Boils and allergy
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Boils are considered as a minor ailment and they are usually treated by general practitioners. Dermatologists and other specialists are consulted only if any complications arise from boils. The discovery of sulphonamides, Penicillin and other antibiotics was a great help in combating this common complaint. Appearance of resistant strains of staphylococci to antibiotics has removed the umbrella of safety offered at first by these antibiotics. The present study of boils was carried out in general practice. The writer has noticed that most of the patients suffering from boils were also suffering from allergic diseases^ and he decided to investigate them closely. The patients were examined in the surgery, and the laboratory tests were carried out in the Pathological Laboratory to which every practitioner in this area has a free access.