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How can a boil on the buttocks be treated?

hello Doctor, I have got a boil on my buttocks from past two - three days. It has little swallon now, with redness around it. I am using alchohal wipes to give it a spirit wash after bath in morning and at night before going to bed. Can I use soframycin or neosporin on it?
Wed, 14 Dec 2016
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Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I am Dr. Rommstein, I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can.

This is probably gluteal abscess and the only appropriate treatment is surgical incision and drainage so you should see doctor for it and do further therapy. Antibiotics may not be helpful in this point.

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Kindly regards. Wish you a good health.
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How can a boil on the buttocks be treated?

Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I am Dr. Rommstein, I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can. This is probably gluteal abscess and the only appropriate treatment is surgical incision and drainage so you should see doctor for it and do further therapy. Antibiotics may not be helpful in this point. I hope I have answered you query. If you have any further questions you can contact us in every time. Kindly regards. Wish you a good health.