How to manage recurrent boils?
Q: I am a 44 year old male. Since the last one year approximately I have been getting boils (with pus) all over my body - specially in the nose, thighs, lower abdomen, neck and over scrotum. I get these boils almost every 4-5 weeks and now the frequency has increased. These boils are very painful. I am not diabetic and doctors have (four times in last one year) done GTT, RBS, PPBS and result is Non-Diabetic. I walk nearly 6-7 kms every day and I am not obese. I am not hypertensive also. I have taken the following treatment so far: Antibiotic doses three times (details of medicine not available), Lynx IM injections (2 ml): once 3 doses, once 5 doses, twice 7 doses - but has given relief only during the period when the treatment is on or maximum two-three weeks thereafter. I am currently taking ayurvedic treatment which also has not given any significant relief. I feel I am being experimented on by doctors. I am allergic to Penicillin and sulfa medicines. I don't eat too much of fried items or sweets. I am not under any treatment with English medicines. Kindly suggest me an alternate course of treatment to get over this problem permanently which is causing me too much of inconvenience since one year.
A:Recurrent boils can occur in many conditions, some of which are: 1. Diabetes mellitus (which you probably do not suffer from) 2. Other endocrinological disorders 3. Liver disorders 4. Immuno-deficiency 5. Reinfection from a reservoir of infection 6. etc. So, if your GTT is normal and still you continue to get boils, further analysis is required. At the same time, it should be kept in mind that there are occasional cases where no cause can be found.