Don't know if this will help you, but my husband's ongoing episodes of boils, sometimes as many as a dozen at a time, that had plagued him for a couple years, were completely cured and never returned, after a doctor told him to buy Meritene and take it for several months, and avoid eating any dishes that contained peanut butter, cheese, creamed sauces, gravy, and fatty foods. And eat more protien-rich foods: Meat, fish, chicken. The doctor also advised him to sterilize (by boiling for 20 minutes) all of the clothing that touched his body, shampoo upholstered furniture, etc. In other words, try to rid his environment of germs that might have spread from the boils. Within two months, the boils were all gone and have never returned, even though he didn't altogether give up the foods. Instead, he didn't eat them so often. Good nutrition did the trick. Hope this helps.