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What can I do for a boil on my backside

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  DR MED MD replied 8 years ago.

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Do not try or attempt to lance or squeeze it — that may spread the infection.

Boils usually start as red, tender lumps. The lumps quickly fill with pus, growing larger and more painful until they rupture and drain.

Apply a warm washcloth or compress to the affected area for at least 10 minutes every few hours.

Gently wash the boil two to three times a day.

A large boil or carbuncle by making a small incision in the tip.

If there is severe pain or rapid increase in size and swelling of surrounding area or fever please contact your doctor.

If there is moderate pain you can take tab Acetaminophen. It is over the counter drug.