Never use black salve! It is very dangerous to use. Google it and look at the pictures of what people have gone thru while using it.
I don't get abscesses often but they do seem to appear when I am pregnant. The first popped on its own before I even knew what it was during my last pregnancy. After it went away I didn't think about them again until I began getting them this pregnancy. I had one of the extremely painful, anal type. I couldn't walk or e in sit. Any movement caused me pain and it just continued to grow until it got to be the size of a golf ball. After trying several different methods over the weekend and deciding to go to the hospital on Monday if it didn't drain on its own, I decided to try one last method. I made some of the paste from Epsom salt and hydrogen peroxide and my husband helped me apply it and cover it with gauze. Within about an hour I could feel it slowly begin to drain. I went to sleep and woke up a couple hours later to it completely open, draining quickly, and the gauze and my underwear soaked in blood and pus. After cleaning up, I realized the sore was already down to half its size. After going back to sleep and then waking up this morning it is about 95% drained and feeling enormously better. This stuff will be my go to from now on! I wish I had tried it first.
Ok, so I have had a very deep arm abscess for about a month. I have an illness & part of my treatment is to give myself steroid injections every now & then. Well unfortunately my illness also compromises my immune system so I'm prone to abscesses. I was afraid that since it was in the muscle, not just a hair follicle, that topical treatments just simple would not work. Well I was wrong. I put a liberal amount of calmoseptine ointment on my arm & then covered it with gauze. After about 19hrs it came to a head & I could tell it was almost there. So I took a pain pill & got a syringe & popped it. Now the the ointment also has a numbing agent which is extremely helpful! It has more to go, but I'm so happy that the pain is almost gone. After doing this u have to keep the area clean & covered because it'll continue to drain. Also antibiotics r a must.
Other things that work r raw potato & bacon. The bacon is great for a really deep abscess
this helped me so much? basically cut the side of a tomato so it looks a bit like this shape (| and press it against the abcess. depending on whether you have any of the skin open it might sting a bit, but it will drain it and bring it to a head so fast! my entire undereye was swollen and puffed up with red streaks, i put a tomato on it for about 30 minutes and didnt wash the juice off over night and its almost 100% gone. totally worth it; helps with acne too! make sure your tomato is fresh and red though.
I have been back and forth, for years, to the ER for I&D of my abscesses under my arms.I've also had surgery on one of my arm pits for it! I've been experimenting with essential oils, lavender, tea tree oil, eucalyptus and peppermint oil. By far, the best is peppermint!! I heat up water for warm compress and add few drops of peppermint oil. I feel relief IMMEDIATELY! Any inflammation and pain is gone. I do this each time I feel an abscess coming in, it ALWAYS works! Hope this helps!! Good luck! :-)
i had a very sore abscess for 2 weeks, it got worse at night, i could never get to sleep and when i did everyone else was getting up, it was driving me mad i've tried a fair amount of these home remedies, but the truth is, none off them really work, maybe for a while but it will always come back believe me, i used to get them all the time, best thing to do is get 500mg amoxicillin take 3 times a day for a weeks course, will start to feel relief inside the 2/3rd day, but take for the week and will clear up completely! good luck!
I get abscesses all the time. I usually take an extremely fine sterile syringe(if it hasn't come to a head-yellow/white on top-yet)and pierce it several times, close together, it doesn't hurt as the syringe is tiny and the pain from the pressure of the abscess masks the pain from the syringe.MAKE SURE YOU USE A BRAND NEW SYRINGE, .5cc/29 or 30 guage(needle size).Only pierce it, dont try drain it. Apply hot compresses, if you do it properly(to the depth of the abscess, no further, and multiple times,spaced extremely close together)by the next day, it will come to a head. When you see that white/yellow head, pierce it again, with a larger guage needle, or same size, but again, don't try to suck it out, it will only clog up the needle, instead place a gauze or clean kleenex/paper towel over it and squeeze it, on all sides. It may stink like sewage, but it will empty, I guarantee this. Using all of your fingertips surround the boil(under the towel, otherwise it will go everywhere)and continue to squeeze, yes it will hurt/but far less than if you let it continue to fill. Hourly compresses held in place for 5 minutes @a time,til it cools, repeat the hot compress three or four times/3-6 times a day, not more as the bleach in the water may cause chafing. Recipe for the compresses as follows;2tablespoons of 'LaParisienne'bleach with 1 litre of sterile water(full rolling boil for five minutes)the compresses should be as hot as you can stand. If you're lucky, you'll get the core out, yayyy, it's a hard whitish/yellowy chunk, and it will only bleed when you continue to squeeze if you still needed to drain it. Apply alcohol, and use any of the following, neosporin/polysporin or any antibiotic ointment. OINTMENT>NOT CREAM, as cream will just absorb into the dressing, which you will need as soon as you are done draining your abscess. Keep the area sterile, continually change the bandage until the swelling comes down, it may continue to drain, if it doesn't drain, you've succeeded at getting the core, however the swelling will be there, as the skin and surrounding tissues will be irritated from the pressure applied during the draining.Once the redness and swelling/pus stop coming out, remove the bandage. Continue using polysporin/neosporin as a precaution for another day or so, and it should be ready to air dry, the skin will repair itself. Avoid topical steroids on open wounds. If you want to try(I have without success)applying hydrocortisone cream to the abscess before trying to drain, try it, it may be an insect bite/rash etc. DONT MISTAKE A BOIL FOR AN ABSCESS. A BOIL IS MERELY A LARGE RAISED BLISTER,IF NOT INFECTED, IT'LL BE CLEAR WATER. I lance these too, but they arent serious, and if they get too big, can pop at a very inconvenient time, if on an area like your butt, it may look like you wet yourself. I hope this info has been helpful to you. I try home remedies all the time, but this is one I've used on other people(my ex had an abscess for over twenty years, and it had hardened, the doctor wouldn't touch it, I did the same as mentioned above and it healed and you can't even tell it ever existed. If you have a question about anything else, feel free to email me @ email@example.com. or you can use my youtube inbox @daweeka or shearslisa I will answer to the best of my knowledge. Lisa.