Boil on bottom left butt cheek where they meet/overlap, saw dr, got augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & have done hot soaks, & just bought Epsom for bath after work. Tips?

Good plan! Keep it! Sounds good, and hydrate, and stay away from sugars, as sometimes, it exacerbates boils or skin issues. Drink plenty of water, and also stay away from sodas, sweet or diet sodas too. Get some rest, reduce your stress level, and let your body work on it's own healing. Do take probiotics three times daily, if you're on antibiotics to reduce risk of vaginitis (5%) too.

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I have a boil at the bottom of my left butt cheek right where both cheeks meet/overlap. Saw my dr, got Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doing hot soaks, any other tips?

Follow up care. You're doing everything right so far, but the boil may have other ideas. If it continues to grow, gets more painful or you get a fever, you need follow up. Sometimes, a simple outpatient procedure called an Incision and Drainage is the only way to clear up the problem. However, do not try this at home! Read more...

Boil on bottom of buttcheek where cheeks meet, doing Epsom baths, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & warm compress; tiny fluid/pus came out today, how long to fully drain?

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2-4 days. Assuming you do not have diabetes, an immune system compromised by a disease or by a medication, or a pilonidal cyst, your current treatment plan should result in the boil decreasing in size, pain and tenderness day by day. If that doesn't happen, you will need to get reexamined for possible change in treatment plans or antibiotics. Hope that helps. Read more...

Boil on lower buttcheek where cheeks meet, doing Epsom baths, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & warm compress; tiny fluid/pus came out today, how long to fully drain?

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