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Week! DH has the Biggest Boil in the Universe!

(54 Posts)
BaconAndAvocado Mon 26-Nov-12 20:23:05

It's very red with a dry head. Best way to get rid if it?

He couldn't get a doc's appointment today.

(Sorry for yuckiness !)

YouReethra Mon 26-Nov-12 20:26:00

Picture first. You know the drill.

Where is it ?

CMOTDibbler Mon 26-Nov-12 20:26:16

mag sulph paste under a dressing - it'll draw the head out.
And a picture for MN will help it no end <ahem>

ThePathanKhansWitch Mon 26-Nov-12 20:34:55

Really need to see it.Urgently.

BaconAndAvocado Mon 26-Nov-12 21:12:40

Really sorry but I'm a major techno phobe and wouldn't know how to put a photo on, honestly!

Will try the mag sulph, thanks.

DH has now given boil a name......

hopenglory Mon 26-Nov-12 21:15:26


BaconAndAvocado Mon 26-Nov-12 21:16:14

What's klaxon?

hopenglory Mon 26-Nov-12 21:16:55

Priorities! hot flannels, mag sulphate.

Only try the milk bottle trick if you work out how to kink videos

BaconAndAvocado Mon 26-Nov-12 21:22:06

Milk bottle trick?

CoteDAzur Mon 26-Nov-12 21:23:27

Pick off the dry head, then press on both sides.

Enjoy grin

BaconAndAvocado Mon 26-Nov-12 21:27:47

That is sooo tempting but we don' t have any plastic sheeting.....

Seriously we are currently in talks with Channel 4 for the documentary grin

hopenglory Mon 26-Nov-12 21:36:43

The klaxon is what you sound to bring all the sporners running with good advice

BaconAndAvocado Mon 26-Nov-12 22:01:59


DH now having TCP filled bath, going to GP tomorrow. Hope he, and boil, get good night's sleep.

I may well sleep on sofa tonight.....

YouReethra Mon 26-Nov-12 22:37:17

What has he named the boil ?

Rachog Mon 26-Nov-12 22:39:37

Have a squeeze and report back!

BaconAndAvocado Tue 27-Nov-12 12:45:32

He's named the boil Edward, which is a bit lost on me!

He's gone to docs this morning so will report back later on Edward's progress/demise.

On the last viewing Edward's head was a dark grey colour.....

ThePathanKhansWitch Tue 27-Nov-12 16:16:41

Oh it really needs squeezing.

BaconAndAvocado Tue 27-Nov-12 19:26:44

I know but I can't even bear to look at it now, let alone touch it!

The doctor has prescribed anti biotics and if it doesn't improve in 2 days it will need to be drained in hospital........bleeeurgh! It sounds medieval!

DH has now drawn a circle in biro around Edward to chart any possible growth.

Edward has become part of the family grin

ThePathanKhansWitch Tue 27-Nov-12 19:43:15

If you're in the Uk, i could possibly be with Edward in a few hours, save dh a trip to hospital.grin
i am not joking

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Jacksmania Tue 27-Nov-12 20:14:58

Really, how are we supposed to advise without visual evidence?

The milk bottle trick is when you heat a glass milk bottle in boiling water, slap the opening over the boil and wait for the bottle to cool. As it cools, a vacuum forms in the bottle. Which will usually cause the boil to erupt spectacularly. And conveniently, neatly in the bottle.
'Tis fab grin

Violetroses Tue 27-Nov-12 20:21:53

Would that work with a wine bottle....?

Jacksmania Tue 27-Nov-12 20:27:09

I don't know. I think it depends on the size of the boil. I think a clear bottle is best, and the opening has to cover all or most of the boil.

Corygal Tue 27-Nov-12 20:31:04

Ummmm, can I and my friend Beryl the Boil join in? I've got her on the inner thigh about an inch wide - she is fat and her skin is sort of grey: she gets greyer in the middle.

Do I need to do anything? Will she depart naturally, or at least slip off before someone asks me to take pix up me kilt and put them on the interweb.

Doinmummy Tue 27-Nov-12 20:51:07

Corygal Beryl needs to have her pic taken for posterity (and posted on here )

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