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QUESTION: How To Cure Reoccuring Boils [Solved]

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Answered: How To Cure Reoccuring Boils 9:58pm on August 27
Adelani Temiloluwa
School Of Nursing Ondo
Nursing Student
300Level, Nigeria.

A boil is an infection of a hair follicle. It’s also called a furuncle. When white blood cells come to fight the infection, pus collects under the skin. What started as a red lump becomes a painful eruption.

Boils are common. They may occur in hair follicles anywhere on the body, but typically occur in areas where hair and sweat coexist, such as the:

armpits
thighs
facial area
neck
groin

Do boils recur?
Yes, sometimes boils can recur. The presence of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus causes many cases of boils. Once present, the body and skin may be more susceptible to reinfection.


How do I treat boils?
You can often treat a boil at home. Here are some general guidelines:

Keep the area clean and free of any irritants.

Don’t pick or attempt to pop the boil.

Apply a warm compress to the boil several times a day.

Don’t reuse or share cloths used for compresses.

A warm compress will help pull out the pus inside the boil. This can help the boil drain on its own.

If you attempt to pop or lance the boil yourself, you’re putting the area at risk of further or worse infection.



How to prevent boils from recurring
Preventing boils has a lot to do with your personal hygiene routine. Keep yourself clean and free of excess sweat as much as possible. Avoid clothing that causes chafing.

To further prevent the chance of a boil recurring, you can also:

Avoid sharing towels or washcloths with anyone.

Don’t share razors or topical deodorants.

Frequently clean bathtubs, toilet seats. and other frequently touched surfaces.

Cover any existing boils with clean bandages.

Bathe regularly, especially after sweating.

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