I am sorry to hear about your recurrent abscesses and the more recent one that has not healed. In order to receive proper therapy, you will need to schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor
. Only after examining the area will it be possible to determine the best course of action. The doctor will also need to evaluate you to determine why you are suffering recurrent abscesses.
, or boil, is caused by a bacterial infection in the soft tissues. The typical organisms involved are Staph and Strep species. As the infection moves from the superficial tissues to deeper tissues, the bacteria break down tissue, which leads to collections of pus. The abscesses often prevent your body's immune system from fully clearing the infection. In general, treatment requires a small incision to allow adequate drainage. Antibiotics are typically not sufficient, and there is controversy as to whether antibiotics are necessary at all. Without adequate drainage, the infection can progress and in severe situations can progress to the point where amputation is needed. Additionally, it is not normal for an individual to suffer multiple abscesses, and it is important to rule out an immune deficiency. I encourage you to schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor to discuss this.