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I have been getting boils in my groin area for months now and even had one on my ear lobe. About two weeks ago the one one my ear got really big and infected. I'm five months pregnant and went in for a check up with my ob/gyn. She sent me straight to urgent care and they lanced it. Wow!! What excruciating pain. I said to myself never again!! I'll try some home remedies. Just two days ago one had appeared in my groin area. My husband tried to get me to go get it lanced but I refused. I got on this site and read some of the home remedies. By this time it was the size of a golf ball and very very painful! I couldn't walk and sleeping was a big challenge. I called my husband at work and told him to go to Walgreens and get some PRIDS draw out salve. Meanwhile, I'm at home soaking in hot water every few hours, washing it with antibacterial soap and applying hot compresses. As soon as he got home I washed it once more and applied the Prids and covered it with gauze. I repeated the process once more before going to bed. Guess what?? By the time my husband got up for work it had busted!! I'll keep doing the process for a few days just to make sure it all drains. So, if you have a boil and refuse to go to the hospital to have it lanced PRIDS is the way to go. I was skeptical at first but I'm glad I gave it a try!! Thank you to everyone for the great advice!! :)

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anti boils!

Seeing you're post saved my life I had gotten a boil a few years ago I went to urgent care and the doctor cut it open drained and packed it never again will I go through that pain so I got some prids its now smaller and less painful I also used a white toothpaste for swelling


How much do prids cost?


Thank you so much for this post. I been getting abscess for about five years. Most of mine have been cut open and packed. It is the worst pain I've ever had. I read your post and went and got some prid and mine popped within hours of applying. Thank you again. I'll take $3.50 over $300.00 any day.

Valentines baby

What is prides please my abscess as a head and I can't even move out of bed because of the pain.


thanks for the post but it sounds like you have the same skin disease I do. it's called Hidradenitis Suppurativa.


Yes! I am glad I found this thread. I have never had an abscess before, and I was terrified of the whole ordeal. It was right on the inside base of my buttcheek, and had gotten so big that I couldn't walk without hobbling around like a penguin, and I couldn't sit without easing down on the good side and then wincing in pain. I knew it was time to go to the doctor and have it taken care of. I was so embarrassed by it though, and also discouraged at the thought of waiting in an ER on a sore butt. I read this thread and went straight to the drugstore to buy Prid. I applied it generously to the area and covered it with sterlile gauze. I put on my pajamas and went to sleep. At 3 a.m. I woke to go to the bathroom. I pulled the gauze off, and the whole thing started gushing. It was like a horror movie. Blood and pus- and the smell- it was gruesome. My point is that the stuff worked, and clearly there a was a dangerous infection in there. I'm going to repeat the treatment tomorrow for good measure, but I swear by this stuff. Prid- I had never heard of it. I am so glad I heard about this stuff. Thank you.

Betty San Antonio

Your not supposed to take hot baths when your pregnant though.

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