I think i have a boil near the top inside of my leg. Its like a hard sist, but it does not have a head. I have tried to pop it with a pin and it didn't do anything either. it is quit pain full, but seemed to have no feeling when jabbing it with the pin. Is this a boil or something else? and how do i get rid of it?
According to health practitioners, boils steamed from poor hygiene. always stay clean. always wash your hands after holding something you are not sure clean. For that " thing" inside your leg, better see a doctor before you'll regret on what you've been doing. Not all lumps are boils.
A doctor is definitely in order here. Performing surgery on yourself in never a good idea.
One way to get rid of a boil is to use hot compresses on it:
Take a clean washcloth and run it under very hot tap water. Wring out the water and place the hot washcloth gently on the boil. Use as hot of water as you can without burning yourself. Repeat. this should bring the boil to a head. Continue until it ruptures, than gently wash with warm, not hot running water and Phisohex. Rinse the Phisohex off well, especially near/on your hee hoo.
Use moisture and heat to get rid of boils. Soaking the boil, if it's in a soak-able place on your body, in warm water will help to relieve pain and draw the boil out. Also, a warm, damp compact applied to the skin for 20-30 minutes, 3-4 times a day can also draw the boil out. Once the boil drains, either wash it with antibacterial soap, or apply iodine to ensure that no bacteria can enter the fresh wound and cause further infection of the boil.
Your doctor may need to use surgery to get rid of a boil. Don't worry, this isn't a big deal. if the boil is large enough or is starting to form into an abscess, your doctor will want to get in there with a local anesthetic and a small needle or scalpel. He or she will first numb the boil and the surrounding area and then make a small incision to allow the pus to drain. The incision is then usually packed with gauze and an antiseptic to allow further drainage, but to keep bacteria away.
If you have recurrent problems with boils after treatment, it's time to get a bacterial culture done. A bacterial culture, usually taken from the nose with a cotton swab, will help the doctor identify whether or not your boils are caused by staphylococcus aureus and allow them to plan a way to get rid of your boils. if it turns out that it is staph, then they will find an appropriate antibiotic to help you get rid of staph infections.
Keeping your wounds clean is the key to getting rid of boils. because most boils are caused by that skin dwelling bacteria called staph for short, it's best to keep open boils and other skin wounds as clean as possible. Wash all wounds with antibacterial soap on a daily basis and make sure to change any bandages or dressings when they start to look nasty.
One or more of your family members may need to be treated to really get rid of boils. if your boils are indeed caused by the staph bacteria, one or more of your family members may be carrying the bacteria and passing it on to you without knowing it because the staph carrier often doesn't show symptoms. it is recommended that each family member you've had recent contact with get a bacterial culture done so that you can get rid of boils for good.
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