Over the years I have had these in the buttocks area a few times, but this year I had 3 -- it was a very stressful year for me and I also put on some weight. I do believe poor circulation is related to this problem. What always works for me is soaking the area for 20 minutes in hot water with epsom salts. While you are in the water, you often can squeeze it using a cloth so the infectious drainage does not get into the water when it bursts. If not, repeat the soaking 12-24 hours later and try again. Once it opens, repeat the soak again to help clean out any remaining material. Also rub castor oil on the boil and surrounding area before and after it drains. Castor oil will clear out the infection in the surrounding tissues if you keep applying it for several days after it bursts. I also suggest cleaning with peroxide and applying Neosporin on the first day or two after it bursts. I do not think you should bandage a drainage, it is better to leave this kind of wound open and clean.
I have had 2 lanced and many others. Doctors said first one was some kind of spider or insect bite. Anyways, my point is that I have tried so many different things. Hot compress does help, but I have found that drawing sav is the best. It has a name, but I don't know it. I always tell the pharmacy I need drawing sav. It looks like tar and stinks. But it WORKS!!! Put it over the area cover it with gauze and usually within a day it opens up. Of then you have to squeeze the junk out and then the hot compress then also cause it soothes the pain some. Once the yuck starts coming out though so much relief you don't mind the squeezing! People who don't get them often may judge, but it doesnt mean your not clean or full of toxics! I've tried the potato thing and it has never worked for me. I swear by the drawing sav!!!
I have had a boil growing for a least 3 weeks now. But it didn't have no head to it, so left it alone. Well Friday morning when I got home all I could do was cry. It hurt to move my whole right upper body.(boil under right armpit) I have always gotten small boils there. But anyway after a shower I applied a hot wash cloth for about 15 mins to maybe relieve some pain. It's the size of 2 golf balls and as deep as 1. Then I fell asleep, with the towel off. I woke up to find out it opened on its own and it was draining. I sat there for 20 mins pushing around the area and stuff was oozing out like crazy. Well after 24 hours its still draining and has barely went down in size. But I keep it bandage up with ointment. I change the pads every 2 hours cause its draining so much. but the pain relief this morning...it was awesome!!
For several days I used hot/warm compresses and carefully cleaned the abscess and surrounding area with hot water,under my armpit. I even once used a slice of potato, suggested as a home remedy (it didn't work). After about 10 days the abscess came to a head and it was very sore but had not popped. I went to Boots pharmacy (UK) and was advised to use Magnesium sulphate (paste form)to draw it out. I used it that evening and in the morning I noticed there was no longer any soreness. On going to the bathroom the whole area had changed into a white coloured sac. Wondering what I should then do, the abscess almost immediately started to drain itself.
I suggest having plenty of swabs/cotton pads at the ready to clean it up, it smells foul. However what an immediate relief after all of that pain and stinging. I then dabbed the area clean with hydrogen peroxide 6%/30 vol (not the hair strength form) to make sure the area is very clean and bacteria free, and have protected the area with a large plaster, although gauze might be better, so that the small wound, which is left can heal.
Magnesium sulphate is extremely quick, and cheap! I am so grateful to the Boots pharmacy advisor for recommending it and if I ever get another abscess or boil, and hopefully not, then I would use it far sooner.
I have found that every time I get an abscess or a boil applying a thin piece of fatback (available at most grocery stores) works wonders! I had a very very painful one a few days ago and after applying the fatback and leaving it overnight it had opened and started draining by morning. Just use a large bandage to keep it in place and catch the drainage.
Mix dry mustard with a bit of water, just into a paste. Apply paste to affected area and cover. Abscess/boil will come to a head with in a day or two. Can use store bought prepared mustard, but dry mustard seems to work better and faster.
Not sure on this one but strongly suspect boils are a way one of the elimination organs, the skin uses to get rid of toxins. Boils indicates a toxic body. Detox the body and eliminate the boils.
Put Dreft (baby laundry detergent) into a bath and soak up to an hour.
This brings it to a head to drain.
For an abscess (or extreme spider bites) Try a dry out salve! It does exist!
Just apply some to a gauze pad and place (DON'T PUSH) it over an abscess. Leave it for a few hours and you'll see the drainage.
This is one of the best tips Ive ever got. Use Campho-Phenique Gel only on them. You will be surprised at how fast it rupture. Then go to the doctor and get Bactrim medication. Since Ive done this I havent had not a one. Yay