View Full Version : boils, skin infections?

08-23-2009, 08:25 PM
ok another question. do any of you get any type of skin sores like a staph infection, cysts or boils? and what is folliculitis(not sure i spelled that right), is it like a bunch of little small pimples or raised red spots? i get boils about once a month, despite good hygiene. also have this skin problem on my face like the little small pimples. last year i had a staph infection on/in my chest. it started out like a really painful zit. within a week it grew to the size of a walnut. it felt like i had a walnut under my skin. took three different types of antibiotics to get rid of it.

08-24-2009, 08:49 AM
hi pjreese,

it seems that the skin conditions that we suffer from vary from person to person. I have had some strange things start happening on my feet, so i have made an appointment with a dermatologist.

I also have a large circular brown area on my back with a single pimple-looking spot in the middle...but there is no infection in it.

I have read here on the forum that dermatologists can do a skin biopsy and determine if discoid lupus is present......i will find out next week when i go to the dr.

have you seen a dermatologist?

08-24-2009, 12:24 PM
I had a staph infection on my back. Apparently, it had been there for some time. It was treated with antibiotics. I don't know if there is a connection between lupus and staph infections. Right now I have a bunch of sores on my back and they aren't healing well at all. I am supposed to get the results of a skin biopsy tomorrow. For all I know they may be discoid lupus? I guess, I will find out tomorrow.