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Boil-free in Chicago

I spent a lot of time online researching home remedies for this nasty boil in my armpit -- thanks to all of you who have posted advice so far!

I didn't know which remedy would work best for me, so I decided to try a little bit of everything:

First, I used a hot, clean washcloth as a compress -- as hot as I could stand it. When the monster started to ooze, I mixed up a paste of crushed aspirin, a generous squirt of Neosporin, a tablespoon each of turmeric, salt and Epsom salts, and a big glob of Vick's Vapo-Rub to hold it all together. I put a schmear of this concoction on my boil overnight and covered it with a sterile bandage. Voila! This morning the boil is less than a third of its original size, and the pain is non-existent! Now I'm cleaning the area, hot-compressing the boil and applying fresh poultice and bandage to it every four hours or so in hopes that it will completely disappear once and for all.

Thanks again for all the help, guys! You saved me an expensive and painful trip to the doctor, which I very much appreciate!

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Did this work? Did the boil come back? Anyone? I am in horrible pain and terrified to have it lanced. I had 2 side by side on my inner thigh last year and had them lanced. I don't think I can go thru that again! This one is about tennis ball sized and in the crease if my lower butt upper thigh. I can't sit stand.

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