I have had a series of “boils” that started out as a pimple and got hard and painful, should I take some antibiotics?
Hi, I’m a 56 yr old female with a strong family history of diabetes. I am also hypertensive currently on Plendil 5mg.
I am NOT on any medication for diabetes and my glucose levels usually range from 110-160 mg/dl
Recently I have had a series of “boils” that started out as a pimple and got hard and painful in the surrounding area. 3-4 appeared on my pubic area (I thought they were ingrowing hairs??) Then a few weeks later two on my nose (one on each side) which resulted in lymph node swelling on both sides of my neck, now a boil on my right leg. (See attached photo.)
I have no other known medical problems. Had a check up recently because of symptoms associated with an unrelated and unusual condition (Persistent Sexual Arousal Disorder – PSAS) – had a ton of blood work and nothing significant showed up.
I was medically treated in my 20’s for Hyperthyroidism but all of my thyroid function tests have been normal since then.
I had a hysterectomy and removal of tubes and ovaries. Otherwise healthy.
Should I take some antibiotics for my leg? Which one would be best?
Medications: Plendil 5mg