Potentially symptom of diabetes, chronic granulomatous disease – but more usually just an individual thing, or a nasty strain of staphlycoccus aureus.
GOS says if otherwise well (no other abscesses, no colitis, no weird organisms eg Serratia) then consider eradication with:
- Naseptin – a medication taken four times a day for a period of 10 day.s
- Chlorhexidine shower or bath and hairwash every day for a period of 14 days.
- Keep a separate towel for each member of the family, change for a clean towel every two days and wash the dirty towels on a hot wash cycle.