Treatment of boils at homeBoils are generally caused by Staphylococcus bacteria which are commonly found on the skin or nose. Not infrequently, boils form when the skin is injured or bitten by a mosquito, because bacteria are more easily entered. To reduce the risk of bursting boils that can spread to other body locations, you can take care at home so that boils don't get worse.
Compress with warm water
So that boils open and pus can come out, compress boils using warm water. Take a cloth or small towel, dip it in warm water. Stick the towel over the surface of the boil. Let stand for several minutes and do it several times a day. Pay attention to the temperature of the water, don't overheat because the temperature is too high can make ulcers inflamed. Don't forget, wash your hands before and after applying boils.
Avoid pressing ulcers
Do not press boils. Because, the pressure applied to ulcers will make the infection more serious. In addition, pressing boils certainly makes it more painful.
While maintaining cleanliness
The key to treating boils before they occur is to keep them clean. Clean the area of the boil and its surroundings by using a cotton ball that has been soaked in an antiseptic solution. After that, dry this area. If necessary, cover using plaster to prevent you from scratching boils.
Take pain medication
If ulcers are inflamed and painful, you can take medicine to help reduce pain. You can choose paracetamol or ibuprofen. Don't forget to pay attention to the dose.
Medical treatmentIf the boils become more inflamed or become worse, whether the boils rupture or not, immediately consult a doctor to get medical treatment.
If ulcers rupture and become inflamed, the doctor will most likely give antibiotics. Take this antibiotic according to the dose and time given. Often you still have to take antibiotics until they run out even though boils have healed.
If the boil is already filled with pus, what is expected is the condition of the boil rupture so that the pus comes out and then the boil deflates. However, if the boils that are already full of pus do not rupture, the doctor will make an incision to remove the pus. After that the doctor will give antibiotics. This action only takes a short time so you don't need to stay in the hospital.