Heat Boil

India
December 15, 2006 1:23am CST
My 14 months old baby has got a heat boil on her left side of her forehead. The place around the boil has turned red and slightly swollen. – Yesterday we gave hot water fermentation on doing that the boil broke open.. but the swelling and redness still exists. Can any of you please let me know if there is any home remedy that I can try on her. This evening planning to take her to the doctor. I would prefer home remedy rather than doctor’s medicine. Please let me know what has to be done.
1 response
@cheetahnc (415)
• United States
15 Dec 06
try epsome salts. Put some in a warm wet washcloth and hold it on the boil, this should bring it to a head and it should bust. But is it is red then it is infected and you should take her to the doctor.
• India
16 Dec 06
I took her to the doc last nite.. and it seems like a skin infection and not a heat boil.. The doc said not to apply anything on the boil as it would be of no use and gave some medicines which she said would subside the infection.. she also said that we could try giving the hot water fermentation though..