A bum deal from deep staph infection

He is not troubled elsewhere. These are more than just a mild folliculitis; there are deep furuncles and abscesses.

He did not have evidence of hidradenitis in his groin or axillae and did not suffer from bad acne. A swab grows staphylococci.

The patient is overweight and has hyperinsulinaemia contributing to his inability to fight infection. The solution is weight loss, wash underwear in hot water as staph can survive cold washing, use Bactroban cream topically bd, and