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What is the black core that appears in the center of staph

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What is the black core that appears in the center of staph boils? Is it necessary to excise it to lessen the chance for reinfection?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  dermdoc19 replied 6 years ago.

dermdoc19 :

This might be the center of the hair follicle. Do not manipulate it as this could spread the infection. If the same cystic structure keeps becoming infected aqnd recurring you should stay on your antibiotic longer or have the core removed by your physician. Hibiclens Wash and Altabax ointment will help also.

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