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I believe that I have a staph infection and have had it for

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I believe that I have a staph infection and have had it for about a year. It keeps spreading. What type of doctor should I be going to see?
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Customer: I started having blister/pimple type things on my butt and the crease under my butt. Then started getting them under my right armpit. Once the bump wasn't painful anymore, it left dark spots where the bump was. Now the are spreading more under my right armpit down the side of my torso and have now spread to the left side also.
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Customer: I have lupus and three and a half years ago multiple bilateral pulmonary emboli. I am on Xarelto now.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 6 months ago.
Hello!You may see an infectious disease specialist as a good option for you. The location of boils may fit with problem of Hydradinitis suppurativa...You may use an antibacterial soap -- HIBICLENS is over the counter at any pharmacy and this is similar as soap surgeons use to scrub prior to surgery ....Also potential help if you have staph colonized skin may be to start bath with 2 and 1/ 2 inch water ...add 1/2 cup bleach ...kills staph on contact ...2 such baths a week for a few weeks may help clear your skin..You may benefit from oral plus topical antibiotic for the skin.That step requires prescription...Primary care doctor or dermatologist or surgeon may be of help for you ...Cultures may be helpful to identify possible antibiotic resistant strains such as MRSA....I hope that this information is helpful for you Let me know if you have further questions or concernsI will be happy to get back with youIf my answers have been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedbackThank you and Best Regards,Anthony Bray MD