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Last month a boil on the tip of my nose. two weeks ago on

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last month a boil on the tip of my nose. two weeks ago on my lower abdomen on a 10 year old scar. now yesterday at the top inside of my ass almost at the end of spine. so painful and has now opened up with white puss. I have no history of these problems however encountered mrsa several yrs ago after surgery. however in a swab test last month from the one on my nose which was huge and temporarily deformed the nose, the mrsa came back negative. any advice?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’mCustomerand I’ll try to help you.
Boils are infection of hair follicles as you know.
Damage to the hair follicles helps the bacteria or organism to enter deeper.
Often it is due to staphylococcal infection.
As you have been tested negative for MRSA last month, it is unlikely to be MRSA.
Sometimes other infection can be there,
At the end of the spine there can be pilonidal cyst, abscess.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
Oral antibiotics can be needed.
Warm water compress can be helpful now.
You can take sitz bath.
OTC neosporin antibiotic cream can be applied.
I hope this information helps.
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