Well..I have suffered from boils most of my life and some were gone ion a few days and some lasted WAY too long.. heres what happened 4 days ago.. I woke up with a small read, kinda painful, sore in the area between my vaj and my thigh, of course not being able to leave well enough alone i gave it a lil squeeze, it hurt like hell and by the end of the day it was so swollen and painful i could hardly walk! i was about in tears and figuring i was gonna have to go to the hospital for the embarrassment of getting it looked at but help off because lets face it, some dr's are horrible with boils and abscesses and having to show my lady parts to a stranger just didnt seem all that fun!! They think because im heavy that THATS the problem, when i had then when i was skinny..
heres what I did..
I got into a hot bath, washed the area very well with antibacterial soap, got out and apply a layer of triple antibiotic ointment, got a washcloth and get it damp and put it on my wound and covered it with a heating pad on low for 20 mins at a time every 2 hrs, took Advil and prayer for relief. by morning it had swelled to epic per-portions but nothing was coming out ..YET, fearing i was yet into the embarrassment of an ER visit, i continued with the damp washcloth and heating pad all day.. the pain was god awful.. I will be forever thankful for wearing some soft shorts to bed instead of a night gown as about 1 am i felt this stinging throbbing feeling coming from my wound! i jumped up and SPLAT..nasty bloody pus everywhere, the relief was so profound! i jumped into the shower and let it drain with a few squeezes to help it get going really good, after 30 mins the throbbing stopped and i thought it was about over, I went to bed, didnt think i needed the heating pad or hot washcloth anymore...YA..OK.. and woke up to more pain and swelling, i quickly figured out the boil had closed and all the built up pressure was causing the pain, I waddled off to get a clean wash cloth and the heating pad going again..10 mins later, BAM, it blew again, needless to say I kept up on the damp cloth and heating pad, day and night, WORST thing ever is to let it close back up..I got up this morning to a big whiteish gray and bloody core stuck to my sleep shorts.. I showered again and its well on the mend! so what worked for me was Antibacterial soap, triple antibiotic ointment,Advil, damp hot wash clothes and a heating pad brought out the core in 4 days.. the swelling is almost gone, I can walk without wanting to scream and pee my pants..I have tried many home remedies, some worked once but didnt the next time,so i just try everything and find the best one for each situation.. Stay strong!