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Boils Are Broken Or Not, Still Needs Proper Treatment

Boils can occur on any part of the skin, although more often on the neck, face, thighs, buttocks and armpits. Boils can develop and contain pus. Pus from ruptured boils can flow to the surrounding skin and pose a risk of transmission. Boils can be small or large. Small boils generally do not cause problems because they can disappear immediately. Meanwhile, large boils require treatment. Some boils need to be examined by a doctor to find out the cause and how to handle it appropriately.

Treatment of boils at home

Boils 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 treatment

If the boils become more inflamed or become worse, whether the boils rupture or not, immediately consult a doctor to get medical treatment.
  • Take antibiotics

  • 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.
  • Surgery

  • 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.
Any person can grow ulcers, but several conditions make it easier for someone to experience it, such as having skin diseases such as eczema or scabies, overweight or obesity, immune system disorders, diabetes or contact with someone who has a Staphylococcus bacterial infection. Boils rupture or not, still requires proper treatment. Consult a doctor if ulcers do not heal immediately.