Treatment for 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.
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.
Abscess Treatment. An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red. Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1.

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What's the best treatment for boils on the thighs?

Boils. These are, more often that not, due to staph aureus infection, and you should be seen by a doctor, have one of these opened and cultured. The important factor is to determine whether or not this is mrsa, and if so this will influence the choice of antibiotic. You might also need to attempt nasopharyngeal and skin colonization. Good luck. Read more...
See a dermatologist. Hidradenitis suppuritiva is possible. You probably chould get a prescription. Read more...

Treatment of boil in face without antibiotics?

If not large try. Soaking a washcloth in clean warm water with or without epsom salts dissolved in the water, then place the wet washcloth on your face until it cools off and repeat several times (4 -6) continuously. This will speed up the boil coming to a head and draining. Keep the are clean with antibacterial soap. If unsuccessful, see your doctor. Read more...

Treatment of recurrent boils?

Recurrent boils. Recurrent boils can be challenging. Make sure there is no underlying problem causing them such as diabetes, blood related issues. Antibiotics have been used to treat infection. Good hygiene of the area is important as well. I would recommend you see an infectious disease doc in the area who can examine you and provide you with good advice based on the exam and work up. Read more...
Local hygiene. Complete your wound care. I wld obtain a culture of your nares to make sure you are not a carrier of staph. I wld talk to your doctor about leaving you on antibiotics for several months. I wld shower with hibiclens for several weeks. Any question see a infectious disease doctor for advice. Read more...

Will my 2 two need treatment for the boil on her butt?

Yes. Given the age, I'll recommend seeing a doctor for either antibiotics or to drain the boil. Good health. Read more...

What are the best treatment for a boil in arm pit?

See Surgeon. Many a times it is sweat gland infection (hydradenitis suppurativa). But, it may a boil. You should see a surgeon and let him/her treat you. Read more...

What is the usual treatment of reoccurred boil's under arm pits?

Drainage. And antibiotics. If it recurs, you might need to have the entire area excised. Ask a surgeon for an opinion. Read more...