I've got a big Painful Boil on My Chin. Plz Help.

India
October 16, 2008 2:47am CST
Do you also experience such a thing often.I usually don't have boils or rashes and mostly my skin looks fresh,clear and healthy.But since past few weeks I have had boils one after the other.when a boil is gone another one shoots up.This is the fourth one in the queue. And this one is the biggest and most painful.So much so that I had fever for two days.This is its fifth day and yet the pain and swelling is there. Do you know of some home remedy or a safe oitment to get rid ot it? Kindly help. I didn't consult the doctor for the fear of taking antibiotics.
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
16 Oct 08
Hello daffodil. The following is the information that I have searched for you in the hope that it is helpful to you. Quoted as follows, What is the treatment for a boil? Most simple boils can be treated at home. Ideally, the treatment should begin as soon as a boil is noticed since early treatment may prevent later complications. The primary treatment for most boils is heat application, usually with hot soaks or hot packs. Heat application increases the circulation to the area and allows the body to better fight off the infection by bringing antibodies and white blood cells to the site of infection. As long as the boil is small and firm, opening the area and draining the boil is not helpful, even if the area is painful. However, once the boil becomes soft or "forms a head" (that is, a small pustule is noted in the boil), it can be ready to drain. Once drained, pain relief can be dramatic. Most small boils, such as those that form around hairs, drain on their own with soaking. On occasion, and especially with larger boils, the larger boil will need to be drained or "lanced" by a health-care practitioner. Frequently, these larger boils contain several pockets of pus that must be opened and drained. Antibiotics are often used to eliminate the accompanying bacterial infection. Especially if there is an infection of the surrounding skin, the doctor often prescribes antibiotics. However, antibiotics are not needed in every situation. In fact, antibiotics have difficulty penetrating the outer wall of an abscess well and often will not cure an abscess without additional surgical drainage. Take care, friend.
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• India
16 Oct 08
A very useful information you have given.I too searched but could get only ayurvadic solutions. I'll wait for another day.If it doesn't improve,I'll have to undergo surgical drainage.I have never experienced anything like this on my face before. Thanks williamjisir. You are very kind.
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• China
17 Oct 08
You are welcome. I am glad that it is useful for you to read about it. I wish you all the best.
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• India
17 Oct 08
I am glad to tell you that I used an antibiotic ointment instead of tablet (which I was apprehensive to take) and the boil is reducing in the size and pain. Thankyou !!
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