Risk groups: who is more likely to have a boil?


Diabetes carriers

Due to circulation problems, the response to bacterial infections in the body of people with diabetes is slower, which facilitates the action of bacteria. The amount of sugar in the blood serves as food for them, which proliferate more effectively. In general, diabetics are more susceptible to bacterial infections.

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HIV carriers

Due to the immune problems caused by HIV , bacterial infections are able to spread more easily in the body of people with the disease.

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Injecting drug users

Injections open wounds that bacteria can enter. Typically, injecting drug users do not follow hygiene standards to prevent infections and that is why they are in the risk group for boils.


The obesity reduces the body’s immunity, facilitating the action of bacteria.

Low immunity

Any condition or situation that reduces the strength of a person’s immune system makes them more vulnerable to bacterial infections such as boils.


The acne causes openings in the skin through which the bacteria that live in it can enter easily.

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