To treat the boil faster, measures can be taken, such as placing warm water compresses on the region, as it helps to relieve pain and discomfort, in addition to helping to remove pus, speeding healing, or applying an ointment to the region. .
Although the boil will heal on its own, in about two weeks, when the pus comes out, if these measures are adopted, healing will be faster:
1. Use antiseptic soap
Bathing every day with soap and water or with an antiseptic soap, such as the Granado antiseptic soap or Soapex, for example, helps to treat the infection and prevent the multiplication of the bacteria that causes the boil.
2. Put on warm compresses
The warm water compresses help to relieve the pain and remove the pus, and even after the boil starts to leak the pus alone, it is recommended to continue to put the compresses to clean the area well.
Other options are compresses with frankincense essential oil or fenugreek seeds, as they have anti-inflammatory, astringent and antiseptic properties, helping to remove pus, treat infection and relieve swelling and discomfort.
To make frankincense essential oil compresses, simply add 3 to 5 drops of the oil in a warm water compress. To make compresses with fenugreek seeds, you must beat 110 g of seeds with water or vinegar in the blender, bring the mixture to a boil and then dip a compress into the pulp while it is still hot and apply it over the boil.
3. Apply boil ointment
Antibiotic ointments, such as Verutex, Bactroban or Nebacetin, for example, help remove pus from the boil more quickly and relieve pain and discomfort. These ointments should be applied about 3 times a day and are sold in pharmacies, and should only be used under medical guidance. Find out which is the best ointment for furuncle .
If even with these measures, the boil does not heal on its own 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 the dermatologist, to drain the pus and treat the infection.
Care during treatment
It is important not to squeeze or pop the boil, as the infection can get worse and spread to other areas of the skin. During treatment, you need to be careful, such as:
- Wash your hands whenever you touch the boil;
- Change the compresses, placing 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 rest of the clothes.
These precautions help to prevent the spread of the infection to other regions of the skin and prevent other people from catching the bacteria that cause the boil, which is transmitted through contact with the pus. See also some recipes that can help treat the boil faster.