I am a 31 year old female. Since I was about 18, I have been getting boils on

my chin. I often have to go to my doctor to get antibiotics as they take ages

to go – and I get impatient and squeeze them. He gives me flucoxicillin (oral)

and fusidic acid (topical). But they don’t go away any quicker than if I take


I haven’t had much help from my doc otherwise. One said I might have staph.

auerus (sp?) living in my chin/pores. Another said they get bad is because I

squeeze them (but I wait til they go all squishy before I squeeze – not when

they’re hard. I usually try to leave well alone but after a week of it, I give in).

I asked about the stuff you put up your nose, but he said it wouldn’t work as I

only get them on my chin, so it can’t be due to staph up my nose.

I don’t get boils anywhere else, ever. These boils often start as something that

looks a bit like a blackhead, but it is more raised. If I squeeze these things,

they often come up as boils a week later.

The thing is, I sometimes get other blackheads (nose etc) – and when I

squeeze these, they NEVER turn into boils. So – surely it can’t be my

squeezing technique??!!

They seem to be worse when I’m stressed (another doctor said this could be

the cause).

I have never seen a dermatologist. I’m in the UK – and I assume they don’t

think it’s bad enough to refer.

Any advice, or anyone have this problem? I’d be grateful for your feedback.

It’s really getting me down. Many thanks.


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