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I have been having reoccurring boils on different parts of…

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Hello, I have been having reoccurring boils on different parts of my body. They do not come all at once and after the pain and redness are gone, the area starts to peel

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

I get the pain from the boil for a few days and it heals up by its self

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have severe acne and have been taking medication accutane for it

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No

have you ever been tested for MRSA ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No I have not

I would recommend that

MRSA is a resistant staph germ that causes recurrent boils

you may be colonized with it

if that is the case, you would need a special MRSA decolonization protocol

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
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