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Suggest home remedies for a boil on skin

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Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

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Posted on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: need info on how to treat a boil at home jf possible
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
drainage is required

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

drainage is the best treatment for such cases. The natural way to go is to apply warmth on the area which will help it to drain spontaneously. If it's soft enough perhaps you can help it a bit. Make sure the area is clean by using a local antiseptic like chlorhexidine. If the cavity is not complicated by adhesions which may keep foci of infection trapped inside, drainage alone may suffice. Sometimes surgical intervention is required. Antibiotics might also be needed.

Of course medical treatment is preferred over home remedies because the doctor can assess your condition better and provide the best solution.

I hope it helps!
Kind Regards!
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