A 36-year-old member asked:
Treatment for boils?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Andria Johnson answered
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Hot soaks: Soaking the boil in very warm water or applying hot compresses with a clean cloth for 15-20 minutes at least 2-3 times a day. This should bring the boil to a head or cause it to rupture on its own. Sometimes boils need to be lanced since there is a lot of pain involved. Ibuprofen can help. But you may need a provider to look at it since you may require antibiotics, if severely infected.
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
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