How can I treat boils?

Drain. A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. If there are multiple boils you need to get checked out to rule out predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency.
Carefully. A boil is a skin abscess. If it is small, you may use hot packs and if it has come to a head, you may carefully prick the "head" and gently express the pus with a clean cloth and clean hands. If it is larger, painful and in a precarious place, you need to be seen. Infections now with MRSA are very serious. Don't hesitate to get in and be seen and get appropriate treatment.

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How can I treat boils at home?

Drain. A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. Read more...

How can I treat boils/abcess on my bum, in between my legs/groin area, under my breasts and under arms?

See Dermatologist. For a single boil, you can do sitz baths where you soak in the bath tub for 10 minutes 1-2x/day and this usually helps. However, what you are describing sounds like hidradenitis suppurativa. See http://mayocl.In/pyza6t . I would recommend that you see a dermatologist for treatment as you may need antibiotics and/or other treatments. Read more...

How can I treat the boil in my ear? I am breastfeefing my 1 month old kid.

See your doctor. See your doctor, let him/her know you are breastfeeding. There are many antibiotics safe for both you and baby. A lactation consultant can also help your with breastfeeding questions. Read more...
See doctor. See your doctor to determine what is going on, then he can give you different treatment options. Read more...
Local antibiotics . Using local antibiotic ointment might be safe for you to treat the ear boil while breast feeding. Good luck. Read more...

How can I treat a popped boil that has a whole?

Boils: wound care. This question raises a significant concern in my because of the epidemic os serious staph infections in america today. A boil would be a common situation where dangerous staph may be causing this. If the hole that is left behind after the boil is popped is painful, red or draining pus please get in to your trusted medical provider. Read more...