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How do I get rid of boil/sore?

By Anonymous June 19, 2018 - 7:45am
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In my butt crack a boil/sore.

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I have one on my right boob. It hurts like a son of a Bitch. An when I try An pop it nothing comes out so before the night is over I plan on cutting it open.

January 26, 2019 - 1:58pm
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Hello Anon
Thank you for writing.
Are you sure this is a boil? If so-
Your doctor can drain the boil if necessary and treat the infection with antibiotics.

Home treatment may include:

Warm Compresses
Apply warm compresses to the boil for 20 minutes, 3-4 times a day. Depending on the area of the body affected, you may be able to soak the boil in warm water. These measures can ease the pain and help bring the pus to the surface. Once the boil comes to a head, repeated soakings will help the boil begin to drain.

Lancing the Boil
Do not pop or lance the boil yourself. This can spread the infection and make it worse. If the boil does not drain on its own or it is very large, you may need to have it drained or lanced by your doctor.

Cleaning and Bandaging
Whether the boil drains on its own or was lanced by a doctor, you must keep it clean. Wash it with antibacterial soap and apply a medicated ointment and bandage. Clean the affected area 2-3 times a day until the wound heals completely.


June 19, 2018 - 11:15am
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