To heal a boil, it is important to put patches of warm water, for example, as they help relieve pain and discomfort, remove the pus and, consequently, heal the boil faster.
Usually, the boil heals on its own, no more than two weeks, when pus leaves the inside, however, 3 tips to heal the boil faster include:
1. Use antibacterial soap
Bathing every day with water and antibacterial soap, such as Valderma or Cidal, for example, helps to treat the infection and prevent the multiplication of the bacteria that causes the boil.
2. Put warm patches
Warm water patches help relieve pain and remove pus, and even after the boil begins to leak pus alone, it is advised to continue to apply the patches to clean the region well.
Other options are the essential oils of frankincense or fenugreek seeds, as they have anti-inflammatory, astringent and antiseptic properties, helping to remove the pus, treat the infection and relieve swelling and discomfort.
To make the essential oil patches of frankincense, simply add 3 to 5 drops of the oil in a warm water patch. For patches with fenugreek seeds, you should beat in the blender 110 g of seeds with water or vinegar, bring the mixture to the fire until it begins to boil and then soak a patch in the warm pulp and apply on the boil.
3. Apply ointment to the boil
Boil ointment such as Ictiol ointment or Furacin, for example, helps remove pus from the boil faster and relieve pain and discomfort. These ointments should be applied about 3 times a week and are sold in pharmacies under medical supervision.
If even with these measures the boil does not heal itself in two weeks, at most, the individual has a lot of pain or the boil becomes more swollen, red and with more pus, it is recommended to consult a dermatologist, to drain the pus and treat the infection.
Cautions during treatment
It is important not to squeeze or burst the boil, as the infection may worsen and spread to other areas of the skin. During treatment, some care needs to be taken, such as:
- Wash your hands whenever you touch the boil;
- Change the patches by putting them in the trash and then washing your hands with soap and water;
- Do not share clothes, tissues, sheets or towels and wash them with boiling water, separate from the remaining clothing.
These precautions help prevent the infection from spreading to other regions of the skin and prevent other people from catching the bacteria that causes the boil, which is transmitted through contact with the pus.