got another one today in my cluster of boils.


  • Have you had the books tested when they appear. Maybe visit a GP and tell him they have been persistent over a 12 month period. Hopefully they can lance it and take a sample to send to pathology. Worthwhile getting it checked to see if there is a specific type of bacteria, because sometimes that bacteria can return over a period of time, especially to similar regionalised areas, and you may be able to get a specific type of antibiotic to eradicate it and help stop them from reappearing.

    • You are right. I got a swab done and the dr tested it to see if it was the right antibiotic. Lucky it was. I am going back again to get more testing done as these are very painful

      • I hope you have had luck with your situation. I have seen these occur and they are very painful, and plain frustrating.


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