I am a 48 yr old female, I have always practiced very good hygiene. My house has always been clean, I would say germ free but I do not believe any house can be completely germ free. I have COPD and EMPHAZYMA, high blood pressure, high cholosteral. When I catch a bug, it usually always affects my resporatory system in some way. About 2 weeks ago, I started having allergy systems, being common this time of year, I treated the systems with over the counter allergy medicine. A week goes by and I'm so fatigued I just want to lay around all day(not like me at all). After 7-8 days a boil came up right at the end of my vagina lip. The next day another one about mid-way on my vagina lip, then one at my panty line in the same day and one off to the side of my vaginal lip. I'm talking painful boils. So I immediately called and went to the clinic(my usual doc). The doc had to lance the first one, took a swab cultural of the puss and hard core that came out(he said the core was almost the size of a small silver dollar, although the boil bump itself was about 3/4 that size). He does not pack it just gives me the proper instructions of socking in the tub 2-3 times a day and gave me 2 strong antibiotics. 5 days later I go back and the boils have gotton soft with little white or pussy pockets on top(not big) and have decreased in size, the lanced one is still leaving small whitish/yellowish spots on the gauze. He tells me the short version of my swab test is all that is back and that the boils were caused by a viral infection, when the final test is back it will most likely tell us what kind of viral infection. I have never in my whole 48 yrs of life had a boil. Everything I can find out about them mostly stems from a bacterial infection(no viral). So what may have caused these boils? and How do I stop it from happening again?