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  • Antibiotics in my experience. Oxytetracycline is a common one or one of the other Mycin groups. Off the shelf products are worse than useless, wipes, creams and so on just help cross infect pores, in my opinion.
  • icthamol. my boyfriend had the same thing and this stuff fixed it in a matter of days
  • Apply warm compresses, and soak the boil in warm water. This will decrease the pain and help draw the pus to the surface. Once the boil comes to a head, it will burst with repeated soakings. This usually occurs within five to seven days of its appearance. You can make a warm compress by soaking a wash cloth in warm water and squeezing out the excess moisture. When the boil starts draining, wash it with an antibacterial soap until all the pus is gone. Apply a medicated ointment and a bandage. Continue to wash the infected area two to three times a day and to use warm compresses until the wound heals. Do not pop the boil with a needle. This usually results in making the infection worse. Sometimes if the boil is very large you will need to see a doctor and have it lanced. This will help remove the pus and hasten recovery time. You may also need antibiotics to completely get rid of the infection. Always check with your health care provider for proper treatment for your particular case. http://dermnetnz.org/bacterial/boils.html http://www.medicinenet.com/boils/article.htm http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/boils-and-carbuncles/DS00466/DSECTION=2

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