Boils are red, swollen and painful at first boils start as hard, red lumps. It appears like a bad pimple. The boil developed and becomes much larger, gets hard, even more painful and forms a pouch of pus on the top. The redness, swelling and pus are signs that severe infection. The skin around the boil may become warm, red, swollen, and painful too.
The causes of boils are several reasons. Boils can be caused by an infected cut; boils can be caused by an infected hair follicle; boils can caused by the use of antibiotics; but the most common cause of boils is staphylococcus aureus infection or staph for short and also known as “golden staph”.
How to Get Rid of Boils
Take a clean cloth and soak it in warm water squeeze the warm cloth and apply on boils. Do this several times every day for several days. The warmth of the cloth helps draw the pus to the surface of the boil and finally the boil pops.
Wash all wounds with antibacterial soap on a daily basis until all the pus is out of the boil and make sure to change any bandages or dressings.
Once all the pus is gone, apply an antibiotic ointments and then cover with a clean and sterile bandage.
Keep the boil clean by washing it, applying ointment, and a clean bandage 2-3 times every day until it heals.
It’s very important to use a clean cloth and antibiotic ointment. A boil is a sign of infection. When it pops the skin is open and more at risk to other germs and infections. Prevent this by keeping everything that comes in contact with the boil clean and germ-free.
Doctors do not recommend the pop the boil with a pin or needle. According to doctors, this will make the infection worse.
Most cures for boils are made up of either a mineral supplement consisting of vitamin A and vitamin E or an antibacterial wash.
If you are experiencing symptoms like burning, itching and fever it’s time to see the doctor immediately.