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Painful boil on bum

(11 Posts)
Nevergoingtolearn Tue 27-Oct-15 15:07:59

Ok, it's not on my bum it's on my thigh but it really hurts when I sit down, I thought it was just a spot but now it's huge and red, I can feel a large lump under the skin so I thcould know its a boil? It there anything I can put on it to either draw out whatever's in there or to make it vanish. It's not very atractive sad

jeee Tue 27-Oct-15 15:14:48

Klaxon and photo - them's the rules.

Nevergoingtolearn Tue 27-Oct-15 15:46:45

You really want to see a photo? It's not that ugly, I think the bests to come, I will apply heat and hope the puss rises grin

Nevergoingtolearn Tue 27-Oct-15 15:55:12

The boil/spot, please excuse the stretch marks and flab.

PotteringAlong Tue 27-Oct-15 15:59:43

The hottest bath you can bare and Magnesium sulphate!

starfishmummy Tue 27-Oct-15 16:00:51

Pulls up chair.....

RoganJosh Tue 27-Oct-15 16:02:06

There's a hint of a head there I think.

Nevergoingtolearn Tue 27-Oct-15 16:32:18

There is a hint of a head, I have had it for 4 or 5 days so it must be getting close to bursting grin, I will have a hot bath later and use a warm compress for a bit.

Aquamarine70 Wed 28-Oct-15 09:39:30

You can buy magnesium sulphate paste OTC which will bring it to s head.

Vix270781 Wed 28-Oct-15 12:47:34

I had one of these not long ago, almost same place and holy moly they are painful!! My doc (I went about something else but whilst I was there....) said it was an hair follicle that had got infected with it being in the area it is and pressure being put on it all day (I have a desk job so am on my backside a lot of the day). Remedies: yes hot bath with Dettol or Savlon and Fucidin cream. And repeat. And repeat. Until you have relief! I am a poker and prodder so helped it on it's way but made sure to bath in antiseptic afterwards.

LuluJakey1 Wed 28-Oct-15 19:24:59

Magnesium sulphate paste after hot bath.

Fetch the popcorn Ginger (Quote and context anyone?)

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