A person can keep getting boils because they are exposed to a germ that causes them. The bacteria enters through small cuts on the skin and causes an infection, as stated by WebMD.
People with diabetes, poor hygiene or poor nutrition are more prone to getting boils. The pain often starts a small, red and painful lump. It eventually becomes bigger and redder which requires medical attention. Antibiotics are typically used to treat boils. On occasion, a doctor may have to make an incision and drain the boil to remove the infection. Applying warm compresses can ease the symptoms, according to Mayo Clinic.