I have a boil on my inner bum cheek, its sore red and has yellow pus in it. I have had it for a few days and don't know weather to pop it to drain it of pus?
I have never had a boil before like this..
Don't try to drain it. You can cause a worse infection than what you have now. Boils are caused by a bacterial infection. It needs antibiotics to get rid of. You can try hot compresses 4 times a day for 20 minutes to try to bring it to a head, but if it's already draining, you are running the risk of infecting everyone else in the household. get to a doctor.
Edit: I just thought of something else. You don't want to put any kind of ointment on it. Antibiotic creams like Neosporin are fine, but ointments are petroleum based and will seal the bacteria inside.
try not to sit on your butt (i kno its hard)
apply a hot compress as much as you can. the heat will help drain it. apply antiseptic lotion or something on it to avoid infection
dont burst it! it may be relieving but you can possibly cause further damage.
if it doesnt go away or begin to shrink, go see a doctor for a short dosage of anti biotic and cream (possibly he/she will prescribe Elecon cream)
How thoughtful of you to ask this around lunch time ?
Get someone to burst it for you
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