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Massive boil

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Dizzywhore Sat 27-Aug-16 22:19:01

So sorry tmi but I have a massive red and sore boil on my bum! It's totally agony! On going on holiday tomorrow and not sure if I need to get it looked at?
Any home treatments for it too? blushsad

PigletJohn Sat 27-Aug-16 22:47:01

Magnesium sulphate paste BP. Any chemist has it. Get a couple of jars.

It will draw it to a head and dry it out. Get some first aid dressings (eyepatch size may do) which will absorb the moisture.

You really should have seen your GP.

PigletJohn Sat 27-Aug-16 22:52:46

www.medicines.org.uk/EMC/medicine/24070/SPC/Boots+Magnesium+Sulphate+Paste+BP/

And google it for more. The dressing is to stop it rubbing off, and to absorb the fluid which it will draw from the boil.

ProseccoBitch Sat 27-Aug-16 22:54:28

We need a photo!

Dizzywhore Sun 28-Aug-16 08:27:43

Thanks for the advice.
It only came to yesterday (Saturday) by last night it had really come out so no time to get to the doctors or I would have done!
I'll give the cream a try.

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Sun 28-Aug-16 08:35:53

We need a photo! I don't think this is a sporn post grin

OP, hope the cream works.

SlinkyVagabond Sun 28-Aug-16 08:41:59

And hot flannels. (And photos)

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