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Boils Causes & Risks


Causes of boils may include:

  • Bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus
  • Ingrown hair
  • Splinter or foreign objected lodged in the skin
  • Plugged sweat gland or oil duct

Risk Factors

Factors that increase your chance of developing a boil include:

  • Diabetes
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor hygiene
  • Weakened immune system
  • Exposure to harsh chemicals

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